Overview In 2020 Haiti was the number 154 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 146 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Haiti are Knit T-shirts ($373M), Knit Sweaters ($193M), Knit Women's Suits ($103M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($33.7M), and Non-Knit Active Wear ($33.6M), exporting mostly to United States ($852M), Canada ($54.6M), Mexico ($24.2M), France ($12.4M), and India ($11.6M).

Imports The top imports of Haiti are Rice ($292M), Refined Petroleum ($224M), Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($154M), Palm Oil ($127M), and Other Cotton Fabrics ($98.6M), importing mostly from United States ($976M), Dominican Republic ($751M), China ($709M), Turkey ($164M), and Indonesia ($141M).

In 2020, Haiti was the world's biggest importer of Other Cotton Fabrics ($98.6M)

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

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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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Data is presented based on data availability. Only countries using the Harmonic System (HS) are selected. Every source is shown using their own latest twelve months of data.

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

Historical Data

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Top Export (2020): Knit T-shirts, $373M

Top Destination (2020): United States, $976M

In 2020, Haiti exported a total of $1.03B, making it the number 154 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Haiti have changed by -$121M from $1.15B in 2015 to $1.03B in 2020.

The most recent exports are led by Knit T-shirts ($373M), Knit Sweaters ($193M), Knit Women's Suits ($103M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($33.7M), and Non-Knit Active Wear ($33.6M). The most common destination for the exports of Haiti are United States ($852M), Canada ($54.6M), Mexico ($24.2M), France ($12.4M), and India ($11.6M).

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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).

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%).

Click any of the products in the bar chart to see the specific Ad Valorem Duty Rates by partner country.

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

Economic Complexity

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Haiti has a high level of specialization in Knit T-shirts (153), Live Fish (133), Essential Oils (92.5), Bedspreads (68.8), and Knit Sweaters (61). 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 Postcards, printed or illustrated, greeting cards (1.14), Mixted odoriferous substances for industrial use (0.31), Woven fabric with >85% synthetic staple fibres (0.19), Articles of leather and composition leather, nes (-0.061), and Paper or paperboard labels including printed labels (-0.11). 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 Packing Bags (0.12), Raw Tobacco (0.11), Bananas (0.11), Molasses (0.11), and Insect Resins (0.11). 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 a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

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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.

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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.