US trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 22, 2018

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

US Trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines was $63.7 million, down 14.41% ($10.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first nine months of 2017 were $59.0 million, down 19.10% ($13.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $4.7 million, up 205.61% ($3.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first nine months of 2017 was $54.2 million, a 24.00% decrease ($17.1 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 169th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 159th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0022% of US total trade (down from 0.0028% in the first nine months of 2016).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 148th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 140th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0052% of US total exports (down from 0.0069% in the first nine months of 2016).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 179th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 196th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.13% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (26.42% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.18% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (34.32% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.85% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (7.06% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.40% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (8.42% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.55% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (3.34% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.73% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.24% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.71% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (4.85% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines 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) - an increase of $574.0 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $489.9 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $288.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $253.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $232.5 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $229.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $193.3 thousand.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $7,788.2 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,380.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,492.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $692.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $676.0 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $510.2 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $487.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $467.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $300.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $203.7 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $192.6 thousand.
US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines 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 6.0 0.01 19.1-68.87
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,085.3 10.32 5,595.48.76
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 232.3 0.39 259.5-10.48
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 200.4 0.34 277.2-27.70
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 328.1 0.56 203.561.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 356.0 0.60 417.4-14.71
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 166.4 0.28 222.4-25.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
10 Cereals 7,760.9 13.17 8,247.9-5.90
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 108.0 0.18 142.5-24.21
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 53.7 0.09 49.68.29
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 83.7 0.14 171.8-51.29
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 314.5 0.53 465.7-32.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 80.1 0.14 35.1127.81
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 163.9 0.28 33.4391.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 571.9 0.97 446.528.10
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 339.3 0.58 360.4-5.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 621.6 1.05 1,088.9-42.91
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 436.9 0.74 271.361.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,018.6 1.73 919.510.78
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7.5 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 51.9 0.09 139.2-62.72
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 958.1 1.63 3,338.3-71.30
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 19.0 0.03 29.1-34.71
29 Organic chemicals 99.4 0.17 131.3-24.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 345.2 0.59 452.4-23.70
31 Fertilizers 19.1 0.03 31.7-39.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 272.1 0.46 351.2-22.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,038.5 1.76 1,548.7-32.95
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 452.9 0.77 598.3-24.30
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36.8 0.06 47.5-22.62
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4.2 0.01 2.566.64
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.7 0.01 48.2-92.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 253.6 0.43 418.8-39.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,427.8 2.42 2,120.6-32.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 390.2 0.66 353.010.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 42.8 0.07 60.3-29.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,342.5 5.67 4,018.4-16.82
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 1,147.9 1.95 918.824.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 136.1 0.23 202.5-32.82
52 Cotton 67.5 0.11 16.4312.65
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 18.0 0.03 16.012.58
54 Man-made filaments 5.7 0.01 3.278.84
55 Man-made staple fibers 11.9 0.02 3.0293.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 54.8 0.09 15.9245.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 48.1 0.08 73.5-34.66
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 11.8 0.02 49.1-76.04
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 18.7 0.03 15.024.75
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 92.4 0.16 119.4-22.60
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 129.2 0.22 184.3-29.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 265.4 0.45 72.0268.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 162.5 0.28 252.9-35.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 24.0-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6.5 0.01 18.2-63.99
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 120.8 0.20 40.2200.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 532.8 0.90 464.514.71
69 Ceramic products 133.1 0.23 140.4-5.22
70 Glass and glassware 148.1 0.25 77.990.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16.7 0.03 22.5-25.79
72 Iron and steel 180.5 0.31 90.699.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 733.8 1.24 1,034.2-29.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 215.0 0.36 198.38.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.4 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 278.3 0.47 367.8-24.34
78 Lead and articles thereof 12.2 0.02 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 532.9 0.90 244.5117.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 729.0 1.24 496.546.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,544.4 9.41 7,036.6-21.21
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 5,689.7 9.65 5,115.611.22
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 18.9 0.03 211.5-91.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,880.9 4.89 2,927.3-1.58
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 657.2 1.11 747.4-12.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 63.5 0.11 7,851.7-99.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,165.5 1.98 1,117.44.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5.2 0.01 40.4-87.05
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.4 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 38.0 0.06 58.7-35.28
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 1,227.2 2.08 1,358.8-9.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 120.9 0.21 274.5-55.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 461.8 0.78 208.5121.49
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.2 0.02 6.554.99
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,545.7 12.80 7,749.3-2.63

US Imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 56.95% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (8.58% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.29% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (12.59% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.95% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (19.83% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.74% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (2.78% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.60% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (0.81% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.32% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.09% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,100.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $435.7 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $284.7 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 $89.0 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $75.8 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 $55.6 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $48.0 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $46.7 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $32.2 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $21.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines 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 $44.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $21.4 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 $21.2 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 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,119.5 44.63 18.911,123.86
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 81.8 1.72 35.1133.27
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 284.7 5.99 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 117.5 2.47 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 101.2 2.13 79.427.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 75.8 1.60 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 1.2 0.02 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13.4 0.28 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 32.2 0.68 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 251.3 5.29 195.628.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.5 0.07 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 112.5 2.37 23.5378.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 57.9 1.22 10.0481.44
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.6 0.08 9.7-62.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24.8 0.52 69.4-64.24
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 183.9 3.87 205.1-10.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8.7 0.18 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17.6 0.37 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 51.4 1.08 48.46.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 73.5 1.55 76.2-3.59
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 21.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,132.5 23.85 696.962.52
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce