US trade (export - import) with Trinidad and Tobago in 2017

Published or Updated: May 14, 2018

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

US Trade with Trinidad and Tobago

In 2017, US trade with Trinidad and Tobago was $5,342.1 million, down 3.18% ($175.5 million) from 2016.

US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2017 were $1,814.6 million, down 22.59% ($529.4 million) from 2016.

US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2017 totaled $3,527.5 million, up 11.15% ($354.0 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Trinidad and Tobago in 2017 was $1,712.9 million, a 106.51% increase ($883.4 million) over 2016.

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 59th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 60th in 2016), accounting for 0.1351% of US total trade (down from 0.1490% in 2016).

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 64th largest export market in 2017 (down from 52nd in 2016), accounting for 0.1174% of US total exports (down from 0.1613% in 2016).

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 57th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 59th in 2016), accounting for 0.1465% of US total imports (up from 0.1411% in 2016).

US Exports to Trinidad and Tobago

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 42.66% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (48.78% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.05% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (15.52% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.70% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (12.01% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.27% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (7.75% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.64% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (1.79% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.55% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (2.20% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.59% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (1.31% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $34.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $24.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $205.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $154.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $81.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $44.5 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) - a decrease of $30.3 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $8.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $7.2 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $6.6 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) - a decrease of $6.0 million.
US exports to Trinidad and Tobago 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 717.2 0.04 811.1-11.57
02 Meat and edible meat offal 40,230.7 2.22 41,652.2-3.41
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,548.0 0.25 4,012.613.34
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34,862.4 1.92 32,522.17.20
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,027.9 0.06 477.7115.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 101.6 0.01 177.7-42.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,553.7 0.53 6,918.038.10
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 16,831.8 0.93 16,614.31.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,958.1 0.16 3,459.6-14.50
10 Cereals 45,780.6 2.52 43,580.15.05
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,912.7 0.38 7,039.3-1.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,692.9 0.75 15,567.1-12.04
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 326.3 0.02 1,235.7-73.59
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 323.8 0.02 240.334.74
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,218.4 0.84 15,894.0-4.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5,694.8 0.31 12,313.2-53.75
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,632.5 0.26 4,615.70.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,410.5 0.41 8,141.8-8.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 30,342.9 1.67 33,374.8-9.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12,797.4 0.71 16,189.5-20.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 28,242.6 1.56 30,724.3-8.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16,956.6 0.93 25,470.5-33.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 44,294.3 2.44 42,128.65.14
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,226.4 0.12 527.3322.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,884.3 0.21 4,898.7-20.71
26 Ores, slag and ash 177.4 0.01 33.9423.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 61,944.2 3.41 37,143.166.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12,710.8 0.70 16,040.8-20.76
29 Organic chemicals 16,068.7 0.89 14,358.011.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,630.6 0.53 9,256.34.04
31 Fertilizers 1,237.9 0.07 755.463.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 21,770.5 1.20 25,099.4-13.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 53,893.1 2.97 52,053.93.53
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 19,220.8 1.06 22,101.3-13.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,815.1 0.21 5,006.7-23.80
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,117.0 0.06 1,309.1-14.67
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,227.0 0.07 1,748.3-29.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 41,506.3 2.29 45,401.9-8.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 72,458.5 3.99 77,407.4-6.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,166.2 0.67 10,911.411.50
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 61.7 0.00 68.8-10.41
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,203.1 0.12 2,053.17.31
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 755.1 0.04 240.3214.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18,041.0 0.99 18,668.6-3.36
45 Cork and articles of cork 18.4 0.00 4.4314.97
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 37.7 0.00 6.8454.35
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,279.0 0.13 3,418.6-33.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21,485.1 1.18 22,740.1-5.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,423.7 0.24 6,710.8-34.08
50 Silk 9.0 0.00 45.4-80.29
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 20.0 0.00 65.1-69.27
52 Cotton 365.9 0.02 459.7-20.40
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6.1 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 845.2 0.05 487.473.42
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,048.8 0.11 3,416.4-40.03
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,076.4 0.06 1,476.0-27.07
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,013.5 0.11 1,985.41.41
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 253.4 0.01 377.4-32.85
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,907.6 0.11 1,692.512.71
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 488.0 0.03 537.7-9.25
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,706.5 0.15 2,464.69.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,277.0 0.29 6,598.1-20.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,442.6 0.24 3,784.717.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,462.7 0.25 4,522.2-1.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 360.3 0.02 250.244.05
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 266.5 0.01 214.724.14
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,332.0 0.13 2,346.7-0.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,497.1 0.30 7,247.8-24.16
69 Ceramic products 3,060.7 0.17 4,263.9-28.22
70 Glass and glassware 3,222.2 0.18 4,202.9-23.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,344.2 0.13 5,179.8-54.74
72 Iron and steel 9,997.9 0.55 4,749.3110.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 47,889.4 2.64 129,829.2-63.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,440.3 0.08 2,854.1-49.53
75 Nickel and articles thereof 419.7 0.02 865.2-51.49
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15,863.4 0.87 18,662.7-15.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 507.3 0.03 301.868.08
79 Zinc and articles thereof 192.2 0.01 457.8-58.03
80 Tin and articles thereof 301.8 0.02 195.454.48
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 263.9 0.01 215.022.70
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,520.2 0.63 15,687.3-26.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,153.9 0.39 7,855.5-8.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 362,353.7 19.97 516,552.8-29.85
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 203,913.0 11.24 234,248.2-12.95
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 1,067.2 0.06 4,839.6-77.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,555.5 1.19 28,778.7-25.10
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 96,621.6 5.32 62,496.254.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,944.3 0.71 218,287.5-94.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 75,694.3 4.17 78,336.0-3.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 446.0 0.02 777.9-42.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 660.2 0.04 615.67.23
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 685.9 0.04 1,489.4-53.95
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 30,164.7 1.66 36,146.8-16.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,566.9 0.58 10,180.83.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,761.4 1.03 19,634.6-4.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 100.3 0.01 97.52.84
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 112,717.3 6.21 157,173.5-28.28

US Imports from Trinidad and Tobago

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 42.53% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (39.82% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.10% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (43.06% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.28% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (10.41% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.63% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (2.51% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $236.4 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $207.7 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $133.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $196.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $16.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $16.1 million.
US imports from Trinidad and Tobago 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 26.2-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 29,322.6 0.83 45,637.2-35.75
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 542.7 0.02 1,025.8-47.09
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 41.4 0.00 2.41,618.51
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,206.2 0.03 920.031.10
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.7 0.00 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 50.2 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 509.4 0.01 487.74.43
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,835.5 0.05 1,756.84.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 445.0 0.01 297.349.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,119.8 0.09 3,011.33.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 524.6 0.01 637.6-17.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,816.9 0.33 12,826.2-7.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,192.5 0.23 12,975.0-36.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 204.8 0.01 661.7-69.04
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,464.0 0.04 796.983.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,498,513.4 42.48 1,262,099.018.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 655,663.3 18.59 851,913.5-23.04
29 Organic chemicals 446,489.8 12.66 313,306.942.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.5 0.00 5.6-18.45
31 Fertilizers 202,239.1 5.73 198,190.62.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 44.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 445.3 0.01 357.324.60
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 407.7 0.01 413.2-1.34
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 20.1 0.00 20.9-3.84
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 38.9-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,570.6 0.10 2,058.473.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18.2 0.00 4.9273.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.0 0.00 0.3270.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 61.7 0.00 61.70.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,264.6 0.09 3,173.42.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24.1 0.00 54.3-55.56
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 12.2-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 43.1-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.6 0.00 0.898.76
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.00 6.3-93.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.4 0.00 4.0135.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6.9 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.5 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 11.1 0.00 24.6-54.74
70 Glass and glassware 63.0 0.00 585.8-89.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,021.7 0.17 862.8597.89
72 Iron and steel 537,184.0 15.23 329,464.963.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 194.0 0.01 190.61.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 930.9 0.03 92.3908.51
75 Nickel and articles thereof 320.6 0.01 165.693.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 411.8 0.01 460.9-10.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 37.6 0.00 21.673.96
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 12.0 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 32.1 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9.3 0.00 6.642.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,188.4 0.09 3,319.7-3.95
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 786.3 0.02 386.7103.33
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 0.0 0.00 68.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 410.9 0.01 31.81,190.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15.2 0.00 11.038.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,976.1 0.08 2,683.110.92
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 48.9 0.00 85.3-42.73
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 2,990.2 0.08 3,398.2-12.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 18.6 0.00 39.9-53.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 390.9 0.01 1,202.5-67.50
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 101,395.9 2.87 117,520.6-13.72
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce