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2019
Economic
Complexity
: -1.11, Rank 138 of 157

2019
Product
Exports | Imports
: $1.33B | $2.51B, 148 of 225 |  156 of 225

2019
Per Capita Product
Exports | Imports
: $118 | $223, 165 of 219 |  152 of 219

2015
Service
Exports | Imports
: $87.7M | $912M, 158 of 170 | 125 of 170

Overview: In 2019 Haiti was the number 125 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 148 in total exports, the number 156 in total imports, the number 160 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 138 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI)

Exports: The top exports of Haiti are Knit T-shirts ($549M), Knit Sweaters ($261M), Knit Women's Suits ($99.1M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($64M), and Live Fish ($56.4M), exporting mostly to United States ($1.08B), Canada ($91M), Mexico ($23.6M), India ($15.3M), and France ($14.7M).

Imports: The top imports of Haiti are Refined Petroleum ($286M), Rice ($223M), Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($175M), Palm Oil ($88.6M), and Poultry Meat ($75.2M), importing mostly from United States ($973M), China ($561M), Turkey ($132M), Indonesia ($98.9M), and India ($67.4M).

Location: Haiti borders Dominican Republic by land and Bahamas, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, and Turks and Caicos Islands by sea.

Yearly Exports

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Top Export (2019): Knit T-shirts, $549M

Top Destination (2019): United States, $1.08B

In 2019, Haiti exported a total of $1.33B, making it the number 148 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Haiti have changed by $244M from $1.09B in 2014 to $1.33B in 2019.

The most recent exports are led by Knit T-shirts ($549M), Knit Sweaters ($261M), Knit Women's Suits ($99.1M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($64M), and Live Fish ($56.4M). The most common destination for the exports of Haiti are United States ($1.08B), Canada ($91M), Mexico ($23.6M), India ($15.3M), and France ($14.7M).

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Yearly Imports

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Top Import (2019): Refined Petroleum, $286M

Top Origin (2019): United States, $973M

In 2019 Haiti imported $2.51B, making it the number 156 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Haiti changed by -$1.23B from $3.74B in 2014 to $2.51B in 2019.

The most recent imports of Haiti are led by Refined Petroleum ($286M), Rice ($223M), Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($175M), Palm Oil ($88.6M), and Poultry Meat ($75.2M). The most common import partners for Haiti are United States ($973M), China ($561M), Turkey ($132M), Indonesia ($98.9M), and India ($67.4M).

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2018 - 2019)

Fastest Growing Import Markets (2018 - 2019)

Haiti Exports Services (2015): $87.7M

Haiti Imports Services (2015): $912M

In 2015, Haiti exported $87.7M worth of services. The top services exported by Haiti in 2015 were Government services, n.i.e. ($46.9M), Royalties and license fees ($29.7M), and Other personal, cultural, and recreational services ($11M).

The top services imported by Haiti in 2015 were Air transport ($377M), Sea transport ($259M), Government services, n.i.e. ($221M), Other personal, cultural, and recreational services ($42.8M), and Construction in the compiling economy ($8.17M).

Tariffs by Product

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The top product import tariffs by their MFN Ad Valorem value for Haiti are Cigarettes containing tobacco (40%) and Cigars, cheroots and cigarillos, containing tobacco (40%).

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*The tariffs applied to imports for Haiti are:
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 20 years Haiti's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively less complex, moving from the ⁩⁨124th to the 138th⁩ position in the ECI rank.

These economic complexity rankings use 6 digit exports classified according to the HS96 classification. We consider only countries with population of at least 1 million and exports of at least $1 billion, and products with world trade over $500 million. To explore different rankings and vary these parameters visit the custom rankings section.

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Haiti has a high level of specialization in Live Fish (314), Knit T-shirts (162), Essential Oils (87.2), Knit Sweaters (60.5), and Bedspreads (55.9). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Haiti observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Haiti according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Invalid carriages, wheelchairs, including motorized (0.45), Mixted odoriferous substances for industrial use (0.19), Articles of leather and composition leather, nes (-0.025), Glass beads, imitation stones (not jewel), ornaments (-0.22), and Postcards, printed or illustrated, greeting cards (-0.23). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Haiti according to the relatedness index, are Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews (0.1), Packing Bags (0.1), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (0.097), Gold (0.096), and Knit Men's Coats (0.093). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Haiti is not specialized in.

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products it is currently specialized in.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is a predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower emissions.