US trade (export - import) with Saint Lucia in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Saint Lucia in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Saint Lucia

In 2014, US trade with Saint Lucia totaled $713.2 million, up 16.57% ($101.4 million) from 2013.

US exports to Saint Lucia in 2014 totaled $693.8 million, up 16.74% ($99.5 million) from 2013.

US imports from Saint Lucia in 2014 totaled $19.4 million, up 10.94% ($1.9 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Saint Lucia in 2014 was $674.4 million, a 16.92% increase ($97.6 million) over 2013.

Saint Lucia was the US 113th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 115th in 2013), accounting for 0.0177% of US total trade (up from 0.0157% in 2013).

Saint Lucia was the US 94th largest export market in 2014 (up from 97th in 2013), accounting for 0.0428% of US total exports (up from 0.0377% in 2013).

Saint Lucia was the US 157th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 160th in 2013), accounting for 0.0008% of US total imports (just as in 2013).

US Exports to Saint Lucia

The major share of US exports to Saint Lucia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 67.57% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (63.77% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.17% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (6.98% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.32% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (5.74% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.46% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (2.84% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.45% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (1.73% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.40% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (1.62% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Lucia in 2014 over 2013 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 $89.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5.2 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 $2.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Lucia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2.4 million.
US exports to Saint Lucia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 35.1 0.01 33.64.32
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,809.0 2.28 14,207.711.27
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 946.2 0.14 660.343.29
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,599.5 0.37 2,357.210.28
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 29.6 0.00 26.212.77
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5.1 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,931.2 0.28 1,515.227.46
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 838.2 0.12 896.2-6.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 292.6 0.04 404.4-27.63
10 Cereals 360.2 0.05 174.7106.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 550.5 0.08 619.4-11.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 42.2 0.01 64.0-34.09
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 17.9 0.00 6.9159.72
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 16.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 679.4 0.10 971.1-30.04
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,774.0 0.26 1,293.337.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 356.2 0.05 364.7-2.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 195.0 0.03 232.9-16.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,449.0 0.35 2,036.520.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,833.3 0.26 1,752.94.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,223.4 0.32 2,797.8-20.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,720.9 0.39 2,596.34.80
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,091.3 0.16 933.316.93
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 164.5 0.02 151.88.36
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 293.2 0.04 259.113.16
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 468,521.8 67.53 378,749.223.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 481.0 0.07 361.133.19
29 Organic chemicals 427.5 0.06 134.4218.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 508.6 0.07 731.5-30.47
31 Fertilizers 105.2 0.02 209.6-49.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,339.9 0.19 1,073.424.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,074.0 0.44 3,662.6-16.07
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 1,423.8 0.21 1,170.021.69
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 76.8 0.01 101.1-24.02
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 41.2 0.01 23.376.36
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 126.5 0.02 145.8-13.24
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,011.0 0.29 2,390.8-15.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,810.0 0.84 5,345.28.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,628.5 0.23 1,519.17.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 281.1 0.04 294.5-4.53
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,208.6 0.61 6,629.0-36.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.1 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 172.8 0.02 9.21,778.24
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,191.9 0.75 3,238.660.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 499.3 0.07 393.326.95
50 Silk 7.0 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
52 Cotton 19.2 0.00 11.665.78
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 26.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 61.0 0.01 33.582.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 18.7 0.00 30.7-39.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 78.4 0.01 88.1-11.03
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 93.6 0.01 80.216.65
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11.5 0.00 19.4-40.62
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 42.3 0.01 82.8-48.92
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 62.6 0.01 21.3194.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 207.9 0.03 249.4-16.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 101.1 0.01 172.7-41.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 966.3 0.14 1,107.9-12.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 732.4 0.11 631.615.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 28.6 0.00 26.19.53
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 97.4 0.01 132.5-26.48
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 80.7 0.01 52.254.60
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,104.7 0.16 1,034.06.83
69 Ceramic products 633.6 0.09 489.629.41
70 Glass and glassware 744.8 0.11 828.3-10.08
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,682.2 1.40 9,611.80.73
72 Iron and steel 55.1 0.01 91.3-39.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,121.0 0.31 2,106.40.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 546.4 0.08 286.590.71
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.0 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,130.2 0.16 904.924.90
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 31.5-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.5 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 413.2 0.06 240.571.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 558.6 0.08 1,079.3-48.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,408.6 2.51 18,577.2-6.29
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 13,868.3 2.00 10,953.726.61
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 27.0 0.00 9.7178.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,715.5 0.54 3,760.3-1.19
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 469.2 0.07 817.0-42.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,562.1 0.66 2,994.652.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,747.7 0.40 4,380.1-37.27
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,338.6 0.19 2,547.0-47.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 274.5 0.04 54.8400.69
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 54.3 0.01 2.81,867.90
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 4,786.6 0.69 3,646.731.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 541.8 0.08 938.7-42.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,412.0 0.20 1,004.040.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 73.3 0.01 5.51,221.45
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 89,744.7 12.94 84,567.06.12

US Imports from Saint Lucia

The major share of US imports from Saint Lucia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.81% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (68.32% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.35% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (6.61% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.31% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (3.03% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.28% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (2.66% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Lucia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - 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 2014 over the 2013 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 $0.3 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) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Saint Lucia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 193.3 1.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13.7 0.07 6.0128.26
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 51.4 0.27 26.196.59
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3.6 0.02 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 36.2 0.19 23.653.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.4 0.04 2.6188.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 310.0 1.60 381.8-18.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 220.3 1.14 75.9190.18
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.3 0.01 3.3-29.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11.2 0.06 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.8 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 7.7 0.04 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 4.9 0.03 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 843.4 4.35 1,154.3-26.94
72 Iron and steel 36.2 0.19 13.2174.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 139.3 0.72 267.8-47.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 193.1 1.00 120.160.80
78 Lead and articles thereof 68.7 0.35 64.26.99
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.5 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.5 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 49.8 0.26 262.8-81.05
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 11,345.6 58.56 11,664.1-2.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 103.8 0.54 98.55.40
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,726.9 29.56 3,273.174.97
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce