US trade (export - import) with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2017

Published or Updated: May 09, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis

In 2017, US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis totaled $293.1 million, up 49.52% ($97.1 million) from 2016.

US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2017 totaled $243.6 million, up 67.69% ($98.3 million) from 2016.

US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2017 were $49.4 million, down 2.52% ($1.3 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2017 was $194.2 million, a 105.33% increase ($99.6 million) over 2016.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 132nd largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 145th in 2016), accounting for 0.0074% of US total trade (up from 0.0053% in 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 121st largest export market in 2017 (up from 135th in 2016), accounting for 0.0158% of US total exports (up from 0.0100% in 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 142nd largest supplier in 2017 (down from 139th in 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total imports (down from 0.0023% in 2016).

US Exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 48.46% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (31.90% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.78% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (4.88% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.73% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (12.59% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.03% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (7.42% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.99% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (5.91% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.29% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (7.73% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.38% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (6.31% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.30% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.96% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $67.7 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $14.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.1 million.
US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 21.1 0.01 19.67.67
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,988.0 2.46 4,144.144.50
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,297.2 0.53 1,268.82.24
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,135.2 0.47 778.945.74
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 44.8 0.02 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,260.9 0.52 1,352.5-6.78
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 716.4 0.29 521.837.30
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 410.0 0.17 334.022.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 219.2 0.09 164.333.42
10 Cereals 450.7 0.18 427.65.40
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 182.0 0.07 91.998.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 82.8 0.03 32.5154.65
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 71.0 0.03 111.9-36.56
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 334.3 0.14 413.0-19.05
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 870.2 0.36 774.612.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 352.4 0.14 197.478.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 84.1 0.03 106.4-20.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,521.7 0.62 1,446.75.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,151.8 0.47 1,145.50.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,883.2 0.77 2,066.4-8.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,767.9 0.73 1,686.74.81
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,165.7 0.48 947.623.01
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 252.0 0.10 257.7-2.23
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 392.7 0.16 668.7-41.27
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,758.8 4.83 7,912.648.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 121.6 0.05 139.4-12.76
29 Organic chemicals 103.7 0.04 79.330.82
30 Pharmaceutical products 494.7 0.20 751.1-34.14
31 Fertilizers 59.0 0.02 78.1-24.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,040.1 0.43 998.44.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,288.3 0.53 1,173.09.83
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 1,670.8 0.69 1,540.08.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 100.6 0.04 193.5-48.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 5.9 0.00 56.5-89.53
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 17.4 0.01 7.3139.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,037.8 0.43 984.45.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,700.1 1.52 4,283.8-13.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 813.3 0.33 946.4-14.07
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.8 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 354.3 0.15 214.065.52
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21.7 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,730.1 2.76 7,833.5-14.09
45 Cork and articles of cork 11.3 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.3 0.00 6.0-29.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,224.1 0.50 1,092.712.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 254.0 0.10 231.79.63
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 129.8 0.05 78.465.68
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4.7 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 23.7 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 89.4 0.04 77.315.63
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 54.5 0.02 115.4-52.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 138.1 0.06 109.426.26
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 14.1 0.01 8.958.93
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 86.7 0.04 65.332.71
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 10.8 0.00 50.7-78.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 515.1 0.21 271.289.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 218.2 0.09 668.9-67.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 815.6 0.33 602.035.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 574.0 0.24 544.85.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 38.1 0.02 12.8199.10
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 358.0 0.15 103.3246.66
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 89.4 0.04 127.1-29.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,156.4 0.47 1,520.0-23.92
69 Ceramic products 838.1 0.34 674.624.23
70 Glass and glassware 818.8 0.34 1,031.4-20.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21,397.7 8.78 7,091.2201.75
72 Iron and steel 570.7 0.23 970.1-41.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,498.5 2.26 4,501.422.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 560.9 0.23 393.042.71
75 Nickel and articles thereof 10.7 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,560.0 1.05 2,977.6-14.02
78 Lead and articles thereof 102.4 0.04 82.524.13
79 Zinc and articles thereof 11.1 0.00 12.0-7.50
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.0 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 79.9 0.03 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 331.9 0.14 640.3-48.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,522.3 1.04 1,210.9108.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,223.2 6.66 13,288.622.08
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 24,841.6 10.20 23,806.54.35
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 68.5 0.03 46.846.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,194.0 2.13 6,670.2-22.13
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 67,732.9 27.80 65.8102,767.23
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,499.7 0.62 551.9171.72
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,501.0 1.03 1,912.630.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,828.6 1.16 2,418.416.96
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 178.9 0.07 59.8199.18
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 41.7 0.02 39.94.39
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 7,817.4 3.21 5,626.138.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,239.1 0.51 1,490.6-16.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 270.2 0.11 354.3-23.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 201.2 0.08 77.5159.63
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 20,911.2 8.58 17,445.319.87

US Imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.23% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (74.38% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.79% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.91% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.02% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.54% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 50.5 0.10 182.0-72.25
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 60.0 0.12 70.0-14.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40.9 0.08 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 727.0 1.47 710.32.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5.8 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 11.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27.1 0.05 9.5183.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.5 0.00 4.5-89.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 1.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 756.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.0 0.01 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.9 0.01 21.4-77.27
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 182.3 0.37 158.814.81
72 Iron and steel 4.0 0.01 60.8-93.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 10.3 0.02 45.2-77.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 68.5 0.14 42.262.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 221.0 0.45 165.333.69
78 Lead and articles thereof 41.3 0.08 6.4550.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.8 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15.9 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 107.9 0.22 136.8-21.14
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 33,149.7 67.05 33,661.7-1.52
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 14.9 0.03 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7.2 0.01 24.2-70.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,913.3 7.92 3,899.00.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 5.6 0.01 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7.8 0.02 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 418.2 0.85 426.9-2.03
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.1 0.00 13.2-83.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,343.0 20.92 10,289.80.52
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce