US trade (export - import) with Dominica in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 28, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Dominica in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Dominica

In 2016, US trade with Dominica was $53.9 million, down 21.93% ($15.1 million) from 2015.

US exports to Dominica in 2016 were $51.1 million, down 24.03% ($16.2 million) from 2015.

US imports from Dominica in 2016 totaled $2.8 million, up 59.94% ($1.0 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Dominica in 2016 was $48.3 million, a 26.24% decrease ($17.2 million) over 2015.

Dominica was the US 172nd largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 171st in 2015), accounting for 0.0015% of US total trade (down from 0.0018% in 2015).

Dominica was the US 158th largest export market in 2016 (down from 153rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0035% of US total exports (down from 0.0045% in 2015).

Dominica was the US 193rd largest supplier in 2016 (up from 199th in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to Dominica

The major share of US exports to Dominica in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.80% of US total exports to Dominica (32.72% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.40% of US total exports to Dominica (18.07% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.75% of US total exports to Dominica (8.31% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.09% of US total exports to Dominica (4.03% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.28% of US total exports to Dominica (3.81% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.72% of US total exports to Dominica (0.57% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.05% of US total exports to Dominica (2.02% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.79% of US total exports to Dominica (1.37% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Dominica in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $1,521.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $850.6 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $516.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $476.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $313.3 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $299.3 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $271.3 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $238.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Dominica in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7,138.5 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 $2,868.5 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $2,643.2 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,611.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,549.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $1,457.6 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $281.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $278.0 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $276.4 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $254.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $241.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $216.8 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $212.0 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) - a decrease of $205.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $180.7 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $172.7 thousand.
US exports to Dominica in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,083.4 7.99 4,295.4-4.94
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 72.3 0.14 348.7-79.26
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 197.4 0.39 329.7-40.13
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 95.6 0.19 77.822.87
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 696.1 1.36 950.7-26.78
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 66.2 0.13 75.6-12.41
10 Cereals 53.2 0.10 75.9-29.87
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8.3 0.02 40.1-79.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 61.4 0.12 59.04.23
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16.6 0.03 11.445.80
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 45.0 0.09 2,656.3-98.31
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 596.9 1.17 449.432.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6.6 0.01 62.9-89.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 137.7 0.27 202.6-32.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 581.8 1.14 538.97.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 226.4 0.44 443.2-48.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 906.2 1.77 807.612.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 375.2 0.73 547.9-31.53
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 129.8 0.25 151.1-14.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 533.6 1.04 17.32,981.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 84.5 0.17 188.8-55.26
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,471.9 2.88 1,172.525.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 72.7 0.14 354.1-79.48
29 Organic chemicals 128.7 0.25 113.813.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 217.6 0.43 278.6-21.89
31 Fertilizers 76.9 0.15 71.27.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 566.7 1.11 718.0-21.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 574.3 1.12 816.0-29.61
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 356.5 0.70 364.8-2.26
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 82.3 0.16 22.6264.90
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 55.0 0.11 32.071.77
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 57.7 0.11 59.7-3.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 942.0 1.84 465.8102.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,571.3 5.03 1,720.749.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 811.5 1.59 573.241.56
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 70.5 0.14 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 43.0 0.08 89.9-52.11
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 17.8 0.03 86.1-79.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,387.3 4.67 2,074.015.10
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 403.0 0.79 359.212.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 324.3 0.63 276.417.31
52 Cotton 2.6 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 2.7 0.01 15.0-82.05
55 Man-made staple fibers 111.4 0.22 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9.1 0.02 48.6-81.22
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 57.4 0.11 7.2702.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 42.8 0.08 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 33.2 0.07 12.8158.88
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.9 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 27.5 0.05 28.0-1.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 81.4 0.16 58.838.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 147.1 0.29 327.8-55.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 306.7 0.60 325.1-5.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.9 0.01 9.1-67.96
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.1 0.01 14.3-64.42
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 83.8 0.16 77.67.99
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 563.7 1.10 292.492.77
69 Ceramic products 182.8 0.36 193.2-5.39
70 Glass and glassware 129.6 0.25 138.0-6.05
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,902.2 3.72 381.2399.06
72 Iron and steel 163.8 0.32 49.9228.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,055.4 2.07 1,033.02.17
74 Copper and articles thereof 105.4 0.21 175.0-39.78
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 663.3 1.30 716.7-7.44
78 Lead and articles thereof 6.0 0.01 31.5-81.05
79 Zinc and articles thereof 38.4 0.08 4.2821.57
80 Tin and articles thereof 14.5 0.03 3.4319.08
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 21.0 0.04 60.2-65.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 230.8 0.45 201.814.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 398.7 0.78 278.842.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,074.4 13.84 7,352.5-3.78
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 5,393.1 10.55 8,261.6-34.72
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 31.9 0.06 30.06.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,512.1 4.92 2,512.2-0.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 35.2 0.07 16.6111.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 49.6 0.10 111.3-55.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,175.8 4.26 3,725.5-41.60
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 37.9 0.07 116.3-67.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 34.4 0.07 15.7118.82
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 12.5 0.02 43.9-71.41
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 1,258.7 2.46 1,464.4-14.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 126.9 0.25 2,770.2-95.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 595.3 1.16 2,052.9-71.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,168.3 10.11 12,306.8-58.00

US Imports from Dominica

The major share of US imports from Dominica in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 36.52% of US total imports from Dominica (38.57% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 14.14% of US total imports from Dominica (21.44% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.54% of US total imports from Dominica (7.11% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.02% of US total imports from Dominica (7.56% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.42% of US total imports from Dominica (0.16% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Dominica in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $390.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $382.9 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 $123.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $116.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $94.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $51.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $33.0 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) - an increase of $20.4 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $18.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Dominica in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $100.6 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $62.5 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) - a decrease of $36.6 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $16.1 thousand.
US imports from Dominica in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 60.8 2.20 123.3-50.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3.5 0.13 2.825.63
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5.1 0.18 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 120.7 4.37 4.42,625.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3.6 0.13 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18.9 0.68 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 557.0 20.18 556.30.12
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 8.7 0.32 109.3-92.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 390.5 14.15 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 51.9 1.88 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.0 0.14 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.6 0.09 0.4501.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 390.3 14.14 370.05.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 33.0 1.19 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6.3 0.23 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30.6 1.11 36.2-15.34
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 176.3 6.39 53.3230.61
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 0.0 0.00 16.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 111.5 4.04 17.1554.03
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.9 0.18 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 1.1 0.04 37.7-97.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8.5 0.31 12.6-32.87
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.9 0.36 5.097.40
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 760.9 27.56 378.0101.30
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce