US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 24, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis totaled $50.7 million, up 1.45% ($0.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $38.4 million, up 1.79% ($0.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $12.2 million, up 0.39% ($0.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $26.2 million, a 2.46% increase ($0.6 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 138th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 134th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0054% of US total trade (down from 0.0057% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 125th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 123rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0103% of US total exports (down from 0.0109% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 136th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 135th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0022% of US total imports (down from 0.0023% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.34% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (34.43% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.69% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (13.18% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.56% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (7.32% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.18% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (7.46% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.62% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (8.02% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.69% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (4.91% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.48% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.50% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.88% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.85% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $1.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 11.0-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,252.7 3.26 973.328.70
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 323.0 0.84 320.40.82
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 190.7 0.50 222.5-14.30
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 250.2 0.65 260.9-4.09
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 140.7 0.37 95.547.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 96.4 0.25 84.813.63
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20.1 0.05 22.5-10.69
10 Cereals 117.5 0.31 106.110.82
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10.5 0.03 2.9259.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.8 0.01 3.029.24
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 17.2 0.04 63.1-72.79
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 61.6 0.16 101.6-39.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 147.7 0.38 220.8-33.10
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 43.7 0.11 51.9-15.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17.6 0.05 12.936.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 309.1 0.80 338.0-8.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 230.0 0.60 310.5-25.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 486.9 1.27 872.8-44.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 394.8 1.03 567.2-30.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 296.9 0.77 240.523.46
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 80.3 0.21 91.2-11.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 63.2 0.16 130.3-51.48
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,041.3 5.31 435.1369.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 40.7 0.11 49.8-18.40
29 Organic chemicals 50.7 0.13 18.9168.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 142.0 0.37 229.0-37.98
31 Fertilizers 32.8 0.09 15.1116.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 256.7 0.67 302.6-15.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 555.8 1.45 243.3128.47
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 395.1 1.03 359.210.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6.8 0.02 45.2-85.05
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2.5 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 218.5 0.57 295.1-25.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 708.7 1.85 1,176.3-39.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 133.1 0.35 289.6-54.03
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.8 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 35.9 0.09 103.0-65.16
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,891.9 4.93 1,484.127.47
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 228.0 0.59 286.6-20.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 67.2 0.18 77.2-12.89
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 24.2 0.06 17.836.10
55 Man-made staple fibers 19.8 0.05 9.1117.74
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6.6 0.02 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 18.0 0.05 51.4-64.89
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 22.7 0.06 10.4116.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 154.4 0.40 93.065.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 39.3 0.10 137.6-71.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 135.7 0.35 188.1-27.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 208.1 0.54 143.145.37
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.0 0.02 3.2118.37
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 62.1 0.16 2.62,294.41
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 23.7 0.06 28.9-18.07
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 419.1 1.09 282.748.25
69 Ceramic products 101.7 0.26 107.6-5.46
70 Glass and glassware 243.6 0.63 144.268.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,757.8 7.18 2,813.4-1.98
72 Iron and steel 121.0 0.31 175.2-30.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,308.8 3.41 1,452.3-9.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 208.8 0.54 102.0104.71
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6.9 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 841.8 2.19 543.854.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 71.9-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7.4 0.02 8.9-16.55
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.0 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 97.7 0.25 88.510.32
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 689.2 1.79 319.4115.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,192.8 10.92 3,656.614.66
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 5,447.8 14.18 6,675.3-18.39
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 20.5 0.05 14.838.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,773.0 4.62 2,012.4-11.89
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 218.2 0.57 9.72,156.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 108.3 0.28 76.142.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 278.2 0.72 544.9-48.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 502.3 1.31 519.3-3.27
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 13.0 0.03 5.9120.45
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
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 1,754.8 4.57 1,658.95.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 253.5 0.66 365.2-30.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 50.2 0.13 120.2-58.19
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 67.5 0.18 23.3189.50

US Imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.79% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (70.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.89% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (0.89% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (2.38% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $0.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 50.5 0.41 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 15.0 0.12 20.0-25.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40.9 0.33 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 125.5 1.02 88.541.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4.3 0.04 1.0320.70
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 290.6-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.5 0.00 0.0
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 25.8 0.21 42.2-38.78
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.6 0.03 18.4-80.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 8.9 0.07 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 32.0 0.26 31.61.12
78 Lead and articles thereof 6.4 0.05 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23.1 0.19 27.5-15.93
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 8,212.1 67.05 7,572.38.45
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 0.12 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,032.1 8.43 979.75.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 101.0 0.82 102.0-1.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce