US trade with Antigua and Barbuda in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 11, 2018

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

US Trade with Antigua and Barbuda

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Antigua and Barbuda totaled $292.2 million, up 44.45% ($89.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $281.7 million, up 49.91% ($93.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in the first nine months of 2017 were $10.6 million, down 26.67% ($3.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Antigua and Barbuda in the first nine months of 2017 was $271.1 million, a 56.27% increase ($97.6 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Antigua and Barbuda was the US 120th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 130th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0100% of US total trade (up from 0.0077% in the first nine months of 2016).

Antigua and Barbuda was the US 103rd largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 115th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0247% of US total exports (up from 0.0178% in the first nine months of 2016).

Antigua and Barbuda was the US 163rd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 153rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (down from 0.0009% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Antigua and Barbuda

The major share of US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 50.10% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (30.44% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.05% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (22.99% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.51% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (10.48% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.17% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (5.88% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.18% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (4.22% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.96% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (3.86% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.37% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (2.01% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.14% of US total exports to Antigua and Barbuda (2.10% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $84.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $13.0 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $2.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Antigua and Barbuda in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 78.4 0.03 18.9315.86
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,522.6 2.32 5,586.716.75
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,219.4 0.43 562.6116.75
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,201.0 0.43 1,106.28.57
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15.7 0.01 26.7-41.38
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 417.8 0.15 416.10.42
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 562.0 0.20 603.8-6.92
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 364.2 0.13 413.1-11.86
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 162.5 0.06 201.8-19.49
10 Cereals 95.3 0.03 145.6-34.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 292.5 0.10 98.3197.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24.8 0.01 35.4-29.98
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2.7 0.00 8.1-67.23
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 32.5 0.01 3.9724.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 320.5 0.11 367.1-12.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,117.8 0.40 988.913.04
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 203.5 0.07 136.249.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 278.9 0.10 227.122.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,025.3 0.72 1,768.014.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 792.2 0.28 1,210.2-34.54
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,034.6 0.72 2,077.6-2.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,221.4 0.79 2,551.7-12.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,034.1 0.37 1,053.7-1.86
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 140.1 0.05 79.675.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 206.1 0.07 243.4-15.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 140,910.9 50.03 56,947.1147.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 225.4 0.08 235.5-4.31
29 Organic chemicals 131.6 0.05 206.4-36.21
30 Pharmaceutical products 450.3 0.16 645.7-30.27
31 Fertilizers 36.8 0.01 33.111.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,569.5 0.91 1,768.945.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,731.8 0.61 2,130.2-18.70
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 1,000.3 0.36 1,053.7-5.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 87.3 0.03 40.9113.15
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 17.5 0.01 42.4-58.79
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4.7 0.00 7.2-34.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,254.5 0.45 1,827.7-31.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,583.2 1.27 2,413.348.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 641.5 0.23 650.6-1.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 258.4 0.09 171.950.34
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 29.3 0.01 57.7-49.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,789.5 2.41 5,773.217.60
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,032.6 0.37 968.66.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 501.5 0.18 501.9-0.09
50 Silk 4.0 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 33.8 0.01 35.3-4.21
54 Man-made filaments 53.7 0.02 29.681.19
55 Man-made staple fibers 15.3 0.01 38.8-60.56
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 110.5 0.04 214.5-48.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 83.7 0.03 85.2-1.81
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.3 0.00 25.3-87.04
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 22.9 0.01 47.0-51.32
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 30.2 0.01 46.0-34.30
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 693.3 0.25 467.148.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 407.4 0.14 492.9-17.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,314.0 0.47 1,944.7-32.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 366.9 0.13 330.610.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 14.2 0.01 67.9-79.16
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 41.6 0.01 54.3-23.42
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8.4 0.00 64.3-86.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,706.2 0.61 947.080.17
69 Ceramic products 432.8 0.15 710.1-39.05
70 Glass and glassware 464.7 0.16 521.0-10.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,844.8 1.37 3,770.11.98
72 Iron and steel 476.7 0.17 715.6-33.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,207.0 0.78 3,590.7-38.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 270.0 0.10 193.039.92
75 Nickel and articles thereof 46.0 0.02 26.772.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,850.9 0.66 1,763.04.99
78 Lead and articles thereof 425.8 0.15 29.11,361.72
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.7 0.00 12.8-70.67
80 Tin and articles thereof 153.6 0.05 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 53.4 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,307.9 0.82 858.7168.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,156.8 0.41 732.557.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,834.3 4.56 15,440.9-16.88
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 7,409.0 2.63 10,247.5-27.70
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 73.6 0.03 16.9335.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,442.6 2.29 6,056.26.38
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,355.7 1.55 5,333.7-18.34
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,733.7 0.97 3,456.9-20.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,902.2 1.03 2,634.210.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 503.2 0.18 847.2-40.60
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14.8 0.01 2.7446.54
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 99.5 0.04 22.4343.86
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 4,629.3 1.64 4,893.5-5.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 537.2 0.19 621.7-13.60
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 570.9 0.20 644.2-11.38
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 47.1 0.02 161.7-70.87
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 37,273.0 13.23 24,271.653.57

US Imports from Antigua and Barbuda

The major share of US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.88% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.44% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (0.87% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.25% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (0.62% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.74% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (1.70% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.26% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (0.02% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.27% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (2.97% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.19% of US total imports from Antigua and Barbuda (2.00% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $1.6 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 $0.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7.0 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Antigua and Barbuda in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 55.9 0.53 228.7-75.54
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 166.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8.4 0.08 23.2-63.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 70.0 0.66 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 48.5 0.46 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,629.2 15.42 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.5 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 91.1 0.86 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21.0 0.20 3.1582.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 122.9 1.16 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1.0 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30.7 0.29 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17.8 0.17 53.0-66.36
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.8 0.02 0.3452.92
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.3 0.00 75.4-99.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 142.1-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 13.1 0.12 17.7-26.17
70 Glass and glassware 12.6 0.12 45.3-72.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 289.1 2.74 244.718.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 219.6 2.08 3.75,883.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 115.4 1.09 22.3416.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 306.7 2.90 58.5424.76
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17.2 0.16 4.8261.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 107.2 1.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 345.6 3.27 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 439.6 4.16 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22.5 0.21 6.9224.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 295.5 2.80 119.0148.27
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 103.6 0.98 27.8272.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 77.7 0.74 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.1 0.05 30.2-83.21
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,095.1 57.68 13,111.6-53.51
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce