US trade (export - import) with Antigua and Barbuda in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 04, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Antigua and Barbuda in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Antigua and Barbuda

In 2018, US trade with Antigua and Barbuda totaled $514.4 million, up 17.62% ($77.1 million) from 2017.

US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in 2018 totaled $509.5 million, up 19.79% ($84.2 million) from 2017.

US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in 2018 were $4.9 million, down 58.92% ($7.1 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Antigua and Barbuda in 2018 was $504.5 million, a 22.08% increase ($91.3 million) over 2017.

Antigua and Barbuda was the US 121st largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 120th in 2017), accounting for 0.0120% of US total trade (up from 0.0111% in 2017).

Antigua and Barbuda was the US 102nd largest export market in 2018 (down from 100th in 2017), accounting for 0.0306% of US total exports (up from 0.0275% in 2017).

Antigua and Barbuda was the US 185th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 167th in 2017), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0005% in 2017).

US Exports to Antigua and Barbuda

The major share of US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 50.47% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (44.53% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.72% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (15.27% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.23% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (7.28% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.06% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (3.76% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.98% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (2.81% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.57% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (2.79% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.71% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (2.15% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.19% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (2.03% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $67.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $14.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7.8 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $4.9 million;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $13.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $5.9 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1.7 million.
US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 104.3 0.02 82.825.92
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,701.1 1.90 10,150.7-4.43
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,328.3 0.26 1,690.9-21.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,766.9 0.35 1,615.79.36
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13.0 0.00 18.6-30.19
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,121.7 0.22 724.554.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,551.6 0.30 1,005.554.32
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 850.8 0.17 554.053.57
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 330.5 0.06 246.034.32
10 Cereals 215.7 0.04 144.649.14
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 258.4 0.05 363.6-28.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 83.4 0.02 38.5116.67
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.0 0.00 5.6-27.57
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 7.4 0.00 32.5-77.18
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 404.6 0.08 397.31.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,687.4 0.33 1,563.17.96
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 230.9 0.05 237.1-2.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 317.1 0.06 415.5-23.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,505.3 0.49 2,648.8-5.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,167.5 0.23 1,199.3-2.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,946.7 0.58 2,933.80.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,165.9 0.62 3,305.4-4.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,445.4 0.28 1,363.16.04
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 539.0 0.11 239.9124.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 189.2 0.04 289.2-34.59
26 Ores, slag and ash 12.3 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 256,918.2 50.43 189,102.435.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 254.5 0.05 343.8-25.97
29 Organic chemicals 231.7 0.05 169.137.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 721.7 0.14 727.0-0.73
31 Fertilizers 105.5 0.02 40.0163.71
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,833.5 0.36 3,151.5-41.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,639.7 0.71 2,923.124.51
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 1,662.5 0.33 1,416.617.36
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 48.6 0.01 117.4-58.63
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 32.4 0.01 35.1-7.80
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8.6 0.00 16.2-46.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,627.5 0.32 1,702.7-4.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,688.0 0.92 4,440.95.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 741.9 0.15 924.3-19.73
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 81.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 735.0 0.14 602.621.98
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 137.2 0.03 29.3367.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,039.0 1.97 9,770.92.74
45 Cork and articles of cork 6.8 0.00 9.0-24.76
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,420.3 0.48 1,457.966.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 648.9 0.13 646.00.45
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
52 Cotton 52.7 0.01 33.856.03
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 53.7-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 58.1 0.01 38.252.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 131.8 0.03 226.4-41.77
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 99.4 0.02 146.9-32.32
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 20.9 0.00 11.286.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 47.3 0.01 39.818.83
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 18.4 0.00 62.4-70.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 662.5 0.13 931.2-28.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 461.4 0.09 647.9-28.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,736.3 0.73 5,707.9-34.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 484.2 0.10 505.8-4.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 38.8 0.01 23.664.37
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 147.1 0.03 144.02.16
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 122.8 0.02 48.7152.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,075.2 0.41 2,069.00.30
69 Ceramic products 831.3 0.16 882.9-5.85
70 Glass and glassware 906.9 0.18 863.84.99
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,718.5 1.71 9,141.9-4.63
72 Iron and steel 2,003.1 0.39 549.7264.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,357.3 0.86 3,275.933.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 735.1 0.14 350.5109.72
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12.9 0.00 48.5-73.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,722.7 0.53 2,507.38.59
78 Lead and articles thereof 78.2 0.02 490.1-84.04
79 Zinc and articles thereof 37.0 0.01 3.7889.90
80 Tin and articles thereof 809.7 0.16 153.6427.04
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 198.8 0.04 53.4272.52
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,067.1 0.21 2,752.5-61.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,141.5 0.62 1,768.477.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,795.2 4.87 17,028.045.61
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 16,496.0 3.24 11,604.442.15
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 131.5 0.03 86.951.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,733.5 2.11 8,831.021.54
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 8,422.8 1.65 5,804.445.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11,793.7 2.31 17,727.5-33.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,645.1 0.52 3,880.0-31.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 984.1 0.19 1,111.4-11.46
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 55.6 0.01 34.063.43
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 130.9 0.03 99.531.59
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 9,773.8 1.92 6,966.240.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,122.3 0.42 1,151.384.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,031.3 0.20 758.535.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 160.2 0.03 13,906.6-98.85
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 67,975.5 13.34 53,815.026.31

US Imports from Antigua and Barbuda

The major share of US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.99% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (8.16% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 11.54% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (2.85% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.10% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (11.55% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.14% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (1.86% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.10% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (3.42% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (13.92% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.6 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster (HS code 34) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 32.3 0.65 67.4-52.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10.0 0.20 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3.1 0.06 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20.9 0.42 19.38.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 39.9 0.81 134.8-70.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 48.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 1,629.2-100.00
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 0.0 0.00 168.1-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 91.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.5 0.03 25.6-94.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.5 0.07 123.9-97.20
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.8 0.12 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 25.0 0.50 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2.6 0.05 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 30.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.8-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.4 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 12.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 571.0 11.54 343.866.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.3 0.05 295.6-99.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 553.3 11.18 232.2138.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 134.0 2.71 330.9-59.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.8 0.06 17.2-83.58
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 107.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 114.7 2.32 543.1-78.87
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 252.4 5.10 509.2-50.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 22.5-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 147.8 2.99 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 34.4 0.70 316.5-89.13
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9.9 0.20 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 1.0 0.02 106.5-99.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.5 0.09 135.5-96.69
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 169.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,976.3 60.14 6,527.9-54.41
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce