US trade (export - import) with Trinidad and Tobago in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Trinidad and Tobago in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Trinidad and Tobago

In 2014, US trade with Trinidad and Tobago was $8,702.7 million, down 5.86% ($542.1 million) from 2013.

US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2014 totaled $2,411.0 million, up 0.29% ($6.9 million) from 2013.

US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2014 were $6,291.7 million, down 8.03% ($549.0 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Trinidad and Tobago in 2014 was $3,880.7 million, a 12.53% decrease ($555.9 million) over 2013.

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 51st largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 50th in 2013), accounting for 0.2159% of US total trade (down from 0.2368% in 2013).

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 56th largest export market in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.1489% of US total exports (down from 0.1524% in 2013).

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 41st largest supplier in 2014 (up from 42nd in 2013), accounting for 0.2610% of US total imports (down from 0.2940% in 2013).

US Exports to Trinidad and Tobago

The major share of US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.75% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (42.73% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.40% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (16.74% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.00% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (13.26% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.55% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (6.89% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.55% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (3.68% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.50% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (2.61% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.43% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (1.41% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $65.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $13.3 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 $11.7 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $9.1 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 $9.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $50.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $28.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $9.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $8.7 million.
US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 1,754.1 0.07 2,349.3-25.33
02 Meat and edible meat offal 47,763.1 1.98 48,381.7-1.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,631.3 0.19 4,414.94.90
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31,379.5 1.30 29,603.76.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 638.7 0.03 925.8-31.01
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 157.3 0.01 196.4-19.95
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,389.6 0.31 7,748.7-4.63
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 16,815.8 0.70 16,817.8-0.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,541.9 0.19 4,238.47.16
10 Cereals 65,740.1 2.73 70,752.8-7.08
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,993.6 0.25 6,897.0-13.10
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,367.8 0.26 7,713.3-17.44
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 983.0 0.04 1,293.9-24.03
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 229.6 0.01 133.571.98
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 19,807.8 0.82 20,544.3-3.58
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9,899.7 0.41 9,065.79.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,968.2 0.25 8,770.4-31.95
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,106.2 0.34 6,947.216.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 34,500.2 1.43 29,419.017.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 17,904.8 0.74 16,517.48.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 30,671.6 1.27 27,791.910.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 29,176.7 1.21 22,109.331.97
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 68,630.3 2.85 59,491.215.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 390.0 0.02 443.6-12.07
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,322.4 0.22 4,898.18.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 163.3 0.01 75.4116.53
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 80,072.3 3.32 83,589.5-4.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 22,520.6 0.93 13,530.566.44
29 Organic chemicals 13,238.1 0.55 17,504.6-24.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,287.4 0.59 19,197.1-25.57
31 Fertilizers 544.0 0.02 1,202.0-54.74
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 28,987.1 1.20 27,050.57.16
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 49,422.9 2.05 46,386.56.55
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 18,368.6 0.76 18,567.4-1.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,040.8 0.17 4,207.2-3.95
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,865.3 0.08 1,510.723.47
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,207.0 0.09 3,497.6-36.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 54,257.4 2.25 63,653.1-14.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 90,848.6 3.77 90,825.70.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,927.4 0.54 11,725.510.25
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 60.5 0.00 63.2-4.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,551.4 0.11 2,003.727.33
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 36.9 0.00 189.9-80.59
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 24,730.1 1.03 23,340.55.95
45 Cork and articles of cork 81.3 0.00 284.3-71.41
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 215.4 0.01 62.5244.81
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,391.8 0.06 3,662.0-61.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28,181.9 1.17 28,598.2-1.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,760.5 0.24 6,765.1-14.85
50 Silk 25.6 0.00 55.0-53.47
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 31.1 0.00 47.6-34.54
52 Cotton 269.0 0.01 341.5-21.24
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 10.5 0.00 38.7-72.92
54 Man-made filaments 565.9 0.02 494.014.54
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,147.6 0.17 4,119.10.69
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,837.2 0.12 2,813.30.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,925.3 0.12 2,014.145.24
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 654.1 0.03 829.8-21.17
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,099.0 0.09 2,264.0-7.29
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 684.1 0.03 708.9-3.51
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,083.4 0.09 2,306.1-9.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,762.5 0.24 3,762.953.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,667.5 0.19 4,129.613.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,123.2 0.25 7,239.7-15.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 281.0 0.01 461.3-39.08
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 236.2 0.01 365.5-35.37
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,148.5 0.05 1,793.6-35.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,650.4 0.32 7,313.74.60
69 Ceramic products 4,546.5 0.19 4,189.28.53
70 Glass and glassware 5,551.8 0.23 4,858.614.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,983.9 0.12 2,505.619.09
72 Iron and steel 7,197.8 0.30 13,531.4-46.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 92,062.2 3.82 100,712.3-8.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 12,842.7 0.53 7,781.765.04
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,116.6 0.05 641.374.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,515.8 0.85 19,551.24.93
78 Lead and articles thereof 335.5 0.01 428.8-21.77
79 Zinc and articles thereof 302.4 0.01 376.1-19.59
80 Tin and articles thereof 283.4 0.01 86.9226.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 359.9 0.01 76.1373.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14,794.8 0.61 13,875.36.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,077.8 0.34 8,513.1-5.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 540,844.6 22.43 569,167.7-4.98
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 239,767.4 9.94 228,050.45.14
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 1,549.8 0.06 1,395.511.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 50,000.8 2.07 36,709.436.21
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 129,355.0 5.37 64,241.5101.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13,028.6 0.54 17,691.4-26.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 104,308.0 4.33 110,052.5-5.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 821.2 0.03 895.6-8.31
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 441.9 0.02 551.9-19.92
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3,502.8 0.15 1,845.589.80
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 31,785.1 1.32 81,788.4-61.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,570.6 0.44 13,274.8-20.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19,583.7 0.81 17,596.311.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 407.9 0.02 171.6137.69
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 170,369.8 7.07 167,540.41.69

US Imports from Trinidad and Tobago

The major share of US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 50.44% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (50.18% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.45% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (37.62% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.23% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (10.00% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.10% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (0.89% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $23.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $19.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $344.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $148.6 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $121.8 million.
US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 37,264.5 0.59 29,186.927.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 819.2 0.01 1,034.4-20.80
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 30.2 0.00 9.9206.80
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 449.3 0.01 574.0-21.73
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 368.5 0.01 817.5-54.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,709.1 0.03 1,560.39.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 286.3 0.00 275.53.93
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,772.5 0.04 3,410.6-18.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 411.6 0.01 431.7-4.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,945.2 0.16 8,873.512.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,918.5 0.24 14,964.6-0.31
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 492.3 0.01 556.0-11.46
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,774.6 0.03 333.3432.48
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,228,296.2 35.42 2,572,807.3-13.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,720,680.8 27.35 1,842,474.3-6.61
29 Organic chemicals 1,123,065.3 17.85 1,271,693.9-11.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 2.5 0.00 0.0
31 Fertilizers 326,096.5 5.18 314,207.33.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 36.2-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 393.4 0.01 441.7-10.93
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 284.5 0.00 547.5-48.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 55.1 0.00 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 60.1-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 442.0 0.01 16.92,511.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,746.0 0.04 3,500.3-21.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5.2 0.00 16.5-68.47
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.2 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 144.0 0.00 72.199.74
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,420.0 0.02 97.31,359.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15.1 0.00 20.2-25.30
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13.1 0.00 19.0-30.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.4 0.00 26.2-87.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.6 0.00 3.273.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 36.8-100.00
69 Ceramic products 42.4 0.00 563.1-92.47
70 Glass and glassware 801.1 0.01 391.1104.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,356.0 0.02 2,964.3-54.25
72 Iron and steel 704,817.6 11.20 681,233.63.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 691.9 0.01 298.5131.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 299.0 0.00 1,389.7-78.49
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 657.6 0.01 849.6-22.60
78 Lead and articles thereof 23.0 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.0 0.00 88.1-93.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35.2 0.00 7.3381.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,191.1 0.08 2,956.875.57
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 830.3 0.01 1,512.6-45.11
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 7.6 0.00 115.0-93.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4.2 0.00 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 76.6-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 438.0 0.01 528.7-17.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,491.6 0.04 2,328.57.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 20.5 0.00 59.7-65.72
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 5,685.0 0.09 5,268.87.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 185.0 0.00 14.81,146.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.7 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,527.9 0.04 667.2278.90
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 90,659.2 1.44 71,253.627.23
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce