US trade with Dominica in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 19, 2017

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

US Trade with Dominica

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Dominica totaled $34.1 million, up 41.52% ($10.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Dominica in the first half of 2017 totaled $33.4 million, up 46.92% ($10.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Dominica in the first half of 2017 were $0.6 million, down 51.52% ($0.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Dominica in the first half of 2017 was $32.8 million, a 52.99% increase ($11.4 million) over the first half of 2016.

Dominica was the US 171st largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 172nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total trade (up from 0.0013% in the first half of 2016).

Dominica was the US 152nd largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 160th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0044% of US total exports (up from 0.0032% in the first half of 2016).

Dominica was the US 200th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 192nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Dominica

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.68% of US total exports to Dominica (33.56% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.86% of US total exports to Dominica (1.99% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.91% of US total exports to Dominica (20.72% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.25% of US total exports to Dominica (11.35% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.43% of US total exports to Dominica (6.51% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.87% of US total exports to Dominica (5.38% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.08% of US total exports to Dominica (1.50% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.19% of US total exports to Dominica (1.17% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Dominica in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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 $7,862.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,220.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $624.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $395.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $354.7 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $257.4 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $253.1 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $207.0 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 $173.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $113.8 thousand.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $644.6 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $467.0 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $344.3 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) - a decrease of $276.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $257.2 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 $204.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $183.8 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $155.2 thousand.
US exports to Dominica in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,973.1 5.90 2,317.4-14.86
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 383.4 1.15 130.3194.17
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 35.6 0.11 27.728.55
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 99.4 0.30 566.3-82.46
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 33.1 0.10 39.7-16.67
10 Cereals 65.4 0.20 23.2182.08
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10.8 0.03 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 56.8 0.17 26.6113.74
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6.2 0.02 16.6-62.78
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.9 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 30.3 0.09 23.131.01
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 291.2 0.87 295.7-1.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21.9 0.07 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 57.5 0.17 102.0-43.63
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 233.5 0.70 280.2-16.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 122.1 0.37 128.4-4.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 395.3 1.18 442.0-10.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 179.7 0.54 168.26.80
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 52.6 0.16 56.3-6.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 261.4 0.78 4.06,422.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 52.9 0.16 57.9-8.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,256.1 24.70 393.81,996.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 89.3 0.27 43.7104.51
29 Organic chemicals 60.1 0.18 40.548.27
30 Pharmaceutical products 123.7 0.37 66.187.22
31 Fertilizers 36.5 0.11 39.8-8.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 266.2 0.80 244.29.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 230.3 0.69 253.1-9.01
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 132.3 0.40 212.4-37.69
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15.6 0.05 18.8-16.95
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 13.9 0.04 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 28.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 836.2 2.50 211.7295.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,322.2 3.96 967.536.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 299.9 0.90 455.1-34.10
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) 43.4 0.13 4.3913.82
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.8 0.01 17.8-84.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,482.5 4.44 1,086.936.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 208.6 0.62 224.6-7.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 124.1 0.37 169.9-26.97
52 Cotton 8.5 0.03 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 13.6 0.04 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 210.6 0.63 3.65,698.02
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.4 0.01 5.8-25.01
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 27.0-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 29.4 0.09 35.8-18.01
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11.4 0.03 19.2-40.76
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 31.7 0.09 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 51.9 0.16 26.198.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 63.0 0.19 31.699.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 220.7 0.66 136.461.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 50.3 0.15 44.413.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 130.3 0.39 119.68.99
69 Ceramic products 40.5 0.12 93.9-56.84
70 Glass and glassware 103.6 0.31 82.525.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 62.1 0.19 267.0-76.74
72 Iron and steel 18.7 0.06 74.3-74.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 499.0 1.49 385.229.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 34.9 0.10 37.5-6.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 175.5 0.53 432.7-59.44
78 Lead and articles thereof 15.4 0.05 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 10.5 0.03 35.6-70.47
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 18.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 60.5 0.18 56.08.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 146.0 0.44 170.7-14.46
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,433.1 7.28 3,077.7-20.95
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 2,188.6 6.55 2,465.1-11.22
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 0.03 23.6-60.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,101.3 9.28 881.2251.93
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3.6 0.01 8.7-57.87
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7.0 0.02 49.6-85.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,172.3 3.51 1,128.33.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15.6 0.05 23.5-33.66
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 0.04 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 670.7 2.01 497.234.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16.1 0.05 35.2-54.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 151.0 0.45 334.8-54.89

US Imports from Dominica

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 29.23% of US total imports from Dominica (20.51% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 21.50% of US total imports from Dominica (14.79% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.82% of US total imports from Dominica (10.90% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.68% of US total imports from Dominica (5.48% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.67% of US total imports from Dominica (1.43% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Dominica (2.49% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $62.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $51.8 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $21.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5.9 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3.8 thousand.

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

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $81.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $79.4 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 $57.7 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 $48.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $33.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $8.5 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $6.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $5.1 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - a decrease of $4.9 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) - a decrease of $2.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.0 thousand.
US imports from Dominica in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 43.1 6.72 22.095.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 31.6 4.93 113.3-72.09
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7.4 1.16 3.6106.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 81.2 12.67 18.9329.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 187.3 29.23 266.7-29.79
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 2.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.7 0.26 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.3 0.05 0.9-64.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 137.8 21.50 195.4-29.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 33.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5.9 0.92 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 23.5 3.67 72.4-67.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 51.8 8.09 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
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 1.2 0.19 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce