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St Kitts and Nevis

St Kitts and Nevis ranked No. 145 in total trade value through March with a total of $56.56 million. Exports totaled $44.39 million and Imports totaled $12.18 million, a surplus of $32.21 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $56.56 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $17,647,396
2Port Everglades, Fla. $8,566,862
3Miami International Airport $5,800,711
4Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $5,552,198
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $4,684,632
6San Juan International Airport, P.R. $2,644,856
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,592,870
8Port of New Orleans $2,218,706
9Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $2,200,333
10Port Miami $925,278

U.S. trade with St Kitts and Nevis rose to $56.56 million through March

St Kitts and Nevis’s trade with the United States rose to $56.56 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 20.52 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. St Kitts and Nevis’s exports decreased 23.76 percent while imports fell 5.94 percent. The U.S. surplus with St Kitts and Nevis was $32.21 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.; No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 3 Miami International Airport; No. 4 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands; and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Port of Fajardo, P.R.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 74.7 percent of St Kitts and Nevis’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. fell 10.34 percent to $17.65 million.
    Exports fell 19.58 percent to $11.62 million. Imports rose 15.15 percent to $6.03 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 7.78 percent to $8.57 million.
    Exports fell 7.49 percent to $8.37 million. Imports fell 18.43 percent to $200,254.
  • Trade with No. 3 Miami International Airport fell 10.01 percent to $5.8 million.
    Exports fell 5.7 percent to $3.41 million. Imports fell 15.52 percent to $2.39 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands rose 152.72 percent to $5.55 million.
    Exports rose 153.57 percent to $5.55 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 29.45 percent to $4.68 million.
    Exports fell 29.45 percent to $4.68 million. There were no imports.

St Kitts and Nevis ranked No. 145 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 137.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to St Kitts and Nevis by value through March were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Jewelry, parts; Low value shipments; Printers, all types, parts; and Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen, respectively. They accounted for 39.56 percent of total exports to St Kitts and Nevis.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from St Kitts and Nevis –– Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V; Value added to a returned import; TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders; Miscellaneous machine parts; and Electrical boards, panels and switches –– accounted for 74.54 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to St Kitts and Nevis:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 20.51 percent compared to last year to $5.84 million.
  • Jewelry, parts fell 34.97 percent compared to last year to $4.94 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 29.45 percent compared to last year to $4.68 million.
  • Printers, all types, parts rose 406.77 percent compared to last year to $1.21 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 0.31 percent compared to last year to $878,269.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from St Kitts and Nevis:

  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V rose 282.38 percent compared to last year to $2.45 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 22.32 percent compared to last year to $2.33 million.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders fell 33.35 percent compared to last year to $2.32 million.
  • Miscellaneous machine parts rose 17.37 percent compared to last year to $1.12 million.
  • Electrical boards, panels and switches rose 55.69 percent compared to last year to $859,004.

In the latest annual figures available, St Kitts and Nevis recorded $291.41 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Atlanta/Savannah; Low Value Shipments; New Orleans; and New York City. Total U.S. exports to St Kitts and Nevis were $ 243.65 million and imports from St Kitts and Nevis were $47.76 million. The U.S. surplus with St Kitts and Nevis was $195.89 million.