US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis totaled $46.0 million, up 3.65% ($1.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $33.1 million, up 9.96% ($3.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $12.9 million, down 9.66% ($1.4 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $20.2 million, a 27.63% increase ($4.4 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 144th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 143rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0047% of US total trade (down from 0.0048% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 133rd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 130th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0086% of US total exports (up from 0.0083% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 137th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 136th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total imports (down from 0.0025% in the 2nd 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 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.90% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (36.24% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.52% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (13.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.75% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (7.97% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.68% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (8.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.44% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (8.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.83% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (3.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.53% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.53% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.44% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $0.8 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 $0.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.5 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 $0.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.3 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 $0.3 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 21.1 0.06 3.3537.88
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,316.6 3.98 987.933.27
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 267.3 0.81 334.1-19.99
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 257.4 0.78 151.569.85
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31.6 0.10 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 383.9 1.16 155.5146.89
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 133.7 0.40 144.7-7.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 93.9 0.28 75.025.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17.5 0.05 33.6-47.81
10 Cereals 134.3 0.41 92.345.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 19.2 0.06 33.3-42.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13.0 0.04 6.988.83
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12.9 0.04 37.9-65.81
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 126.4 0.38 84.250.23
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 232.8 0.70 153.451.74
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 53.0 0.16 42.624.40
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11.6 0.04 49.9-76.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 400.0 1.21 345.615.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 266.5 0.81 261.41.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 361.8 1.09 327.310.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 322.0 0.97 314.42.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 292.8 0.88 220.033.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 36.1 0.11 59.0-38.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 97.2 0.29 205.6-52.70
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,071.8 3.24 255.1320.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 34.7 0.10 22.256.36
29 Organic chemicals 13.1 0.04 34.8-62.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 141.5 0.43 224.1-36.88
31 Fertilizers 10.7 0.03 3.5205.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 298.3 0.90 149.0100.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 144.4 0.44 319.2-54.75
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 329.8 1.00 402.4-18.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36.2 0.11 30.219.79
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.1 0.01 5.9-47.29
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 333.5 1.01 202.065.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,273.0 3.85 799.859.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 276.7 0.84 198.439.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 43.8 0.13 45.6-3.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,509.4 4.56 2,130.6-29.16
45 Cork and articles of cork 8.1 0.02 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.3 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 238.7 0.72 285.3-16.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 41.6 0.13 59.6-30.27
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 24.3 0.07 16.944.30
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 29.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12.5 0.04 3.8224.68
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 24.4 0.07 18.631.01
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.6 0.03 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 31.6 0.10 40.6-22.31
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7.1 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 40.7 0.12 34.717.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 45.2 0.14 121.1-62.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 153.4 0.46 126.121.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 61.8 0.19 112.2-44.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.4 0.01 2.627.38
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 36.8 0.11 8.1356.91
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 26.8 0.08 16.265.46
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 114.7 0.35 279.1-58.90
69 Ceramic products 314.9 0.95 209.450.36
70 Glass and glassware 202.8 0.61 130.855.01
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,268.5 3.83 980.629.37
72 Iron and steel 118.5 0.36 227.8-47.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 944.9 2.85 862.39.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 149.4 0.45 159.8-6.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 533.2 1.61 779.3-31.58
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 70.4 0.21 119.6-41.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 394.0 1.19 250.257.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,382.9 10.22 3,358.70.72
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 5,877.3 17.76 5,457.77.69
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 15.3 0.05 3.6325.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 939.6 2.84 1,199.7-21.68
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 52.8 0.16 18.7183.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 425.3 1.28 344.323.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 527.2 1.59 526.50.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 417.6 1.26 347.020.35
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 120.4 0.36 0.0
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 1,485.7 4.49 686.0116.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 463.1 1.40 331.939.55
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 67.3 0.20 68.4-1.61
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 22.5 0.07 43.2-47.97

US Imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 68.64% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (66.66% in the 2nd 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 (2.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $0.7 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 82.5-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 15.0 0.12 20.0-25.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 223.2 1.73 298.0-25.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5.8 0.04 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17.7 0.14 0.0
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
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
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.0 0.03 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.4 0.03 21.4-79.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 50.0 0.39 59.2-15.50
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 52.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.2 0.02 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 24.0 0.19 14.269.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 84.6 0.66 54.156.40
78 Lead and articles thereof 11.3 0.09 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20.6 0.16 2.3809.59
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 7,891.8 61.22 8,605.8-8.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 18.4-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 935.0 7.25 885.55.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 100.0 0.78 99.40.57
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.1 0.02 8.1-73.83
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce