US trade (export - import) with Dominica in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 27, 2019

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

US Trade with Dominica

In 2018, US trade with Dominica totaled $594.0 million, up 140.25% ($346.8 million) from 2017.

US exports to Dominica in 2018 totaled $592.7 million, up 140.97% ($346.7 million) from 2017.

US imports from Dominica in 2018 totaled $1.4 million, up 5.64% ($0.1 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Dominica in 2018 was $591.3 million, a 141.70% increase ($346.6 million) over 2017.

Dominica was the US 116th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 139th in 2017), accounting for 0.0139% of US total trade (up from 0.0063% in 2017).

Dominica was the US 94th largest export market in 2018 (up from 120th in 2017), accounting for 0.0356% of US total exports (up from 0.0159% in 2017).

Dominica was the US 199th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 200th in 2017), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2017).

US Exports to Dominica

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 77.23% of US total exports to Dominica (66.98% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.76% of US total exports to Dominica (8.30% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.82% of US total exports to Dominica (3.62% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.34% of US total exports to Dominica (2.02% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.62% of US total exports to Dominica (2.68% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.62% of US total exports to Dominica (1.12% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Dominica 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 $292,811.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,834.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $8,825.3 thousand;
  • 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 $7,068.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5,383.7 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $5,281.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,287.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,725.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,696.2 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,160.4 thousand;
  • 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 $2,081.7 thousand.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US exports to Dominica 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,181.7 0.71 4,094.92.12
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 12.1 0.00 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,238.3 0.21 1,020.621.33
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.8 0.00 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 187.3 0.03 25.8626.46
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 176.6 0.03 160.410.12
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 194.7 0.03 148.930.76
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 70.3 0.01 75.7-7.13
10 Cereals 60.5 0.01 134.5-55.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16.3 0.00 17.8-8.39
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 64.8 0.01 114.7-43.45
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 7.4 0.00 5.924.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,222.1 0.37 61.83,498.28
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 438.3 0.07 559.5-21.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 71.4 0.01 35.2102.95
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 124.3 0.02 64.592.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 544.4 0.09 498.69.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 514.0 0.09 323.958.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 696.1 0.12 685.01.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 494.7 0.08 542.4-8.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,358.2 0.90 76.56,905.42
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9.0 0.00 261.4-96.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 256.0 0.04 91.2180.86
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 457,448.6 77.19 164,636.9177.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 87.8 0.01 126.5-30.54
29 Organic chemicals 163.6 0.03 143.513.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 426.2 0.07 341.524.80
31 Fertilizers 20.0 0.00 50.5-60.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 901.1 0.15 539.267.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 583.4 0.10 599.7-2.71
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 351.0 0.06 229.952.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 71.4 0.01 33.3114.31
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7.9 0.00 13.9-42.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 729.6 0.12 1,446.4-49.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,304.6 0.90 2,579.6105.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 964.2 0.16 471.9104.31
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 231.7 0.04 106.7117.22
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,100.2 2.21 4,274.9206.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 537.6 0.09 499.77.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 230.3 0.04 202.313.85
52 Cotton 10.9 0.00 8.528.38
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4.1 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 61.4 0.01 13.6350.20
55 Man-made staple fibers 161.5 0.03 313.5-48.48
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 65.4 0.01 33.893.65
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 70.8 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17.1 0.00 29.4-41.63
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 40.2 0.01 19.0111.10
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 15.2 0.00 65.5-76.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 51.5 0.01 31.762.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 64.3 0.01 83.4-22.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 251.5 0.04 619.8-59.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 268.1 0.05 325.1-17.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.5 0.00 8.1-43.69
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.0 0.00 5.3-5.46
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 179.7 0.03 89.6100.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 604.7 0.10 327.884.47
69 Ceramic products 313.3 0.05 112.7177.93
70 Glass and glassware 333.1 0.06 184.780.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 168.6 0.03 498.5-66.17
72 Iron and steel 260.1 0.04 36.8606.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,046.6 0.68 1,350.3199.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 671.5 0.11 70.1857.79
75 Nickel and articles thereof 366.9 0.06 16.82,086.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,629.2 0.27 697.5133.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5.2 0.00 14.0-62.64
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 17.0 0.00 6.4166.82
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,196.7 0.20 194.2516.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,400.9 0.24 357.2292.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,905.4 2.68 7,070.6124.95
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 13,555.4 2.29 6,486.8108.97
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 68.6 0.01 9.3641.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,695.1 0.62 4,631.8-20.22
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 525.9 0.09 70.1650.56
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 46.0 0.01 153.3-69.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,284.7 1.06 1,997.1214.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 50.5 0.01 23.2118.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17.0 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 77.2 0.01 65.118.61
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 3,983.1 0.67 1,901.4109.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 222.1 0.04 104.0113.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 127.3 0.02 274.7-53.68
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 14.5 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 37,694.4 6.36 32,310.716.66

US Imports from Dominica

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.14% of US total imports from Dominica (9.29% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.19% of US total imports from Dominica (9.44% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.94% of US total imports from Dominica (15.18% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.72% of US total imports from Dominica (32.59% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Dominica (6.14% in 2017).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $431.5 thousand;
  • 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 $202.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $91.7 thousand;
  • 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 $39.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $35.7 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $23.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $14.2 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $8.4 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $8.3 thousand;
  • 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) - an increase of $7.1 thousand.

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $339.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $141.0 thousand;
  • 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) - a decrease of $103.8 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $81.2 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $45.8 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $39.4 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $28.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $8.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $4.6 thousand.
US imports from Dominica 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 46.4 3.32 85.7-45.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 23.3 1.67 31.6-26.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 30.7 2.20 7.4312.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 81.2-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 28.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15.1 1.08 354.9-95.73
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 7.1 0.51 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 45.8-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15.8 1.13 1.5919.88
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8.7 0.62 0.32,781.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 96.8 6.94 200.5-51.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.5 0.25 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8.3 0.59 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 464.1 33.26 32.61,322.27
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 78.1 5.60 38.3104.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 143.5 10.28 51.8176.94
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 204.5 14.66 2.38,769.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.2 0.23 2.336.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35.7 2.55 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 210.9 15.11 351.9-40.07
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce