US trade with Saint Lucia in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 11, 2018

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

US Trade with Saint Lucia

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Saint Lucia totaled $188.5 million, up 65.92% ($74.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Saint Lucia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $177.6 million, up 61.06% ($67.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Saint Lucia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $11.0 million, up 224.80% ($7.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Saint Lucia in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $166.6 million, a 55.88% increase ($59.7 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Saint Lucia was the US 105th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 116th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0181% of US total trade (up from 0.0118% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Saint Lucia was the US 84th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 98th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0436% of US total exports (up from 0.0291% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Saint Lucia was the US 148th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 158th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0017% of US total imports (up from 0.0006% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Saint Lucia

The major share of US exports to Saint Lucia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 61.45% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (53.59% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.37% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (8.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.36% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (9.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.32% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (5.62% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.65% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (3.90% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.29% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (2.28% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.04% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (1.16% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Lucia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 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 $50.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $13.0 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 $1.5 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.6 million.

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US exports to Saint Lucia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 12.1 0.01 6.0101.67
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,952.8 2.23 3,351.417.94
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 200.5 0.11 385.4-47.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,209.3 0.68 704.271.73
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6.0 0.00 42.7-85.94
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 868.6 0.49 554.956.55
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 283.7 0.16 243.116.66
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 68.9 0.04 60.114.69
10 Cereals 695.8 0.39 240.0189.93
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 63.7 0.04 79.4-19.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 63.7 0.04 15.8303.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 22.2 0.01 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 278.4 0.16 180.154.59
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 542.1 0.31 419.529.22
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 133.5 0.08 113.817.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 113.2 0.06 91.523.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 948.1 0.53 716.432.35
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 357.4 0.20 566.5-36.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 372.5 0.21 621.0-40.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 759.8 0.43 595.727.53
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 271.8 0.15 325.8-16.59
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 86.5 0.05 21.4304.44
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 45.4 0.03 29.653.44
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 109,071.8 61.43 59,045.284.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 146.7 0.08 178.2-17.70
29 Organic chemicals 111.7 0.06 97.614.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 217.8 0.12 144.151.14
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 16.9-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 545.8 0.31 615.8-11.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,262.4 0.71 920.037.22
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 386.4 0.22 412.8-6.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36.2 0.02 14.0158.56
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 29.5 0.02 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 95.0 0.05 81.816.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 296.4 0.17 244.721.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,302.1 0.73 1,364.2-4.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 272.6 0.15 214.627.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 201.8 0.11 50.3301.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,732.3 0.98 1,149.850.66
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 16.7 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 428.9 0.24 1,259.7-65.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 114.3 0.06 99.714.65
54 Man-made filaments 23.1 0.01 3.3598.46
55 Man-made staple fibers 22.4 0.01 26.7-16.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5.7 0.00 30.2-81.22
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.3 0.00 20.6-79.38
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 30.1 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7.1 0.00 6.117.20
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9.2 0.01 5.081.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 104.9 0.06 62.767.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 62.5 0.04 76.7-18.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 438.4 0.25 254.872.04
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 118.3 0.07 85.438.51
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.9 0.00 7.63.64
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.2 0.00 22.8-77.04
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 75.3 0.04 12.5504.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 166.3 0.09 144.115.37
69 Ceramic products 188.7 0.11 268.0-29.59
70 Glass and glassware 144.8 0.08 134.77.52
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,894.5 3.32 6,199.5-4.92
72 Iron and steel 143.9 0.08 48.0199.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 660.4 0.37 472.239.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 94.2 0.05 22.9311.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 323.3 0.18 252.827.86
80 Tin and articles thereof 3.7 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 346.9 0.20 213.662.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 275.9 0.16 268.22.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,418.5 2.49 4,927.8-10.34
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 4,341.8 2.45 2,835.753.11
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 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,260.6 0.71 1,316.4-4.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 115.8 0.07 125.3-7.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 833.2 0.47 642.829.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 328.0 0.18 226.145.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 619.5 0.35 428.044.73
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18.0 0.01 8.8105.69
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 791.9 0.45 919.5-13.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 421.1 0.24 196.4114.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 131.1 0.07 245.6-46.65
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 28.6 0.02 6.8320.20
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 27,470.3 15.47 14,439.190.25

US Imports from Saint Lucia

The major share of US imports from Saint Lucia 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) - 18.31% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (70.50% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.22% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (8.28% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.33% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (1.34% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Lucia 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 $8.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Lucia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 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 $0.4 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Saint Lucia 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 64.2-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 29.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 44.3 0.40 107.9-58.91
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 89.7 0.82 77.615.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.7 0.06 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 36.0 0.33 45.4-20.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7.8 0.07 28.0-72.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 33.6-100.00
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 1,981.7 18.07 2,344.8-15.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.5 0.02 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 24.5 0.22 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 88.2 0.80 5.41,530.93
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,685.9 79.20 637.91,261.74
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce