US trade (export - import) with Saint Lucia in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Saint Lucia in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Saint Lucia

In 2013, US trade with Saint Lucia totaled $611.8 million, up 55.57% ($218.5 million) from 2012.

US exports to Saint Lucia in 2013 totaled $594.3 million, up 57.66% ($217.4 million) from 2012.

US imports from Saint Lucia in 2013 totaled $17.5 million, up 7.22% ($1.2 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Saint Lucia in 2013 was $576.8 million, a 59.94% increase ($216.2 million) over 2012.

Saint Lucia was the US 115th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 124th in 2012), accounting for 0.0157% of US total trade (up from 0.0101% in 2012).

Saint Lucia was the US 97th largest export market in 2013 (up from 105th in 2012), accounting for 0.0377% of US total exports (up from 0.0244% in 2012).

Saint Lucia was the US 160th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 161st in 2012), accounting for 0.0008% of US total imports (up from 0.0007% in 2012).

US Exports to Saint Lucia

The major share of US exports to Saint Lucia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 63.77% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (52.83% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.98% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (10.38% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.74% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (9.14% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.84% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (4.13% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.73% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (2.82% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.62% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (2.09% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.80% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (1.45% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Lucia in 2013 over 2012 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 $179.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $32.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Lucia in 2013 over 2012 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 $3.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1.9 million.
US exports to Saint Lucia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 33.6 0.01 24.537.25
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,207.7 2.39 14,206.90.01
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 660.3 0.11 699.7-5.63
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,357.2 0.40 2,035.815.79
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26.2 0.00 158.1-83.42
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 67.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,515.2 0.25 1,678.4-9.73
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 896.2 0.15 941.5-4.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 404.4 0.07 428.6-5.64
10 Cereals 174.7 0.03 480.1-63.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 619.4 0.10 604.62.45
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 64.0 0.01 106.7-40.06
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6.9 0.00 8.2-16.55
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 16.2 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 971.1 0.16 706.837.39
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,293.3 0.22 1,331.8-2.89
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 364.7 0.06 359.11.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 232.9 0.04 264.6-11.97
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,036.5 0.34 1,884.28.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,752.9 0.29 1,730.01.33
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,797.8 0.47 2,451.014.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,596.3 0.44 3,190.0-18.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 933.3 0.16 941.8-0.91
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 151.8 0.03 153.5-1.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 259.1 0.04 152.470.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 378,749.2 63.73 198,984.690.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 361.1 0.06 524.4-31.14
29 Organic chemicals 134.4 0.02 205.3-34.54
30 Pharmaceutical products 731.5 0.12 534.936.74
31 Fertilizers 209.6 0.04 227.2-7.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,073.4 0.18 1,337.8-19.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,662.6 0.62 3,219.713.76
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 1,170.0 0.20 1,230.7-4.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 101.1 0.02 187.4-46.09
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 23.3 0.00 26.9-13.28
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 145.8 0.02 52.5177.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,390.8 0.40 1,973.721.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,345.2 0.90 4,930.38.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,519.1 0.26 1,106.537.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 294.5 0.05 253.116.35
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3.9 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,629.0 1.12 5,619.017.97
45 Cork and articles of cork 8.4 0.00 7.119.01
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 9.2 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,238.6 0.54 4,338.6-25.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 393.3 0.07 674.5-41.69
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3.9 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 11.6 0.00 12.7-8.76
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 26.0 0.00 2.7849.65
54 Man-made filaments 33.5 0.01 52.0-35.50
55 Man-made staple fibers 30.7 0.01 25.420.80
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 88.1 0.01 53.265.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 80.2 0.01 53.450.26
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19.4 0.00 15.624.60
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 82.8 0.01 88.8-6.75
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 21.3 0.00 74.1-71.25
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 249.4 0.04 357.7-30.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 172.7 0.03 270.7-36.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,107.9 0.19 1,081.32.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 631.6 0.11 740.7-14.74
65 Headgear and parts thereof 26.1 0.00 47.6-45.13
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 132.5 0.02 91.544.77
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 52.2 0.01 25.3106.42
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,034.0 0.17 1,042.6-0.82
69 Ceramic products 489.6 0.08 575.3-14.91
70 Glass and glassware 828.3 0.14 638.929.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,611.8 1.62 7,863.822.23
72 Iron and steel 91.3 0.02 731.2-87.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,106.4 0.35 1,685.524.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 286.5 0.05 318.0-9.91
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 904.9 0.15 1,821.0-50.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 31.5 0.01 2.71,090.11
79 Zinc and articles thereof 9.9 0.00 15.7-37.25
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.7 0.00 11.1-75.59
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 45.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 240.5 0.04 108.7121.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,079.3 0.18 708.952.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,577.2 3.13 13,610.236.49
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 10,953.7 1.84 14,723.8-25.61
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 9.7 0.00 27.4-64.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,760.3 0.63 2,272.565.47
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 817.0 0.14 222.1267.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,994.6 0.50 4,860.8-38.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,380.1 0.74 3,411.928.38
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,547.0 0.43 2,791.7-8.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 54.8 0.01 322.7-83.01
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2.8 0.00 65.7-95.80
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 3,646.7 0.61 2,665.536.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 938.7 0.16 620.151.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,004.0 0.17 1,077.5-6.82
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.5 0.00 26.5-79.06
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 84,567.0 14.23 51,651.263.73

US Imports from Saint Lucia

The major share of US imports from Saint Lucia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 68.32% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (68.31% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.61% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (13.46% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.03% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (3.51% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.66% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (2.15% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Lucia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.5 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 $0.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Lucia in 2013 over the 2012 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) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Saint Lucia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13.7 0.08 177.3-92.25
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6.0 0.03 9.0-33.62
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 26.1 0.15 3.5643.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 23.6 0.14 22.93.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2.6 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 381.8 2.19 290.331.52
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 75.9 0.43 68.910.20
31 Fertilizers 5.3 0.03 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 33.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.3 0.02 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.2 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 1.9-83.43
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,154.3 6.61 2,192.9-47.36
72 Iron and steel 13.2 0.08 10.427.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 267.8 1.53 153.174.91
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 120.1 0.69 44.2171.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 64.2 0.37 141.9-54.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 262.8 1.50 19.71,234.13
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 11,664.1 66.79 11,010.55.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.9 0.03 96.5-93.87
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 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 117.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 98.5 0.56 95.13.58
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,273.1 18.74 1,796.782.17
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce