St. Kitts – Nevis Leads OECS Countries In Exports
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
December 20, 2009 (CUOPM)
St. Kitts and Nevis outpaced Barbados and the member countries of the OECS as the leading exporter of goods and services to the United States in September and October his year.
According to the Foreign Trade Division of the United States Census Bureau, St. Kitts and Nevis exported goods and services valued US$4.3 million in September and US$4.7 million in October and a total of US$41.3 million do far for the past 10 months of this year.
Figures also indicate that the twin-island Federation exported more to the United States for September and October this year compared to the same months in 2008.
Compared to St. Kitts and Nevis exports to the United States in September (US$4.3 million) and October (US$4.7 million); Anguilla exported US$1.2 million in September and US$100,000 in October.
Antigua and Barbuda exported US$500,000 in September and US$700,000 in October. Barbados exported US$3.2 million in September and US$2.2 million in October. The British Virgin Islands exported US$900,000 in September and US$500,000 in October. Dominica exported US$200,000 to the United States in September and US$100,000 in October.
Grenada exported US$700,000 in September and US$400,000 in October. St. Lucia exported US$1.7 million in September and US$1.9 million in October. St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Montserrat exported nothing in September but US$100,000 each in October.
For the first 10 months of 2009, St. Kitts and Nevis exported goods and services to the United States worth US$41.3 million dollars compared to Anguilla US$8.2 million; Antigua and Barbuda, US$5.2 million; Barbados, US$26.2 million; the British Virgin Islands, US$4.6 million; Dominica, US$2.5 million; Grenada, US$5.4 million; Montserrat, US$600,000; St. Lucia, US$14.8 million and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, US$1 million.
St. Kitts and Nevis companies exporting to the United States and their products are Lutron Liamuiga (dimmer switches and fan speed controls); Harowe Servo (St. Kitts) Ltd (small motors, PC Board Assemblies, Rotor Assemblies and resolvers); Kajola-Kristada (connectors, filters, trap and surface mounts; for the Cable TV and Communications Industry); CSR/DDL (CSR rum/brandy and Brinley flavoured rum products); Jaro Electronics (industrial motors and transformers) and St. Kitts Brush Co. (semi-finish products for polishing dentures and jewelry).