Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-08-09
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
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The Bahamas | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES The Bahamas World Exports Value (US$) 669 976 837.00 701 528 661.00 584 878 552.00 620 143 299.00 726 943 076.00 828 692 195.00 811 465 065.00 689 194 495.00 442 781 375.00 402 712 422.00 473 322 277.00 524 192 922.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 31.517 4.709 -16.627 6.029 17.221 13.996 -2.078 -15.067 -35.753 -9.049 17.533 10.747
Imports Value (US$) 3 102 601 552.00 3 229 968 663.00 2 698 526 468.00 2 861 948 147.00 3 410 316 267.00 3 646 505 184.00 3 365 293 982.00 3 790 365 670.00 3 161 314 272.00 2 930 861 462.00 3 477 450 224.00 3 523 973 184.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 3.963 4.105 -16.453 6.055 19.16 6.925 -7.711 12.631 -16.596 -7.289 18.649 1.337

The value of merchandise exports from The Bahamas totalled $ 524 million in 2018. Merchandise exports from The Bahamas increased by 10.7% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 50 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from The Bahamas amounted to $473 million in 2017)

The Bahamas's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from The Bahamas in 2018:

  • USA with a share of 74% (391 million US$)
  • Ireland with a share of 5.52% (28 million US$)
  • Panama with a share of 5.35% (28 million US$)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands with a share of 3.58% (18.8 million US$)
  • France with a share of 2.17% (11.3 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 1.78% (9.35 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 1.12% (5.91 million US$)
  • Areas, nes - 4.77 million US$
  • Argentina - 4.02 million US$
  • Japan - 3.47 million US$

Exports structure from The Bahamas in 2018 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 19.3% (101 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 17.2% (90 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 15.4% (81 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 11.9% (62 million US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 9.99% (52 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 8.71% (45 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 3.33% (17.4 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 2.57% (13.5 million US$): 82 - Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
  • 2.41% (12.6 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.09% (10.9 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel

What did The Bahamas export in 2018?

The Bahamas's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 19.3% ($101 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.
  • 15.4% ($80 million): 3903 - Polymers of styrene, in primary forms.
  • 14.6% ($76 million): 0306 - Crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, whether or not chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; flours, meals and pellets of crustaceans, fit for human consumption.
  • 11.9% ($62 million): 2933 - Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only.
  • 9.73% ($51 million): 8903 - Yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sports; rowing boats and canoes.
  • 2.52% ($13.2 million): 2501 - Salt (including table salt and denatured salt) and pure sodium chloride, whether or not in aqueous solution or containing added anti-caking or free-flowing agents; sea water.
  • 2.4% ($12.6 million): 8205 - Hand tools (including glaziers' diamonds), not elsewhere specified or included; blow lamps; vices, clamps and the like, other than accessories for and parts of, machine tools; anvils; portable forges; hand or pedal-operated grinding wheels with frameworks.
  • 1.99% ($10.4 million): 8426 - Ships' derricks; cranes, including cable cranes; mobile lifting frames, straddle carriers and works trucks fitted with a crane.
  • 1.47% ($7.7 million): 3926 - Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
  • 1.39% ($7.3 million): 8425 - Pulley tackle and hoists other than skip hoists; winches and capstans; jacks.

The value of merchandise imports to The Bahamas totalled $ 3.52 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to The Bahamas increased by 1.33% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 46 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to The Bahamas was equal to $3.47 billion in 2017)

The Bahamas's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of The Bahamas in 2018:

  • USA with a share of 83% (2.95 billion US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 3.48% (122 million US$)
  • China with a share of 1.52% (53 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 1.43% (50 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 1.03% (36 million US$)
  • Panama - 27 million US$
  • Switzerland - 26 million US$
  • Canada - 25 million US$
  • France - 25 million US$
  • Brazil - 18.7 million US$

Imports structure to The Bahamas in 2018 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 16.6% (585 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.05% (283 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.32% (187 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.46% (157 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.26% (150 million US$): 97 - Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
  • 4.12% (145 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.24% (114 million US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • 2.97% (104 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.7% (95 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 2.67% (94 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal

What did The Bahamas import in 2018?

The Bahamas's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 16% ($564 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.
  • 2.68% ($94 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.
  • 1.65% ($58 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.
  • 1.59% ($56 million): 9403 - Other furniture and parts thereof.
  • 1.18% ($41 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.
  • 1.07% ($37 million): 0207 - Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 1.04% ($36 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.
  • 1.02% ($36 million): 2208 - Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages.
  • 0.98% ($34 million): 8425 - Pulley tackle and hoists other than skip hoists; winches and capstans; jacks.

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The Bahamas | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2007 - 2018