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Overview In 2021 Haiti was the number 157 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 149 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Haiti are Knit T-shirts ($487M), Knit Sweaters ($276M), Knit Women's Suits ($131M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($72.8M), and Non-Knit Men's Shirts ($44.6M), exporting mostly to United States ($1.13B), Canada ($57.4M), Mexico ($46M), India ($19.2M), and Hong Kong ($14.2M).

Imports The top imports of Haiti are Refined Petroleum ($291M), Rice ($246M), Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($217M), Poultry Meat ($136M), and Other Cotton Fabrics ($136M), importing mostly from United States ($1.08B), Dominican Republic ($955M), China ($793M), Turkey ($140M), and Indonesia ($129M).

In 2021, Haiti was the world's biggest importer of Other Cotton Fabrics ($136M)

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

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The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of Haiti.

Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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The data obtained is mirror data. The trade of countries that do not report current data can be reconstructed based on data reported by partner countries with current data available.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Yearly Trade

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Top Export (2021)Knit T-shirts$487M
Top Destination (2021)United States$1.13B

In 2021, Haiti exported a total of $1.36B, making it the number 157 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Haiti have changed by $248M from $1.11B in 2016 to $1.36B in 2021.

The most recent exports are led by Knit T-shirts ($487M), Knit Sweaters ($276M), Knit Women's Suits ($131M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($72.8M), and Non-Knit Men's Shirts ($44.6M). The most common destination for the exports of Haiti are United States ($1.13B), Canada ($57.4M), Mexico ($46M), India ($19.2M), and Hong Kong ($14.2M).

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Market Growth

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2020 - 2021)
United States$275M (+ 32.2%)
Mexico$21.8M (+ 90.4%)
Hong Kong$13.1M (+ 1.29k%)
Fastest Growing Import Markets (2020 - 2021)
Dominican Republic$203M (+ 27.1%)
United States$99.9M (+ 10.2%)
China$84.6M (+ 11.9%)

Total Export Growth by Market (2020 - 2021)

Service Trade

Service Trade

Haiti Exports Services (2019)$529M
Haiti Imports Services (2019)$1.02B

In 2019, Haiti exported $529M worth of services. The top services exported by Haiti in 2019 were Personal travel ($450M), Government services, n.i.e. ($40.4M), Computer and information services ($21.2M), Financial services ($16.7M), and Personal, cultural, and recreational services ($240k).

The top services imported by Haiti in 2019 were Transportation ($653M), Personal travel ($217M), Other business services ($72.6M), Personal, cultural, and recreational services ($37M), and Computer and information services ($25.5M).

Service Exports (2019)

Service Imports (2019)

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity (Research)-1.49Rank 139 of 140

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

Haiti has a high level of specialization in Knit T-shirts (156), Live Fish (152), Coin (136), Essential Oils (83.1), and Knit Sweaters (67.4). 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

The highest complexity exports of Haiti according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Retreaded or used pneumatic tyres of rubber; solid or cushion tyres, tyre... (0.65), Printed or illustrated postcards; printed cards bearing personal greetings, messages or announcements,... (0.31), Coin (0.23), Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres, containing 85% or more by weight... (0.21), and Bells, gongs and the like; non-electric, statuettes, other ornaments, photograph, picture, similar... (0.012). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

The top export opportunities for Haiti according to the relatedness index, were Packing Bags (0.11), Cassava (0.1), Knit Babies' Garments (0.1), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (0.1), and Insect Resins (0.1). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Haiti is not specialized in.

Product Space

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 a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

This network shows the products most related to the production structure of Haiti. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Haiti exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is 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 greenhouse emissions.

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