US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 09, 2018

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

US Trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis totaled $211.8 million, up 51.74% ($72.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $176.0 million, up 73.61% ($74.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first nine months of 2017 were $35.8 million, down 6.29% ($2.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first nine months of 2017 was $140.2 million, a 121.95% increase ($77.0 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 133rd largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 144th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0073% of US total trade (up from 0.0053% in the first nine months of 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 120th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 136th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0155% of US total exports (up from 0.0096% in the first nine months of 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 142nd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 137th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0020% of US total imports (down from 0.0024% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.91% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (34.86% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.77% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (12.69% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.22% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (8.19% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.34% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (7.97% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.18% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (3.15% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.38% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (6.73% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.74% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (4.22% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.98% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.79% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $67.6 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $4.4 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;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $1.2 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;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.7 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 $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $2.0 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 21.1 0.01 19.67.67
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,678.5 2.09 2,879.327.76
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 845.7 0.48 972.5-13.04
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 723.5 0.41 553.430.73
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36.6 0.02 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,006.4 0.57 544.184.94
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 442.5 0.25 380.916.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 239.8 0.14 248.9-3.66
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 119.5 0.07 98.421.52
10 Cereals 329.4 0.19 322.72.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 116.1 0.07 82.241.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 38.2 0.02 25.351.09
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 30.1 0.02 101.0-70.17
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 261.6 0.15 290.1-9.83
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 504.8 0.29 564.2-10.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 200.5 0.11 128.755.73
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 40.1 0.02 76.8-47.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 967.6 0.55 1,016.7-4.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 721.3 0.41 858.8-16.01
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,215.5 0.69 1,688.3-28.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,115.0 0.63 1,146.8-2.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 864.3 0.49 639.235.22
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 154.3 0.09 220.4-29.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 269.9 0.15 486.7-44.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,078.0 4.02 2,709.3161.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 107.9 0.06 92.916.08
29 Organic chemicals 97.0 0.06 72.134.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 383.2 0.22 561.0-31.69
31 Fertilizers 50.8 0.03 45.212.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 817.4 0.46 664.223.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 873.7 0.50 820.06.55
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 1,068.8 0.61 1,085.4-1.54
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 59.0 0.03 175.3-66.37
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 5.9 0.00 34.5-82.85
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 11.8 0.01 7.362.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 828.6 0.47 705.217.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,830.2 1.61 3,047.4-7.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 509.1 0.29 767.0-33.62
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) 144.8 0.08 171.9-15.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21.7 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,052.7 2.87 5,812.9-13.08
45 Cork and articles of cork 11.3 0.01 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 721.6 0.41 834.8-13.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 162.8 0.09 171.1-4.86
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 81.2 0.05 51.059.01
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 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 30.2 0.02 52.1-42.03
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 27.4 0.02 10.1170.96
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 76.0 0.04 70.08.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11.3 0.01 8.927.42
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 69.9 0.04 59.916.83
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7.1 0.00 6.214.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 273.4 0.16 154.577.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 99.7 0.06 406.3-75.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 463.4 0.26 476.4-2.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 354.0 0.20 358.3-1.20
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16.2 0.01 5.8177.72
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 119.4 0.07 48.3147.04
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 81.3 0.05 88.5-8.06
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 832.6 0.47 999.0-16.66
69 Ceramic products 627.0 0.36 456.537.36
70 Glass and glassware 629.3 0.36 732.5-14.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,818.3 2.74 4,278.712.61
72 Iron and steel 364.9 0.21 756.1-51.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,737.0 2.12 3,542.25.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 469.5 0.27 304.454.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6.9 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,028.3 1.15 2,280.0-11.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 92.7 0.05 77.719.29
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7.4 0.00 12.0-38.39
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.0 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 79.9 0.05 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 299.5 0.17 449.1-33.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,096.7 1.19 875.0139.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,851.5 5.60 10,071.7-2.19
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 18,551.0 10.54 17,518.65.89
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 42.8 0.02 42.31.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,590.7 2.04 5,568.4-35.52
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 67,670.8 38.46 65.8102,672.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 587.2 0.33 477.023.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,610.6 0.92 1,585.21.60
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,260.9 0.72 1,174.47.36
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 162.3 0.09 25.3540.44
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 20.1 0.01 11.377.84
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 5,499.3 3.13 3,275.567.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 882.6 0.50 982.8-10.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 195.0 0.11 240.5-18.94
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 162.3 0.09 66.6143.81
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,261.4 7.54 12,540.15.75

US Imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.98% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (73.08% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.03% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.96% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.4 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 $0.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.3 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.
US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 50.5 0.14 123.8-59.19
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 45.0 0.13 50.0-10.00
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
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40.9 0.11 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 583.5 1.63 566.53.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5.8 0.02 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25.3 0.07 3.9546.27
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 0.00 293.9-100.00
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 147.5 0.41 145.01.75
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 60.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 10.3 0.03 18.4-44.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 50.1 0.14 24.3105.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 166.2 0.46 118.240.60
78 Lead and articles thereof 28.3 0.08 2.9866.61
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15.9 0.04 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 67.8 0.19 123.0-44.88
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 24,320.7 67.93 24,721.3-1.62
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 0.04 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.2 0.01 24.2-86.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,794.5 7.81 3,051.5-8.42
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7.8 0.02 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 302.8 0.85 311.6-2.82
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.1 0.01 13.2-83.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,108.6 19.86 8,501.8-16.39
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce