Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-08-09
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Barbados | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Barbados World Exports Value (US$) 322 725 399.00 313 684 474.00 508 446 402.00 566 438 951.00 467 423 520.00 480 753 438.00 482 751 934.00 516 825 882.00 485 387 947.00 457 709 750.00 444 085 369.00 345 206 217.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -28.945 -2.801 62.088 11.405 -17.48 2.851 0.415 7.058 -6.082 -5.702 -2.976 -22.265
Imports Value (US$) 1 340 712 876.00 1 196 231 948.00 1 775 403 402.00 1 767 767 063.00 1 768 742 476.00 1 740 471 483.00 1 617 853 172.00 1 621 269 759.00 1 599 597 494.00 1 599 911 169.00 1 580 842 477.00 1 500 813 628.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -23.135 -10.776 48.416 -0.43 0.055 -1.598 -7.045 0.211 -1.336 0.019 -1.191 -5.062

The value of merchandise exports from Barbados totalled $ 345 million in 2020. Overall commodity exports from Barbados decreased by 22% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 98 million (the value of merchandise exports from Barbados amounted to $444 million in 2019)

Barbados's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Barbados in 2020:

  • Areas, nes with a share of 23% (81 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 13.2% (45 million US$)
  • Jamaica with a share of 8.23% (28 million US$)
  • Guyana with a share of 7.56% (26 million US$)
  • Trinidad and Tobago with a share of 6.79% (23 million US$)
  • Saint Lucia with a share of 4.89% (16.8 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 4.35% (15 million US$)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with a share of 3.52% (12.1 million US$)
  • France with a share of 2.97% (10.2 million US$)
  • Antigua and Barbuda with a share of 2.94% (10.1 million US$)

Exports structure from Barbados in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 26% (91 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 14% (48 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 6.99% (24 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 6.72% (23 million US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
  • 4.98% (17.1 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 4.58% (15.8 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 3.54% (12.2 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 2.94% (10.1 million US$): 19 - Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares
  • 2.59% (8.97 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.44% (8.42 million US$): 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

What did Barbados export in 2020?

Barbados's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 23% ($80 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 12.3% ($42 million): 2208 - Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages.
  • 6.63% ($22 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 6.03% ($20 million): 3808 - Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, anti-sprouting products and plant-growth regulators, disinfectants and similar products, put up in forms or packings for retail sale or as preparations or articles (for example, sulphur-treated bands, wicks and candles, and fly-papers).
  • 4.49% ($15.5 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 3.88% ($13.4 million): 4821 - Paper or paperboard lables of all kinds, whether or not printed.
  • 3.04% ($10.5 million): 1517 - Margarine; edible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or of fractions of different fats or oils of this Chapter, other than edible fats or oils or their fractions of heading 15.16.
  • 2.85% ($9.86 million): 1905 - Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.
  • 2.69% ($9.29 million): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 1.69% ($5.86 million): 7204 - Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.

The value of merchandise imports to Barbados totalled $ 1.5 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Barbados decreased by 5.06% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 80 million (the value of merchandise imports to Barbados was equal to $1.58 billion in 2019)

Barbados's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Barbados in 2020:

  • USA with a share of 42% (639 million US$)
  • Trinidad and Tobago with a share of 13.8% (207 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 5.54% (83 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 4.84% (72 million US$)
  • Panama with a share of 3.34% (50 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 3.09% (46 million US$)
  • China with a share of 2.61% (39 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 2.41% (36 million US$)
  • Finland with a share of 2.2% (33 million US$)
  • Jamaica with a share of 1.11% (16.7 million US$)

Imports structure to Barbados in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 17.3% (259 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.55% (143 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.62% (129 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 6.45% (96 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.72% (55 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.99% (44 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.78% (41 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 2.7% (40 million US$): 21 - Miscellaneous edible preparations
  • 2.66% (40 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 2.58% (38 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did Barbados import in 2020?

Barbados's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 16.3% ($244 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.7% ($40 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.68% ($40 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.05% ($30 million): 8502 - Electric generating sets and rotary converters.
  • 2.04% ($30 million): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.56% ($23 million): 2106 - Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.37% ($20 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.05% ($15.8 million): 4818 - Toilet paper and similar paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres, of a kind used for household or sanitary purposes, in rolls of a width not exceeding 36 cm, or cut to size or shape; handkerchiefs, cleansing tissues, towels, tablecloths, serviettes, napkins for babies, tampons, bed sheets and similar household, sanitary or hospital articles, articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres.
  • 1.03% ($15.5 million): 3923 - Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics.
  • 0.933% ($14 million): 8702 - Motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver.

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Barbados | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020