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Overview In 2019 Saint Helena was the number 208 in total exports, the number 217 in total imports and the number null most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).

Exports The top exports of Saint Helena are Crustaceans ($7.53M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($6.81M), Integrated Circuits ($2.32M), Air Conditioners ($1.46M), and Fish Fillets ($855k), exporting mostly to United States ($10.8M), Japan ($2.73M), South Korea ($2.32M), France ($2.17M), and Australia ($1.2M).

Imports The top imports of Saint Helena are Refined Petroleum ($3.35M), Cranes ($2.06M), Baked Goods ($1.55M), Iron Sheet Piling ($1.46M), and Vehicle Parts ($1.38M), importing mostly from United Kingdom ($22.7M), South Africa ($7.32M), Brazil ($1.06M), Czechia ($727k), and United States ($560k).

Historical Data

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Yearly Imports

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Top Import (2019): Refined Petroleum, $3.35M

Top Origin (2019): United Kingdom, $22.7M

In 2019 Saint Helena imported $34.7M, making it the number 217 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Saint Helena changed by -$36.7M from $71.4M in 2014 to $34.7M in 2019.

The most recent imports of Saint Helena are led by Refined Petroleum ($3.35M), Cranes ($2.06M), Baked Goods ($1.55M), Iron Sheet Piling ($1.46M), and Vehicle Parts ($1.38M). The most common import partners for Saint Helena are United Kingdom ($22.7M), South Africa ($7.32M), Brazil ($1.06M), Czechia ($727k), and United States ($560k).

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2018 - 2019)

Fastest Growing Import Markets (2018 - 2019)

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).

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 (219), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (210), Coin (80.3), Postage Stamps (47.4), and Fish Fillets (26.6). 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 using X-rays, alpha, beta, gamma rays (1.84), Prepared unrecorded sound recording media (non-photo) (1.74), Equipment for physical and chemical analysis (1.72), Machinery for making pulp, paper, paperboard (1.69), and Gaskets and similar joints of metal sheet (1.55). 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 Non-fillet Fresh Fish (0.046), Scrap Iron (0.045), Hard Liquor (0.044), Recreational Boats (0.043), and Scrap Aluminium (0.043). 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.

Relatedness Space

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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.

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.