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Overview In 2022 Saint Helena was the number 205 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 218 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Saint Helena are N/A, exporting mostly to N/A.

Imports The top imports of Saint Helena are Bitumen and asphalt ($7.1M), Baked Goods ($2.66M), Air Pumps ($2.23M), Iron Sheet Piling ($1.93M), and Refined Petroleum ($1.77M), importing mostly from United Kingdom ($19.4M), South Africa ($11M), United States ($9.5M), Czechia ($1.59M), and Namibia ($891k).

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

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

* Trade values are converted to USD using each month's exchange rate. For December 2023 data, the exchange rate from December 30, 2023 is used.

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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

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Market Growth

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2021 - 2022)
Netherlands$6.35M (+ 20.6k%)
Singapore$3.02M (+ 331%)
Japan$1.15M (+ 58.9%)
Fastest Growing Import Markets (2021 - 2022)
South Africa$2.27M (+ 26.1%)
Malaysia$263k (+ 567%)
Austria$198k (+ 361%)

Total Export Growth by Market (2021 - 2022)

Service Trade

Service Trade

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).

Service Exports (2007)

Service Imports (2007)

Economic Complexity

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

Saint Helena has a high level of specialization in Non-fillet Frozen Fish (385), Collector's Items (256), Crustaceans (154), Glass Working Machines (82.4), and Ferroalloys (67.1). 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

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

The top export opportunities for Saint Helena according to the relatedness index, were Cocoa Beans (0.029), Gold (0.028), Other Edible Animal Products (0.028), Scrap Iron (0.028), and Coconut Oil (0.026). 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.

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 Saint Helena. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Saint Helena 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.

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