US trade with Dominica in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Dominica in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Dominica

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Dominica totaled $14.0 million, up 10.10% ($1.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Dominica in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $13.8 million, up 13.47% ($1.6 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Dominica in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $0.2 million, down 64.71% ($0.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Dominica in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $13.6 million, a 17.16% increase ($2.0 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Dominica was the US 173rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 170th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total trade (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Dominica was the US 158th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 156th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0037% of US total exports (up from 0.0035% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Dominica was the US 201st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 192nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0001% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Dominica

The major share of US exports to Dominica in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.09% of US total exports to Dominica (33.96% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.03% of US total exports to Dominica (20.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.80% of US total exports to Dominica (10.95% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.97% of US total exports to Dominica (5.69% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.44% of US total exports to Dominica (1.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.77% of US total exports to Dominica (4.44% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.22% of US total exports to Dominica (1.09% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.22% of US total exports to Dominica (1.84% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Dominica in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,727.5 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $288.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $263.7 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $226.3 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $118.9 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $104.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $94.6 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 $89.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $76.5 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $67.1 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $44.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $41.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $41.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Dominica in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $518.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $289.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $257.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $228.0 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) - a decrease of $207.8 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 $193.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $113.1 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $92.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $88.4 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $77.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $76.3 thousand;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $70.5 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $65.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $64.9 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $51.8 thousand.
US exports to Dominica in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,173.7 8.50 1,106.66.07
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 65.4-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 186.3 1.35 67.5176.21
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 19.8 0.14 24.9-20.51
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3.0 0.02 521.2-99.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 14.5 0.10 7.398.15
10 Cereals 44.9 0.32 13.0245.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.0 0.03 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17.5 0.13 15.414.10
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.0 0.04 3.288.26
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 132.7 0.96 91.345.39
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11.7 0.08 16.4-28.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 90.4 0.65 166.7-45.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 64.8 0.47 57.313.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 169.8 1.23 182.0-6.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 157.2 1.14 80.794.86
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 29.6 0.21 36.7-19.35
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 226.3 1.64 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 39.1 0.28 14.4172.34
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 436.0 3.16 147.5195.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 19.0 0.14 25.1-24.19
29 Organic chemicals 33.7 0.24 10.8212.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 73.4 0.53 34.2114.76
31 Fertilizers 20.6 0.15 12.171.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 162.5 1.18 180.1-9.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 91.1 0.66 183.7-50.39
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 88.2 0.64 102.7-14.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4.6 0.03 14.9-68.87
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 11.2 0.08 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 28.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 218.7 1.58 124.176.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 648.9 4.70 385.268.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 118.9 0.86 232.0-48.76
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 70.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.7 0.03 4.3-13.12
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.8 0.02 5.3-46.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 363.6 2.63 428.5-15.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 96.1 0.70 136.4-29.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 89.1 0.64 127.9-30.35
52 Cotton 8.5 0.06 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 104.1 0.75 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.4 0.02 19.2-82.51
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.5 0.07 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 45.5 0.33 6.5598.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 45.7 0.33 3.91,071.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 53.6 0.39 61.3-12.58
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 36.1 0.26 32.710.30
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 85.2 0.62 40.8108.80
69 Ceramic products 5.6 0.04 82.7-93.19
70 Glass and glassware 27.4 0.20 17.556.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 29.9 0.22 223.8-86.63
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 51.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 105.2 0.76 136.7-23.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 9.2 0.07 24.9-63.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 136.7 0.99 225.1-39.27
79 Zinc and articles thereof 6.8 0.05 6.014.35
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 36.7 0.27 35.53.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 88.0 0.64 51.272.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,237.2 8.96 1,494.9-17.24
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 1,018.1 7.37 1,225.9-16.95
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 9.3 0.07 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,334.5 16.90 607.0284.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7.0 0.05 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 516.3 3.74 805.7-35.92
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5.8 0.04 16.3-64.39
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 34.4-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 12.9 0.09 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 305.0 2.21 215.641.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.6 0.03 9.2-60.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 63.0 0.46 291.0-78.36

US Imports from Dominica

The major share of US imports from Dominica in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 40.96% of US total imports from Dominica (16.94% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.72% of US total imports from Dominica (10.64% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.20% of US total imports from Dominica (23.15% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.10% of US total imports from Dominica (30.83% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Dominica in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $32.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Dominica in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $157.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $95.7 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) - a decrease of $45.1 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 $13.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $8.5 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - a decrease of $4.9 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.0 thousand.
US imports from Dominica in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9.9 5.10 10.1-1.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17.6 9.10 113.3-84.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9.9 5.10 167.1-94.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.3 0.16 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 79.3 40.96 92.9-14.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5.9 3.06 0.0
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 13.3 6.87 58.4-77.22
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 32.5 16.79 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce