US trade (export - import) with Saint Lucia in 2017

Published or Updated: May 11, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Saint Lucia in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Saint Lucia

In 2017, US trade with Saint Lucia totaled $590.5 million, up 41.33% ($172.7 million) from 2016.

US exports to Saint Lucia in 2017 totaled $554.3 million, up 37.62% ($151.5 million) from 2016.

US imports from Saint Lucia in 2017 totaled $36.2 million, up 141.09% ($21.2 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Saint Lucia in 2017 was $518.1 million, a 33.61% increase ($130.3 million) over 2016.

Saint Lucia was the US 109th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 118th in 2016), accounting for 0.0149% of US total trade (up from 0.0113% in 2016).

Saint Lucia was the US 90th largest export market in 2017 (up from 98th in 2016), accounting for 0.0359% of US total exports (up from 0.0277% in 2016).

Saint Lucia was the US 149th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 162nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total imports (up from 0.0007% in 2016).

US Exports to Saint Lucia

The major share of US exports to Saint Lucia in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 61.24% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (52.74% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.11% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (9.85% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.02% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (9.02% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.44% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (4.31% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.14% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (3.01% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.86% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (3.02% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.91% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (1.51% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Lucia in 2017 over 2016 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 $126.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $24.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Lucia in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2.5 million.
US exports to Saint Lucia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 46.9 0.01 115.4-59.32
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,554.2 2.63 13,658.86.55
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 850.1 0.15 729.716.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,759.7 0.68 2,678.240.38
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 17.0 0.00 18.2-6.80
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 65.9 0.01 42.754.57
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,562.3 0.46 2,082.623.04
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,051.2 0.19 915.114.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 272.7 0.05 250.19.05
10 Cereals 1,531.6 0.28 1,230.224.50
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 280.8 0.05 320.3-12.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 307.4 0.06 336.6-8.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 22.2 0.00 3.6508.37
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 9.6 0.00 6.156.42
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 923.9 0.17 785.517.62
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,863.1 0.34 1,576.818.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 359.7 0.06 294.122.30
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 365.3 0.07 278.031.39
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,806.6 0.51 2,634.96.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,658.2 0.30 1,889.5-12.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,718.9 0.31 2,488.8-30.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,580.8 0.47 2,623.4-1.63
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,037.3 0.19 1,204.4-13.88
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 267.5 0.05 181.547.39
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 350.9 0.06 169.2107.40
26 Ores, slag and ash 34.7 0.01 3.3945.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 339,066.5 61.17 212,246.259.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,913.6 0.35 554.0245.40
29 Organic chemicals 267.4 0.05 455.9-41.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 734.2 0.13 618.118.79
31 Fertilizers 45.2 0.01 64.3-29.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,510.9 0.27 1,802.2-16.16
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,943.1 0.71 4,182.3-5.72
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 1,385.5 0.25 1,518.1-8.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 99.0 0.02 217.3-54.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 46.9 0.01 33.340.87
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 350.4 0.06 128.7172.21
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,234.3 0.22 1,386.4-10.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,457.8 1.17 5,240.923.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,088.9 0.20 1,167.3-6.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 408.6 0.07 139.3193.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 49.8 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,247.9 1.13 5,495.513.69
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 20.5 0.00 4.3372.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,575.5 0.65 6,034.1-40.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 456.5 0.08 624.2-26.87
52 Cotton 5.8 0.00 38.0-84.70
54 Man-made filaments 60.0 0.01 61.0-1.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 39.2 0.01 57.3-31.69
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 89.1 0.02 69.528.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 97.1 0.02 69.140.57
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 67.4 0.01 35.192.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 158.0 0.03 72.2118.82
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 81.6 0.01 37.1120.26
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 329.7 0.06 442.4-25.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 255.2 0.05 147.972.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,179.1 0.21 947.224.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 459.9 0.08 429.87.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 47.1 0.01 26.280.14
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 319.9 0.06 107.6197.20
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 198.0 0.04 141.340.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 802.1 0.14 1,493.4-46.29
69 Ceramic products 698.1 0.13 990.0-29.48
70 Glass and glassware 931.8 0.17 711.330.99
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,882.5 2.14 12,104.5-1.83
72 Iron and steel 311.4 0.06 298.14.47
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,532.0 0.28 2,719.2-43.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 310.1 0.06 342.7-9.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.2 0.00 2.658.82
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,028.8 0.19 1,164.1-11.62
78 Lead and articles thereof 14.9 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 12.3 0.00 10.814.14
80 Tin and articles thereof 86.5 0.02 17.8384.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8.1 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 969.6 0.17 561.072.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 773.3 0.14 982.7-21.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,087.7 2.90 18,596.5-13.49
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 14,925.1 2.69 14,271.54.58
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 88.1 0.02 44.0100.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,715.8 0.67 3,445.47.85
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 507.1 0.09 436.616.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,538.3 0.46 1,449.675.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,560.0 0.28 1,436.68.59
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,135.2 0.20 1,558.8-27.17
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 121.1 0.02 91.332.61
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 50.2 0.01 30.663.83
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 4,475.0 0.81 4,750.3-5.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 813.1 0.15 750.88.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 807.5 0.15 1,290.8-37.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 127.1 0.02 189.9-33.09
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 76,373.9 13.78 51,906.947.14

US Imports from Saint Lucia

The major share of US imports from Saint Lucia in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.87% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (62.14% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.06% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (0.18% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.69% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (4.30% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.69% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (2.19% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Lucia in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $21.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Lucia in 2017 over the 2016 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 $1.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Saint Lucia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 143.8 0.40 208.2-30.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 29.8-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3.4 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 302.5 0.84 316.7-4.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 163.3 0.45 87.387.01
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 745.6 2.06 27.22,636.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.5 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.1 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.7 0.02 1.5348.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 248.3 0.69 328.3-24.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 27.7 0.08 101.3-72.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.8 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30.1 0.08 147.7-79.64
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 7,834.8 21.66 9,158.2-14.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.5 0.01 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 43.4 0.12 15.5180.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 27.9 0.08 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 10.2 0.03 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 324.2 0.90 35.8805.19
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 26,250.8 72.57 4,528.8479.64
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce