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Econ Complexity (2018): -1.52, Rank 130 of 137

Product Exports (2018): $1.21B, Rank 144 of 222

Exports Per Capita (2018): $109, Rank 210 of 219

Product Imports (2018): $2.74B, Rank 150 of 221

Imports Per Capita (2018): $246, Rank 207 of 219

Service Exports (2015): $87.7M, Rank 158 of 170

Service Imports (2015): $912M, Rank 125 of 170

GDP (2018): $9.66B, CURRENT US$
Rank 142 of 196

GDP growth (2008 - 2018): 47.5%, CURRENT US$
Rank 83 of 196

GDP PC (2018): $868, CURRENT US$
Rank 176 of 196

GDP PC GROWTH (2008 - 2018): 27.9%, CURRENT US$
Rank 87 of 196

Overview: This page contains the latest international trade data for Haiti, including service trade data, and tariffs. In 2018 Haiti was the number 142 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 144 in total exports, the number 150 in total imports, and the number 130 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Haiti exported $1.21B and imported $2.74B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$1.53B. In 2018, Haiti's exports per capita were $109 and its imports per capita were $246.

Trade: The top exports of Haiti are Knit T-shirts ($444M), Knit Sweaters ($268M), Knit Women's Suits ($86.5M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($82.9M), and Essential Oils ($66.5M). The top imports of Haiti are Refined Petroleum ($297M), Rice ($228M), Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($184M), Palm Oil ($102M), and Poultry Meat ($83.9M).

Destinations: Haiti exports mostly to United States ($1B), Canada ($49.1M), France ($25.8M), Mexico ($22.8M), and India ($10.6M), and imports mostly from United States ($902M), China ($616M), Indonesia ($118M), Turkey ($102M), and Mexico ($88.9M).

Location: Haiti borders Dominican Republic by land and Bahamas, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, and Turks and Caicos Islands by sea.

Yearly Exports

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Top Export (2018): Knit T-shirts, $444M

Top Destination (2018): United States, $1B

In 2018 Haiti exported a total of $1.21B, making it the number 144 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Haiti have changed by $198M from $1.01B in 2013 to $1.21B in 2018.

The most recent exports are led by Knit T-shirts ($444M), Knit Sweaters ($268M), Knit Women's Suits ($86.5M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($82.9M), and Essential Oils ($66.5M). The most common destination for the exports of Haiti are United States ($1B), Canada ($49.1M), France ($25.8M), Mexico ($22.8M), and India ($10.6M).

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Yearly Imports

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Top Import (2018): Refined Petroleum, $297M

Top Origin (2018): United States, $902M

In 2018 Haiti imported $2.74B, making it the number 150 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Haiti changed by -$400M from $3.14B in 2013 to $2.74B in 2018.

The most recent imports of Haiti are led by Refined Petroleum ($297M), Rice ($228M), Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($184M), Palm Oil ($102M), and Poultry Meat ($83.9M). The most common import partners for Haiti are United States ($902M), China ($616M), Indonesia ($118M), Turkey ($102M), and Mexico ($88.9M).

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Haiti Exports Services (2015): $87.7M

Haiti Imports Services (2015): $912M

In 2015, Haiti exported $87.7M worth of services. The top services exported by Haiti in 2015 were Government services, n.i.e. ($46.9M), Royalties and license fees ($29.7M), and Other personal, cultural, and recreational services ($11M).

The top services imported by Haiti in 2015 were Air transport ($377M), Sea transport ($259M), Government services, n.i.e. ($221M), Other personal, cultural, and recreational services ($42.8M), and Construction in the compiling economy ($8.17M).

Trade Forecasts

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

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Tariffs by Product

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The top product import tariffs by their MFN Ad Valorem value for Haiti are Cigarettes containing tobacco (40%) and Cigars, cheroots and cigarillos, containing tobacco (40%).

Click any of the products in the bar chart to see the specific Ad Valorem Duty Rates by partner country.

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*The tariffs applied to imports for Haiti are:
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 4 years Haiti's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively more complex, moving from the ⁩⁨131st to the 130th⁩ position in the ECI rank.

These economic complexity rankings use 6 digit exports classified according to the HS96 classification. We consider only countries with population of at least 1 million and exports of at least $1 billion, and products with world trade over $500 million. To explore different rankings and vary these parameters visit the custom rankings section.

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Haiti has a high level of specialization in Essential Oils (162), Knit T-shirts (145), Live Fish (140), Knit Sweaters (70.2), and Non-Knit Men's Shirts (43.3). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Haiti observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Haiti according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Machines to extrude, draw, cut manmade textile fibres (1.58), Postcards, printed or illustrated, greeting cards (0.46), Mixted odoriferous substances for industrial use (0.12), Glass beads, imitation stones (not jewel), ornaments (-0.11), and Military weapons, other than hand guns, swords, etc (-0.17). 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 Haiti according to the relatedness index, are Packing Bags (0.11), Knit Women's Coats (0.1), Non-Knit Men's Coats (0.1), Molluscs (0.1), and Insect Resins (0.098). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Haiti 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.