US trade with Antigua and Barbuda in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 11, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Antigua and Barbuda in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Antigua and Barbuda

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Antigua and Barbuda totaled $145.1 million, up 87.87% ($67.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $143.7 million, up 93.84% ($69.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $1.5 million, down 52.88% ($1.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Antigua and Barbuda in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $142.2 million, a 100.34% increase ($71.2 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Antigua and Barbuda was the US 115th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 134th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0139% of US total trade (up from 0.0080% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Antigua and Barbuda was the US 93rd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 112th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0352% of US total exports (up from 0.0196% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Antigua and Barbuda was the US 177th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 160th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0005% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Antigua and Barbuda

The major share of US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 33.60% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (29.30% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.64% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (18.76% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.83% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (11.77% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.77% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (1.93% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.69% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (4.46% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.97% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (4.80% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.48% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (2.66% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.09% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (5.07% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter 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 $26.6 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $13.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $13.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $3.7 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 $2.0 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.9 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 $0.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.6 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 $0.6 million.
US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 4.4 0.00 3.526.29
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,628.1 2.53 3,174.814.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 471.5 0.33 300.856.74
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 414.7 0.29 478.7-13.36
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.0 0.00 8.6-65.48
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 306.7 0.21 152.9100.59
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 443.5 0.31 214.4106.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 189.9 0.13 155.721.96
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 83.5 0.06 107.1-22.03
10 Cereals 49.3 0.03 54.0-8.64
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 71.1 0.05 73.2-2.88
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13.7 0.01 39.2-65.03
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2.9 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 76.8 0.05 94.2-18.50
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 445.3 0.31 323.937.49
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 33.5 0.02 74.8-55.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 136.6 0.10 84.761.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 623.5 0.43 711.3-12.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 407.0 0.28 515.7-21.07
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 899.2 0.63 776.815.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,084.1 0.75 1,050.83.16
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 329.0 0.23 289.113.78
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 99.7 0.07 38.2161.22
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 83.1 0.06 83.9-0.93
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 48,191.4 33.54 21,628.3122.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 118.4 0.08 110.17.56
29 Organic chemicals 37.5 0.03 20.384.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 276.8 0.19 175.357.88
31 Fertilizers 3.2 0.00 7.7-58.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 582.1 0.41 488.719.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,191.3 0.83 948.725.57
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 416.3 0.29 392.66.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 30.1 0.02 16.780.86
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 17.6 0.01 15.811.71
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 11.5 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 448.3 0.31 388.915.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 857.8 0.60 843.61.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 282.7 0.20 145.993.81
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 81.7 0.06 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 344.1 0.24 58.1492.09
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,981.5 2.08 1,392.4114.12
45 Cork and articles of cork 9.0 0.01 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 425.3 0.30 444.4-4.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 144.5 0.10 129.611.45
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 17.1-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 22.9 0.02 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 115.9 0.08 24.3377.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 63.2 0.04 52.220.98
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7.9 0.01 2.6201.10
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16.9 0.01 5.6200.62
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 32.2 0.02 18.871.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 237.9 0.17 205.016.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 240.5 0.17 182.331.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,393.9 3.06 662.3563.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 138.9 0.10 221.6-37.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9.5 0.01 9.14.49
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 102.4 0.07 7.01,358.22
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 40.3 0.03 25.259.84
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 362.7 0.25 321.412.86
69 Ceramic products 450.1 0.31 275.463.45
70 Glass and glassware 399.1 0.28 211.588.72
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,297.1 3.69 3,304.160.32
72 Iron and steel 73.0 0.05 60.919.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,068.9 0.74 1,815.4-41.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 80.5 0.06 64.824.29
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.5 0.00 12.3-79.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 656.4 0.46 858.3-23.53
78 Lead and articles thereof 64.3 0.04 13.9364.18
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 444.6 0.31 573.6-22.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 611.6 0.43 324.388.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,193.8 2.92 4,520.2-7.22
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 4,195.4 2.92 3,514.319.38
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 13.3 0.01 19.2-31.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,388.4 1.66 1,438.965.99
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,448.7 1.01 2,444.0-40.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 14,993.8 10.44 1,181.91,168.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 977.8 0.68 784.024.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 608.2 0.42 627.0-3.01
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 19.3 0.01 14.829.99
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 101.2-100.00
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 2,336.8 1.63 2,890.9-19.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 614.2 0.43 1,261.8-51.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 187.6 0.13 186.30.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13,859.5 9.65 24.656,179.83
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 16,542.1 11.51 9,776.969.20

US Imports from Antigua and Barbuda

The major share of US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.45% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (2.83% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.65% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (0.20% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.73% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (1.59% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.08% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (2.59% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.69% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (2.01% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.0 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 $0.0 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.3 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 $0.0 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $0.0 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) - 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.
US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 32.6-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 11.5 0.77 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2.8 0.19 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10.9 0.74 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 64.8 4.38 48.932.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
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 168.1 11.35 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4.6 0.31 0.8517.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.9 0.06 49.3-98.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 54.6 3.69 63.1-13.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 76.0 5.13 6.21,124.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 116.8 7.89 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24.1 1.63 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 197.5 13.34 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 69.6 4.70 56.922.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21.0 1.42 24.6-14.69
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 2.9 0.20 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 57.7 3.90 134.0-56.92
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 164.3 11.09 3.15,242.54
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 432.8 29.22 2,710.1-84.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce