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Product Exports (2018): $32.2M, Rank 201 of 222

Product Imports (2018): $37.4M, Rank 211 of 221

Service Exports (2007): $160k, Rank 190 of 191

Service Imports (2007): $20M, Rank 187 of 189

Overview: This page contains the latest international trade data for Saint Helena, including service trade data. In 2018 Saint Helena was the number 201 in total exports and the number 211 in total imports. In 2018, Saint Helena exported $32.2M and imported $37.4M, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$5.18M.

Trade: The top exports of Saint Helena are Blood, antisera, vaccines, toxins and cultures ($9.49M), Crustaceans ($8.24M), Fish Fillets ($6.21M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($4.01M), and Combustion Engines ($561k). The top imports of Saint Helena are Refined Petroleum ($7.32M), Other Floating Structures ($2.33M), Cars ($1.51M), Liquid Dispersing Machines ($1.37M), and Baked Goods ($1.31M).

Destinations: Saint Helena exports mostly to United States ($13.4M), Belgium-Luxembourg ($9.49M), Japan ($3.45M), Australia ($1.17M), and Netherlands ($808k), and imports mostly from United Kingdom ($22.4M), South Africa ($9.11M), Greece ($3.98M), United States ($678k), and Czechia ($350k).

Yearly Exports

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Top Export (2018): Blood, antisera, vaccines, toxins and cultures, $9.49M

Top Destination (2018): United States, $13.4M

In 2018 Saint Helena exported a total of $32.2M, making it the number 201 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Saint Helena have changed by $10.9M from $21.3M in 2013 to $32.2M in 2018.

The most recent exports are led by Blood, antisera, vaccines, toxins and cultures ($9.49M), Crustaceans ($8.24M), Fish Fillets ($6.21M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($4.01M), and Combustion Engines ($561k). The most common destination for the exports of Saint Helena are United States ($13.4M), Belgium-Luxembourg ($9.49M), Japan ($3.45M), Australia ($1.17M), and Netherlands ($808k).

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Yearly Imports

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Top Import (2018): Refined Petroleum, $7.32M

Top Origin (2018): United Kingdom, $22.4M

In 2018 Saint Helena imported $37.4M, making it the number 211 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Saint Helena changed by -$47M from $84.5M in 2013 to $37.4M in 2018.

The most recent imports of Saint Helena are led by Refined Petroleum ($7.32M), Other Floating Structures ($2.33M), Cars ($1.51M), Liquid Dispersing Machines ($1.37M), and Baked Goods ($1.31M). The most common import partners for Saint Helena are United Kingdom ($22.4M), South Africa ($9.11M), Greece ($3.98M), United States ($678k), and Czechia ($350k).

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2017 - 2018)

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Saint Helena Exports Services (2007): $160k

Saint Helena Imports Services (2007): $20M

In 2007, Saint Helena exported $160k worth of services. The top services exported by Saint Helena in 2007 were Other royalties and license fees ($98.1k) and Postal and courier services ($62.1k).

The top services imported by Saint Helena in 2007 were Workers' remittances ($10M), Other government services ($5.54M), and Sea transport ($4.37M).

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total product exports and imports for Saint Helena. The forecast is based in a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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Economic Complexity

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Saint Helena has a high level of specialization in Crustaceans (177), Fish Fillets (141), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (87.3), Used Clothing (35.2), and Blood, antisera, vaccines, toxins and cultures (28.2). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Saint Helena observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Saint Helena according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Equipment for physical and chemical analysis (1.87), Blood, antisera, vaccines, toxins and cultures (1.21), Compression-ignition engines (diesel etc) (1.2), Transmission or conveyor belts or belting of textile (1.18), and Typewriter and similar ribbons, ink pads, etc (1.16). 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 Saint Helena according to the relatedness index, are Surveying Equipment (0.04), Non-fillet Fresh Fish (0.04), Hard Liquor (0.039), Scrap Iron (0.038), and Scrap Aluminium (0.037). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Saint Helena 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.