US trade (export - import) with Trinidad and Tobago in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 17, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Trinidad and Tobago in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Trinidad and Tobago

In 2015, US trade with Trinidad and Tobago was $7,103.2 million, down 18.38% ($1,599.6 million) from 2014.

US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 totaled $2,511.6 million, up 4.17% ($100.6 million) from 2014.

US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 were $4,591.5 million, down 27.02% ($1,700.1 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 was $2,079.9 million, a 46.40% decrease ($1,800.7 million) over 2014.

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 52nd largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 51st in 2014), accounting for 0.19% of US total trade (down from 0.22% in 2014).

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 53rd largest export market in 2015 (up from 56th in 2014), accounting for 0.17% of US total exports (up from 0.15% in 2014).

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 49th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 41st in 2014), accounting for 0.20% of US total imports (down from 0.26% in 2014).

US Exports to Trinidad and Tobago

The major share of US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.04% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (44.75% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.95% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (17.40% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.44% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (13.00% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.39% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (6.55% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.86% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (3.55% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.30% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (2.50% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.48% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (1.43% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $142.2 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $12.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $9.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $19.5 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $15.5 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $15.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $13.0 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $12.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $8.6 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $8.5 million.
US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 1,609.9 0.06 1,754.1-8.22
02 Meat and edible meat offal 46,734.8 1.86 47,763.1-2.15
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,772.4 0.19 4,631.33.05
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 33,427.2 1.33 31,379.56.53
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 747.6 0.03 638.717.04
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 199.8 0.01 157.327.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,916.1 0.28 7,389.6-6.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 19,082.2 0.76 16,815.813.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,038.9 0.16 4,541.9-11.07
10 Cereals 53,599.8 2.13 65,740.1-18.47
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,334.6 0.21 5,993.6-11.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,490.5 0.30 6,367.817.63
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,315.1 0.05 983.033.79
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 376.1 0.01 229.663.80
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17,824.4 0.71 19,807.8-10.01
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 10,027.1 0.40 9,899.71.29
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,740.9 0.23 5,968.2-3.81
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,937.4 0.36 8,106.210.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 36,858.2 1.47 34,500.26.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18,512.2 0.74 17,904.83.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 33,583.5 1.34 30,671.69.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 30,108.8 1.20 29,176.73.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 53,091.5 2.11 68,630.3-22.64
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 248.0 0.01 390.0-36.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,615.2 0.26 5,322.424.29
26 Ores, slag and ash 47.6 0.00 163.3-70.83
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 65,076.8 2.59 80,072.3-18.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 21,544.1 0.86 22,520.6-4.34
29 Organic chemicals 15,068.0 0.60 13,238.113.82
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,410.1 0.45 14,287.4-20.14
31 Fertilizers 618.4 0.02 544.013.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 27,594.4 1.10 28,987.1-4.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 49,045.9 1.95 49,422.9-0.76
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 21,110.7 0.84 18,368.614.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,716.4 0.19 4,040.816.72
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,571.6 0.06 1,865.3-15.75
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,696.1 0.07 2,207.0-23.15
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 57,937.4 2.31 54,257.46.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 86,451.0 3.44 90,848.6-4.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,762.0 0.55 12,927.46.46
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 11.4 0.00 60.5-81.15
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,988.7 0.12 2,551.417.14
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,444.9 0.06 36.93,819.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23,857.6 0.95 24,730.1-3.53
45 Cork and articles of cork 115.7 0.00 81.342.34
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 96.3 0.00 215.4-55.32
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,369.3 0.13 1,391.8142.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 24,305.0 0.97 28,181.9-13.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,082.2 0.24 5,760.55.59
50 Silk 81.9 0.00 25.6219.74
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 43.6 0.00 31.139.99
52 Cotton 814.8 0.03 269.0202.90
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 18.5 0.00 10.577.15
54 Man-made filaments 508.4 0.02 565.9-10.16
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,051.8 0.16 4,147.6-2.31
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,378.6 0.09 2,837.2-16.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,368.2 0.13 2,925.315.14
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 679.2 0.03 654.13.83
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,682.6 0.07 2,099.0-19.84
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 892.9 0.04 684.130.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,332.9 0.09 2,083.411.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,569.0 0.26 5,762.513.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,095.3 0.20 4,667.59.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,166.9 0.25 6,123.20.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 393.0 0.02 281.039.87
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 299.5 0.01 236.226.81
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,834.1 0.07 1,148.559.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,670.2 0.27 7,650.4-12.81
69 Ceramic products 4,635.5 0.18 4,546.51.96
70 Glass and glassware 5,388.4 0.21 5,551.8-2.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,144.8 0.13 2,983.95.39
72 Iron and steel 5,202.1 0.21 7,197.8-27.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 96,170.3 3.83 92,062.24.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,317.0 0.17 12,842.7-66.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 777.7 0.03 1,116.6-30.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24,148.6 0.96 20,515.817.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 337.3 0.01 335.50.53
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,317.1 0.05 302.4335.59
80 Tin and articles thereof 160.3 0.01 283.4-43.44
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 594.6 0.02 359.965.20
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17,924.6 0.71 14,794.821.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,521.7 0.38 8,077.817.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 527,800.5 21.01 540,844.6-2.41
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 236,356.8 9.41 239,767.4-1.42
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 1,824.6 0.07 1,549.817.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 54,715.1 2.18 50,000.89.43
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 109,844.9 4.37 129,355.0-15.08
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 155,202.2 6.18 13,028.61,091.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 95,708.1 3.81 104,308.0-8.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,035.5 0.04 821.226.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 371.4 0.01 441.9-15.95
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,490.3 0.10 3,502.8-28.91
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 44,317.5 1.76 31,785.139.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15,237.6 0.61 10,570.644.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21,879.1 0.87 19,583.711.72
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 307.0 0.01 407.9-24.73
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 179,887.9 7.16 170,369.85.59

US Imports from Trinidad and Tobago

The major share of US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 53.93% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (50.44% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 31.13% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (35.45% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.63% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (11.23% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.72% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (1.10% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $15.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 over the 2014 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 $799.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $397.2 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 $253.9 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $227.4 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $46.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $14.9 million.
US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 46,863.4 1.02 37,264.525.76
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,910.0 0.04 819.2133.14
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2.7 0.00 30.2-91.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 660.4 0.01 449.346.98
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 568.6 0.01 368.554.33
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,614.0 0.04 1,709.1-5.57
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 324.7 0.01 286.313.42
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,906.4 0.06 2,772.54.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 491.5 0.01 411.619.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,948.5 0.24 9,945.210.09
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,797.7 0.28 14,918.5-14.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 112.1 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 19.9 0.00 492.3-95.96
26 Ores, slag and ash 149.1 0.00 1,774.6-91.60
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,429,026.4 31.12 2,228,296.2-35.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,466,828.6 31.95 1,720,680.8-14.75
29 Organic chemicals 725,906.4 15.81 1,123,065.3-35.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 13.4 0.00 2.5435.98
31 Fertilizers 279,374.2 6.08 326,096.5-14.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 545.2 0.01 393.438.60
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 302.6 0.01 284.56.36
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 55.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 25.5 0.00 442.0-94.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,009.8 0.07 2,746.09.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.2 0.00 5.2-38.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.4 0.00 6.2-77.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 165.2 0.00 144.014.75
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,436.4 0.07 1,420.0142.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 35.1 0.00 15.1131.96
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 10.6 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.2 0.00 13.1-37.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.3 0.00 3.4-3.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16.0 0.00 5.6187.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.8 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.3 0.00 0.3-7.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4.7 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 42.4-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 372.6 0.01 801.1-53.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,105.2 0.15 1,356.0423.98
72 Iron and steel 477,459.5 10.40 704,817.6-32.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,055.3 0.20 691.91,208.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 31.7 0.00 299.0-89.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,127.1 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 443.9 0.01 657.6-32.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 11.0 0.00 23.0-52.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 36.0 0.00 6.0498.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 35.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,550.0 0.12 5,191.16.91
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 196.4 0.00 830.3-76.34
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 172.7 0.00 7.62,165.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5.7 0.00 4.237.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 50.5 0.00 438.0-88.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,295.7 0.07 2,491.632.27
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 114.3 0.00 20.5459.12
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 4,317.8 0.09 5,685.0-24.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 47.4 0.00 185.0-74.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11.8 0.00 2.7335.28
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 18,263.3 0.40 2,527.9622.47
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 75,790.7 1.65 90,659.2-16.40
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce