US trade (export - import) with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 22, 2018

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

US Trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines

In 2017, US trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines was $86.5 million, down 11.92% ($11.7 million) from 2016.

US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2017 were $81.3 million, down 14.40% ($13.7 million) from 2016.

US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2017 totaled $5.3 million, up 59.47% ($2.0 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2017 was $76.0 million, a 17.06% decrease ($15.6 million) over 2016.

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 168th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 161st in 2016), accounting for 0.0022% of US total trade (down from 0.0027% in 2016).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 148th largest export market in 2017 (down from 142nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0053% of US total exports (down from 0.0065% in 2016).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 183rd largest supplier in 2017 (up from 190th in 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in 2016).

US Exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.77% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (27.39% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.94% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (33.28% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.92% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (8.44% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.62% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (7.13% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.52% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (3.51% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.70% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.20% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.59% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (4.01% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,244.9 thousand;
  • 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 $508.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $377.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $301.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $298.4 thousand.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $7,619.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,574.6 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,374.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $653.1 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $619.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $524.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $344.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $307.3 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $304.0 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $289.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $268.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $245.2 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $243.9 thousand.
US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines 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 8.6 0.01 19.1-55.27
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,009.6 11.08 7,764.616.03
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 474.3 0.58 356.633.02
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 339.2 0.42 376.3-9.84
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 575.1 0.71 495.816.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 484.3 0.60 619.8-21.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 265.8 0.33 333.3-20.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13.4 0.02 5.4147.74
10 Cereals 10,113.1 12.44 10,185.3-0.71
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 158.1 0.19 184.5-14.31
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 107.8 0.13 53.2102.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.6 0.01 16.6-72.53
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 139.4 0.17 220.6-36.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 545.9 0.67 587.4-7.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 104.2 0.13 58.179.31
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 222.6 0.27 36.0519.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 747.6 0.92 658.413.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 447.2 0.55 754.5-40.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,065.2 1.31 1,409.9-24.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 544.5 0.67 406.533.94
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,261.3 1.55 1,162.48.51
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7.5 0.01 296.5-97.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 58.9 0.07 146.2-59.68
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 53.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,231.5 1.52 3,606.1-65.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 78.9 0.10 52.949.18
29 Organic chemicals 111.3 0.14 174.1-36.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 493.0 0.61 567.6-13.14
31 Fertilizers 53.1 0.07 44.818.54
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 449.3 0.55 456.8-1.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,331.0 1.64 1,984.1-32.92
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 621.1 0.76 728.3-14.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 44.2 0.05 47.5-7.09
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 11.3 0.01 13.7-17.37
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.7 0.00 48.2-92.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 385.6 0.47 579.7-33.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,338.3 2.88 2,862.6-18.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 520.2 0.64 450.815.39
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.4 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 79.3 0.10 60.331.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,273.9 5.26 4,893.5-12.66
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,566.2 1.93 1,620.9-3.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 349.9 0.43 252.838.40
52 Cotton 86.7 0.11 16.4429.87
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 18.0 0.02 16.012.58
54 Man-made filaments 5.7 0.01 3.278.84
55 Man-made staple fibers 11.9 0.01 15.3-22.07
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 59.0 0.07 15.9271.81
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 59.2 0.07 87.8-32.53
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6.8 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 23.2 0.03 52.0-55.40
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 24.4 0.03 19.326.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 110.9 0.14 137.4-19.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 184.1 0.23 199.4-7.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 402.1 0.49 103.8287.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 254.5 0.31 371.8-31.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 26.7-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 13.2 0.02 20.9-36.89
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 120.8 0.15 52.8128.79
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 599.2 0.74 568.85.35
69 Ceramic products 159.7 0.20 226.7-29.56
70 Glass and glassware 263.9 0.32 106.6147.58
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 26.2 0.03 26.10.56
72 Iron and steel 241.3 0.30 112.1115.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,055.5 1.30 1,300.7-18.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 296.2 0.36 198.349.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.4 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 389.9 0.48 461.7-15.54
78 Lead and articles thereof 12.2 0.02 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 3.8 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 18.5 0.02 2.7574.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 704.2 0.87 326.4115.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 945.4 1.16 931.71.47
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,295.6 8.98 9,870.2-26.08
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 7,788.5 9.58 7,280.36.98
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 30.9 0.04 211.5-85.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,882.3 4.78 3,751.93.48
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 987.9 1.22 923.96.93
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 285.3 0.35 7,904.9-96.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,631.1 2.01 1,658.6-1.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 19.1 0.02 40.4-52.68
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.4 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 43.3 0.05 63.8-32.10
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 1,591.2 1.96 1,895.3-16.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 196.0 0.24 439.9-55.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 670.3 0.82 368.881.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.2 0.01 122.0-91.68
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,101.3 12.43 10,369.4-2.59

US Imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 53.48% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (39.82% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.32% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (7.49% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.92% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (11.92% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.47% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.87% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.44% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (0.38% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.22% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.29% in 2016).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,034.3 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $284.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $188.3 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $117.5 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $110.1 thousand;
  • 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) - an increase of $85.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $75.8 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $63.9 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $53.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $49.5 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $39.6 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $32.2 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $27.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines 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 $75.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $52.2 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $22.8 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $21.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $16.1 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $16.0 thousand.
US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,190.6 41.61 1,156.389.44
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 121.7 2.31 68.278.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 284.7 5.41 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 117.5 2.23 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 101.2 1.92 89.912.60
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.9 0.11 1.2393.75
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 29.2 0.55 1.32,089.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 75.8 1.44 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.6 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 49.5 0.94 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13.4 0.26 25.7-47.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.5 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 39.6 0.75 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 32.2 0.61 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 332.7 6.32 247.334.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.5 0.07 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 143.8 2.73 33.8325.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 82.2 1.56 18.3348.96
78 Lead and articles thereof 5.8 0.11 9.7-40.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24.8 0.47 77.1-67.80
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 207.8 3.95 282.8-26.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8.7 0.16 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17.6 0.33 33.8-47.79
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 102.4 1.95 125.2-18.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 85.5 1.62 76.212.15
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 21.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,187.4 22.55 999.118.85
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce