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Overview In 2020 Saint Helena was the number 214 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 215 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Saint Helena are Crustaceans ($8.19M), Integrated Circuits ($571k), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($359k), Broadcasting Equipment ($310k), and Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701 to 8705) ($289k), exporting mostly to United States ($5.15M), Japan ($2.97M), United Kingdom ($1.11M), Australia ($655k), and Italy ($284k).

Imports The top imports of Saint Helena are Refined Petroleum ($7.87M), Paintings ($4.81M), Delivery Trucks ($2.12M), Baked Goods ($2.08M), and Iron Sheet Piling ($1.63M), importing mostly from United Kingdom ($25.8M), South Africa ($6.92M), Turkey ($5.18M), United States ($4.76M), and Greece ($3.86M).

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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.

*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): Crustaceans, $8.19M

Top Destination (2020): United States, $25.8M

In 2020, Saint Helena exported a total of $11.4M, making it the number 214 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Saint Helena have changed by -$25.6M from $37.1M in 2015 to $11.4M in 2020.

The most recent exports are led by Crustaceans ($8.19M), Integrated Circuits ($571k), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($359k), Broadcasting Equipment ($310k), and Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701 to 8705) ($289k). The most common destination for the exports of Saint Helena are United States ($5.15M), Japan ($2.97M), United Kingdom ($1.11M), Australia ($655k), and Italy ($284k).

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2019 - 2020)

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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).

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 (493), Microscopes (39.3), Collector's Items (32.9), Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps (30.7), and Non-fillet Frozen Fish (22.9). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Saint Helena observed and expected exports in each product.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Saint Helena according to the relatedness index, are Other Electrical Machinery (0.038), Other Clocks and Watches (0.037), Balances (0.037), Medical Instruments (0.037), and Watch Movements (0.036). 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 a country currently specializes 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.

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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.