US trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 22, 2018

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

US Trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines was $22.8 million, down 4.14% ($1.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $22.3 million, up 1.11% ($0.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $0.5 million, down 70.50% ($1.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $21.8 million, a 7.26% increase ($1.5 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 167th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 164th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0022% of US total trade (down from 0.0025% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 146th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 144th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0055% of US total exports (down from 0.0058% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 194th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 174th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 34.47% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (30.58% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.33% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (29.85% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.31% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (8.50% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.00% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (7.37% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.41% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (4.07% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.61% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.07% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.26% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.24% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $755.0 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $414.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $176.8 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $168.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $168.5 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $163.6 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $154.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $144.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $122.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $109.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $105.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $89.4 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $87.1 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $81.3 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $71.7 thousand.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,082.4 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $296.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $286.2 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $283.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $218.8 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 $172.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $142.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $115.5 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $90.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $75.6 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $74.0 thousand.
US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines 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 2.6 0.01 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,924.2 13.09 2,169.234.80
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 242.1 1.08 97.1149.24
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 138.8 0.62 99.040.13
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 247.1 1.11 292.3-15.48
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 128.4 0.57 202.4-36.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 99.4 0.44 110.9-10.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13.4 0.06 2.9365.30
10 Cereals 2,352.2 10.53 1,937.521.40
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 50.1 0.22 42.019.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 54.0 0.24 3.61,406.11
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 55.7 0.25 48.814.12
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 231.3 1.04 121.890.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 24.1 0.11 23.05.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 58.7 0.26 2.62,173.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 175.7 0.79 211.9-17.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 107.9 0.48 394.0-72.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 443.5 1.99 321.038.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 107.6 0.48 135.2-20.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 242.7 1.09 242.9-0.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 296.5-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7.1 0.03 7.00.54
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 273.4 1.22 267.82.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 59.9 0.27 23.8151.53
29 Organic chemicals 11.8 0.05 42.8-72.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 147.8 0.66 115.228.36
31 Fertilizers 34.0 0.15 13.1159.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 177.3 0.79 105.567.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 292.5 1.31 435.4-32.82
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 168.2 0.75 130.029.37
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7.4 0.03 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7.1 0.03 11.2-36.55
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 132.0 0.59 160.9-18.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 910.5 4.08 742.022.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 130.0 0.58 97.832.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.4 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 36.5 0.16 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 931.4 4.17 875.16.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 418.3 1.87 702.1-40.41
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 213.8 0.96 50.3325.21
52 Cotton 19.2 0.09 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 12.2-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.1 0.02 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 11.2 0.05 14.2-21.51
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11.4 0.05 2.9293.15
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5.7 0.03 4.331.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 18.5 0.08 18.02.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 54.9 0.25 15.1263.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 136.8 0.61 31.7331.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 92.0 0.41 119.0-22.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6.7 0.03 2.8139.43
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 12.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 66.4 0.30 104.2-36.34
69 Ceramic products 26.6 0.12 86.3-69.15
70 Glass and glassware 115.7 0.52 28.6304.15
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9.5 0.04 3.6164.95
72 Iron and steel 60.8 0.27 21.6181.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 321.7 1.44 266.520.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 81.3 0.36 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 111.7 0.50 93.918.93
80 Tin and articles thereof 3.8 0.02 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 18.5 0.08 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 171.3 0.77 81.9109.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 216.4 0.97 435.2-50.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,751.3 7.84 2,833.7-38.20
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 2,098.9 9.40 2,164.6-3.04
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 12.0 0.05 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,001.4 4.48 824.521.45
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 330.7 1.48 176.587.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 221.8 0.99 53.2316.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 465.6 2.08 541.2-13.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13.9 0.06 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.0 0.02 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 5.4 0.02 5.24.00
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 364.0 1.63 536.4-32.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 75.0 0.34 165.3-54.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 208.5 0.93 160.330.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 115.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,555.6 11.44 2,620.0-2.46

US Imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines

The major share of US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.53% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (67.60% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 15.80% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (2.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.22% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.06% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.46% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.64% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (4.89% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.15% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $48.3 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $39.6 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 $29.8 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;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $21.1 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $15.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $12.0 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $6.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $5.9 thousand;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $2.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1,066.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $247.3 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) - a decrease of $53.8 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 $25.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $25.7 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $10.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7.7 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $4.5 thousand.
US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 71.1 13.79 1,137.4-93.75
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 39.9 7.74 33.220.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
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 1.15 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 29.2 5.66 1.32,089.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 48.3 9.37 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 25.7-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.5 0.09 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 39.6 7.67 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 81.4 15.80 51.657.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 31.3 6.08 10.2205.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24.3 4.71 8.3190.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 2.2 0.43 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
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 23.9 4.64 77.8-69.23
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 51.0 9.90 76.8-33.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12.0 2.33 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 54.9 10.65 302.2-81.84
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce