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St Kitts-Nevis leads OECS, French, Dutch islands in exports to US
Published on August 12, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis continued to be the leading exporter of goods and services to the United States in June this year, more than all other OECS nations, as well as St Maarten, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

According to foreign trade statistics issued by the US Census Bureau, exports and services to the United States from St Kitts and Nevis for the month of June 2014 were valued at US$4.7 million or EC$12.7 million compared to US$4.2 million or EC$11.3 million in 2013, while the goods and services exported to the United States for the first six months of this year, stood at US$29.9 million (EC$81 million) compared to US$27.4 million (EC$74.2 million) for the same period in 2013.

For the month of June 2014, Anguilla exported goods and services to the value of US$500,000 (EC$1.35 million) to the United States, compared to US$400,000 (EC$1 million) in 2013; Antigua and Barbuda, US$400,000 (EC$1 million) compared to the same figure in 2013; the British Virgin Islands, US$100,000 (EC$271,000) compared to US$400,000 (EC$1 million) in June 2013; Dominica, US$100,000 (EC$271,000) compared to US$200,000 (EC$542,000) in June 2013; Grenada, US$900,000 (EC$2.4 million) compared to US$1.2 million (EC$3.2 million) in June 2013; Montserrat, US$100,000 (EC$271,000) compared to none in 2013; St Maarten, US$1.4 million (EC$3.7 million) compared to US$1.9 million ((EC$5.1 million) in 2013; Martinique, US$500,000 (EC$1.35 million) compared to US$2.7 million (EC$7.3 million) in 2013; Guadeloupe, US$100,000 (EC$271,000) compared to US$200,000 (EC$542,000) in 2013; St Lucia, US$1.3 million (EC$3.5 million) compared to US$1.2 million (EC$3.2 million in 2013 and St Vincent and the Grenadines, US$300,000 (EC$813,000) and US$200,000 (EC$542,000) in 2013.

Goods and services exported to the United States from St Kitts and Nevis for the first six months of this year were valued at US$29.9 million (EC$81 million) compared to US$27.4 million (EC$74.2 million) in 2013.

For the same six-month period this year, Anguilla exported US$2.7 million (EC$7.3 million) compared to US$2.3 million (ECS$6.2 million) in 2013; Antigua and Barbuda, US$5.9 million (EC$15.9 million compared to US$5.6 million (EC$15.1 million) for the first six months of 2013; British Virgin Islands, US$1.5 million (EC$4 million) compared to US$3.5 million (EC$9.4 million); Dominica, US$1.1 million (ECS2.9 million) compared to US$1.2 million (EC$3.2 million) in 2013; Grenada, US$6.8 million (EC$18.4 million) compared to US$5.9 million (EC$15.9 million); Montserrat, US$300,000 (EC$813,000) compared to US$200,000 (EC$542,000); St Maarten. US$28 million (EC$75.8 million) compared to US$29.9 million (EC$81 million) in 2013; Martinique, US$26.8 million (EC$72.6 million) compared to US$9.2 million (EC$24.9 million) Guadeloupe, US$1.6 million (EC$4.3 million) compared to US$4.2 million (EC$11.3 million); St Lucia, US$11 million (EC$29.8 million) compared to US$7.9 million (EC$21.4 million) in 2013 and St Vincent and the Grenadines, US$800,000 (EC$2.1 million) compared to US$1 million (EC$2.7 million) in 2013.

St Kitts and Nevis companies exporting to the United States and their products are Lutron Liamuiga (dimmer switches and fan speed controls); Harowe Servo (St Kitts) Ltd (small motors, PC board assemblies, rotor assemblies and resolvers); Kajola-Kristada (connectors, filters, trap and surface mounts; for the cable TV and communications industry); CSR/DDL (CSR rum/brandy and Brinley flavoured rum products); Jaro Electronics (industrial motors and transformers) and Caribelle Batik, whose products are mostly purchased by cruise passengers and stay-over visitors.
 
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Comments:

Mac Donald Dixon:

If the Government of St. Kitts is claiming goods and services Exports to the US, where does Economic Citizenship and Tourism fit in and compare with the rest of the OECS, in particular Antigua and Barbuda?


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