US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 09, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis totaled $81.3 million, up 44.05% ($24.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $67.7 million, up 54.03% ($23.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $13.6 million, up 9.01% ($1.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $54.0 million, a 71.95% increase ($22.6 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 131st largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 141st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0078% of US total trade (up from 0.0059% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 118th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 129th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0166% of US total exports (up from 0.0116% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 140th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 139th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total imports (just as in the 4th 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 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 24.50% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (6.40% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.87% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (25.06% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.21% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (12.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.10% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (12.26% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.53% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (5.67% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.15% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (7.18% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.36% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (5.32% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.11% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (2.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $13.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,309.5 3.41 1,264.882.60
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 451.5 0.67 296.352.39
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 411.8 0.61 225.582.58
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8.2 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 254.5 0.38 808.4-68.52
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 273.9 0.40 140.894.49
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 170.2 0.25 85.1100.12
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 99.7 0.15 65.951.18
10 Cereals 121.3 0.18 104.915.60
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 65.9 0.10 9.6586.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 44.6 0.07 7.2516.31
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 40.9 0.06 10.9274.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 72.8 0.11 122.9-40.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 365.4 0.54 210.473.71
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 151.9 0.22 68.7121.31
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 44.0 0.07 29.648.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 554.1 0.82 430.028.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 430.5 0.64 286.750.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 667.7 0.99 378.176.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 652.9 0.96 539.920.92
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 301.4 0.45 308.4-2.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 97.7 0.14 37.3161.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 122.8 0.18 181.9-32.48
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,680.8 6.92 5,203.3-10.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13.7 0.02 46.5-70.43
29 Organic chemicals 6.7 0.01 7.1-6.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 111.5 0.16 190.2-41.37
31 Fertilizers 8.1 0.01 32.9-75.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 222.7 0.33 334.2-33.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 414.6 0.61 353.017.44
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 602.1 0.89 454.532.45
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 41.6 0.06 18.2129.38
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 22.0-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5.6 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 209.2 0.31 279.2-25.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 870.0 1.29 1,236.4-29.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 304.2 0.45 179.469.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 209.4 0.31 42.2396.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,677.4 2.48 2,020.6-16.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 502.4 0.74 257.994.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 91.2 0.13 60.650.54
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 48.7 0.07 27.378.13
54 Man-made filaments 7.6 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 59.1 0.09 25.1135.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 27.1 0.04 105.3-74.24
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 62.1 0.09 39.457.71
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2.8 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16.8 0.02 5.5206.47
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.8 0.01 44.5-91.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 241.7 0.36 116.8107.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 118.5 0.18 262.6-54.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 352.2 0.52 125.6180.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 220.0 0.33 186.517.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 21.9 0.03 6.9217.13
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 238.6 0.35 54.9334.25
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8.0 0.01 38.7-79.23
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 323.8 0.48 521.0-37.85
69 Ceramic products 211.1 0.31 218.2-3.26
70 Glass and glassware 189.5 0.28 298.9-36.58
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16,579.4 24.50 2,812.6489.48
72 Iron and steel 205.8 0.30 214.0-3.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,761.5 2.60 959.283.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 91.3 0.13 88.63.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.8 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 531.7 0.79 697.6-23.78
78 Lead and articles thereof 9.7 0.01 4.8102.59
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.7 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 32.4 0.05 191.2-83.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 425.5 0.63 335.926.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,371.7 9.41 3,216.998.07
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 6,290.7 9.29 6,287.90.04
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 25.7 0.04 4.5470.44
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,603.3 2.37 1,101.945.50
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 62.1 0.09 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 912.5 1.35 75.01,117.44
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 890.4 1.32 327.4171.92
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,567.7 2.32 1,244.026.03
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 16.6 0.02 34.4-51.81
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 21.6 0.03 28.6-24.64
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 2,318.2 3.43 2,350.6-1.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 356.5 0.53 507.9-29.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 75.2 0.11 113.8-33.94
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 38.9 0.06 10.9256.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,649.8 11.30 4,905.255.95

US Imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.27% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (78.35% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.16% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.78% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (3.70% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $0.5 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) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 58.3-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 15.0 0.11 20.0-24.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 143.5 1.05 143.8-0.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.8 0.01 5.6-68.07
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 462.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 34.8 0.26 13.8151.92
72 Iron and steel 4.0 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 26.8-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 18.4 0.13 17.93.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 54.8 0.40 47.116.34
78 Lead and articles thereof 13.0 0.10 3.4280.41
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.8 0.04 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 40.1 0.29 13.8190.13
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 8,829.0 64.74 8,940.4-1.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.9 0.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,118.8 8.20 847.532.01
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 0.04 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 115.4 0.85 115.20.12
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,234.4 23.72 1,788.080.89
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce