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Overview In 2021 Saint Helena was the number 203 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 216 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Saint Helena are Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($23.8M), Crustaceans ($7.69M), Semiconductor Devices ($1.61M), Fish Fillets ($732k), and Collector's Items ($648k), exporting mostly to United States ($30.2M), Japan ($1.96M), Greece ($1.62M), Singapore ($911k), and Canada ($633k).

Imports The top imports of Saint Helena are Refined Petroleum ($6.09M), Railway Cargo Containers ($4.4M), Prefabricated Buildings ($3.14M), Asphalt Mixtures ($2.86M), and Baked Goods ($2.36M), importing mostly from United Kingdom ($23.6M), United States ($13.1M), South Africa ($8.7M), Greece ($3.86M), and Czechia ($1.46M).

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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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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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Top Export (2021)Non-fillet Frozen Fish$23.8M
Top Destination (2021)United States$30.2M

In 2021, Saint Helena exported a total of $37.5M, making it the number 203 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Saint Helena have changed by $11.5M from $26M in 2016 to $37.5M in 2021.

The most recent exports are led by Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($23.8M), Crustaceans ($7.69M), Semiconductor Devices ($1.61M), Fish Fillets ($732k), and Collector's Items ($648k). The most common destination for the exports of Saint Helena are United States ($30.2M), Japan ($1.96M), Greece ($1.62M), Singapore ($911k), and Canada ($633k).

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Market Growth

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2020 - 2021)
United States$25M (+ 486%)
Greece$1.62M (+ 64.1k%)
Singapore$797k (+ 697%)
Fastest Growing Import Markets (2020 - 2021)
United States$8.3M (+ 174%)
South Africa$1.78M (+ 25.8%)
Czechia$397k (+ 37.3%)

Total Export Growth by Market (2020 - 2021)

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 (532), Collector's Items (202), Crustaceans (130), Sound Recording Equipment (62.6), and Fish Fillets (15.6). 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

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

The top export opportunities for Saint Helena according to the relatedness index, were Non-fillet Fresh Fish (0.029), Fish oil (0.027), Surveying Equipment (0.026), Recreational Boats (0.026), and Gold (0.025). 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.

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.

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