US trade with Saint Lucia in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 11, 2018

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

US Trade with Saint Lucia

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Saint Lucia totaled $401.9 million, up 32.15% ($97.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Saint Lucia in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $376.7 million, up 28.78% ($84.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Saint Lucia in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $25.2 million, up 116.79% ($13.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Saint Lucia in the first nine months of 2017 was $351.5 million, a 25.14% increase ($70.6 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Saint Lucia was the US 112th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 117th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0138% of US total trade (up from 0.0116% in the first nine months of 2016).

Saint Lucia was the US 95th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 97th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0331% of US total exports (up from 0.0277% in the first nine months of 2016).

Saint Lucia was the US 148th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 161st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0014% of US total imports (up from 0.0007% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Saint Lucia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 61.14% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (52.42% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.47% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (10.12% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.33% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (9.23% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.82% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (4.47% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.13% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (3.30% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.59% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (2.02% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.85% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (1.65% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Lucia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $76.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $11.4 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.3 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.4 million.
US exports to Saint Lucia 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 34.8 0.01 109.4-68.14
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,601.4 2.81 10,307.52.85
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 649.7 0.17 344.388.69
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,550.4 0.68 1,974.129.19
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 59.9 0.02 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,693.7 0.45 1,527.710.86
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 767.5 0.20 672.014.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 203.8 0.05 190.07.27
10 Cereals 835.8 0.22 990.2-15.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 217.1 0.06 240.8-9.86
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 243.7 0.06 320.8-24.03
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 9.6 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 645.6 0.17 605.46.63
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,321.0 0.35 1,157.314.15
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 226.1 0.06 180.325.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 252.1 0.07 186.535.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,858.5 0.49 1,918.5-3.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,300.8 0.35 1,323.0-1.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,346.5 0.36 1,867.8-27.91
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,821.0 0.48 2,027.7-10.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 765.5 0.20 878.5-12.87
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 180.9 0.05 160.113.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 305.5 0.08 139.6118.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 34.7 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 229,994.8 61.05 153,201.050.13
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,766.9 0.47 375.8370.14
29 Organic chemicals 155.6 0.04 358.3-56.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 516.4 0.14 473.98.95
31 Fertilizers 45.2 0.01 47.4-4.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 965.2 0.26 1,186.4-18.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,680.7 0.71 3,262.3-17.83
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 999.1 0.27 1,105.2-9.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 62.8 0.02 203.3-69.10
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 17.4 0.00 33.3-47.79
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 255.4 0.07 47.0443.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 937.9 0.25 1,141.7-17.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,155.7 1.37 3,876.832.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 816.3 0.22 952.6-14.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 206.8 0.05 89.0132.34
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 49.8 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,515.7 1.20 4,345.73.91
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 3.8 0.00 4.3-13.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,146.6 0.84 4,774.3-34.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 342.1 0.09 524.5-34.76
52 Cotton 5.8 0.00 38.0-84.70
54 Man-made filaments 37.0 0.01 57.7-35.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 16.8 0.00 30.7-45.28
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 83.4 0.02 39.3112.05
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 92.8 0.02 48.491.72
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 37.3 0.01 35.16.48
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 150.9 0.04 66.1128.12
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 72.4 0.02 32.0126.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 224.8 0.06 379.7-40.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 192.7 0.05 71.2170.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 740.7 0.20 692.46.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 341.6 0.09 344.3-0.79
65 Headgear and parts thereof 39.3 0.01 18.6111.38
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 314.7 0.08 84.9270.74
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 122.8 0.03 128.8-4.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 635.8 0.17 1,349.2-52.88
69 Ceramic products 509.3 0.14 721.9-29.45
70 Glass and glassware 787.0 0.21 576.736.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,988.0 1.59 5,905.01.41
72 Iron and steel 167.5 0.04 250.0-33.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 871.6 0.23 2,247.0-61.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 215.9 0.06 319.8-32.50
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.2 0.00 2.658.82
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 705.6 0.19 911.3-22.57
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 82.8 0.02 17.8363.67
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 622.7 0.17 347.579.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 497.3 0.13 714.5-30.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,669.2 3.10 13,668.7-14.63
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 10,583.3 2.81 11,435.8-7.45
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 37.7133.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,455.2 0.65 2,129.015.32
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 391.3 0.10 311.325.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,705.1 0.45 806.8111.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,232.0 0.33 1,210.51.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 515.8 0.14 1,130.8-54.39
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 103.1 0.03 82.624.86
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 3,683.1 0.98 3,830.7-3.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 392.0 0.10 554.4-29.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 676.4 0.18 1,045.2-35.28
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 98.4 0.03 183.1-46.24
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 48,903.6 12.98 37,467.830.52

US Imports from Saint Lucia

The major share of US imports from Saint Lucia 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) - 23.42% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (59.71% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.96% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (0.23% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.90% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (3.14% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.84% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (2.43% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Lucia 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) - an increase of $13.7 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 $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Lucia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $1.0 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 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 143.8 0.57 144.0-0.18
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 258.2 1.02 208.823.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 73.6 0.29 9.7660.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 745.6 2.96 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 0.02 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 212.3 0.84 282.9-24.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19.9 0.08 73.3-72.89
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 0.12 114.1-73.66
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 5,853.1 23.22 6,813.3-14.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19.0 0.08 15.522.74
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 27.9 0.11 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 0.04 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 236.0 0.94 30.4676.19
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 17,564.9 69.68 3,890.9351.43
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce