US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 28, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis totaled $115.1 million, up 154.36% ($69.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $104.5 million, up 211.61% ($70.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $10.7 million, down 9.14% ($1.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $93.8 million, a 330.56% increase ($72.0 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 113th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 143rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0117% of US total trade (up from 0.0055% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 96th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 133rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0274% of US total exports (up from 0.0097% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 146th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 135th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total imports (down from 0.0025% in the 3rd 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 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.29% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (34.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.19% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (11.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.90% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (6.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.53% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (9.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.11% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (7.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.88% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (7.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.76% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.51% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $67.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.9 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 $1.8 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 $1.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,109.3 1.06 918.120.82
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 255.3 0.24 318.0-19.71
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 275.5 0.26 179.453.53
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.0 0.00 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 372.3 0.36 127.8191.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 168.0 0.16 140.819.36
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 49.6 0.05 89.1-44.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 81.9 0.08 42.393.74
10 Cereals 77.6 0.07 124.3-37.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 86.4 0.08 46.187.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21.4 0.02 15.438.53
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 73.5 0.07 104.3-29.53
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 124.3 0.12 190.0-34.59
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 103.8 0.10 34.3203.14
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10.9 0.01 14.0-22.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 258.5 0.25 333.1-22.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 224.8 0.22 286.9-21.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 366.8 0.35 488.3-24.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 398.2 0.38 265.250.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 274.5 0.26 178.653.69
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 37.8 0.04 70.2-46.13
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 109.5 0.10 150.9-27.47
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,964.9 3.80 2,019.196.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 32.5 0.03 20.955.50
29 Organic chemicals 33.2 0.03 18.480.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 99.7 0.10 107.9-7.59
31 Fertilizers 7.4 0.01 26.6-72.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 262.4 0.25 212.623.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 173.4 0.17 257.5-32.64
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 343.9 0.33 323.96.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 16.0 0.02 99.9-84.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2.8 0.00 24.7-88.65
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 9.3 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 276.6 0.26 208.132.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 848.5 0.81 1,071.3-20.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 99.3 0.10 279.1-64.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 65.2 0.06 23.3180.20
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21.7 0.02 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,651.5 1.58 2,198.2-24.87
45 Cork and articles of cork 3.3 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 254.9 0.24 262.9-3.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 53.9 0.05 34.257.48
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 32.6 0.03 16.498.95
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 16.1 0.02 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 10.5 0.01 13.6-23.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8.3 0.01 6.332.82
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 33.6 0.03 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2.7 0.00 2.56.47
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15.7 0.02 8.878.94
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 78.3 0.07 26.8192.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15.1 0.01 147.6-89.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 174.2 0.17 162.37.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 84.1 0.08 103.0-18.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.9 0.01 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 20.4 0.02 37.7-45.75
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 30.8 0.03 43.4-28.87
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 298.7 0.29 437.2-31.67
69 Ceramic products 210.5 0.20 139.550.88
70 Glass and glassware 182.9 0.18 457.5-60.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 791.9 0.76 484.763.38
72 Iron and steel 125.4 0.12 353.1-64.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,483.2 1.42 1,227.720.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 111.3 0.11 42.5161.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 653.3 0.63 956.8-31.72
78 Lead and articles thereof 92.7 0.09 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 79.9 0.08 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 131.5 0.13 241.0-45.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,013.5 0.97 305.4231.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,275.8 2.18 3,056.5-25.54
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 7,225.8 6.92 5,385.634.17
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 7.0 0.01 23.9-70.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 878.1 0.84 2,356.3-62.74
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 67,399.8 64.53 37.5179,560.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 53.6 0.05 56.6-5.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 805.2 0.77 513.756.73
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 340.9 0.33 308.110.66
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 28.8 0.03 19.448.23
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 20.1 0.02 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 2,258.8 2.16 930.7142.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 165.9 0.16 285.7-41.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 77.5 0.07 52.048.99
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 72.3 0.07 0.0

US Imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 85.07% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (83.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.34% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (2.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $0.4 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 $0.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 41.3-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 15.0 0.14 10.050.00
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
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 234.8 2.20 180.030.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.2 0.03 2.911.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 71.7 0.67 43.664.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.5 0.04 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 17.2 0.16 10.269.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 49.7 0.47 32.552.70
78 Lead and articles thereof 10.5 0.10 2.9260.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15.9 0.15 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24.1 0.23 93.2-74.15
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 8,216.8 77.05 8,543.2-3.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.2 0.03 5.9-44.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 827.4 7.76 1,186.3-30.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7.8 0.07 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 101.9 0.96 110.2-7.57
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce