US trade (export - import) with Dominica in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 22, 2018

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

US Trade with Dominica

In 2017, US trade with Dominica totaled $247.3 million, up 359.06% ($193.4 million) from 2016.

US exports to Dominica in 2017 totaled $245.9 million, up 381.27% ($194.8 million) from 2016.

US imports from Dominica in 2017 were $1.3 million, down 52.14% ($1.4 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Dominica in 2017 was $244.6 million, a 406.02% increase ($196.3 million) over 2016.

Dominica was the US 139th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 172nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0063% of US total trade (up from 0.0015% in 2016).

Dominica was the US 120th largest export market in 2017 (up from 158th in 2016), accounting for 0.0159% of US total exports (up from 0.0035% in 2016).

Dominica was the US 200th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 193rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2016).

US Exports to Dominica

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 66.98% of US total exports to Dominica (3.05% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.30% of US total exports to Dominica (33.80% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.62% of US total exports to Dominica (17.40% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.68% of US total exports to Dominica (12.75% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.02% of US total exports to Dominica (6.09% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.12% of US total exports to Dominica (5.28% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.67% of US total exports to Dominica (1.79% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.20% of US total exports to Dominica (3.72% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Dominica in 2017 over 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 $163,165.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $27,142.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,119.7 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,887.6 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 $1,093.7 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $823.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Dominica in 2017 over 2016 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) - a decrease of $1,403.7 thousand.
US exports to Dominica in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,094.9 1.66 4,083.40.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 72.3-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,020.6 0.41 197.4417.05
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 25.8 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 160.4 0.07 95.667.86
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 148.9 0.06 696.1-78.60
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 75.7 0.03 66.214.33
10 Cereals 134.5 0.05 53.2152.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 17.8 0.01 8.3114.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 114.7 0.05 61.486.61
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6.2 0.00 16.6-62.78
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.9 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 61.8 0.03 45.037.19
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 559.5 0.23 596.9-6.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 35.2 0.01 6.6433.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 64.5 0.03 137.7-53.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 498.6 0.20 581.8-14.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 323.9 0.13 226.443.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 685.0 0.28 906.2-24.41
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 542.4 0.22 375.244.59
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 76.5 0.03 129.8-41.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 261.4 0.11 533.6-51.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 91.2 0.04 84.57.90
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 164,636.9 66.94 1,471.911,085.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 126.5 0.05 72.774.01
29 Organic chemicals 143.5 0.06 128.711.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 341.5 0.14 217.656.93
31 Fertilizers 50.5 0.02 76.9-34.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 539.2 0.22 566.7-4.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 599.7 0.24 574.34.41
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 229.9 0.09 356.5-35.53
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 33.3 0.01 82.3-59.53
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 13.9 0.01 55.0-74.73
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.7 0.00 57.7-93.59
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,446.4 0.59 942.053.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,579.6 1.05 2,571.30.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 471.9 0.19 811.5-41.84
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6.9 0.00 70.5-90.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 106.7 0.04 43.0147.88
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 7.0 0.00 17.8-60.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,274.9 1.74 2,387.379.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 499.7 0.20 403.023.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 202.3 0.08 324.3-37.62
52 Cotton 8.5 0.00 2.6229.07
54 Man-made filaments 13.6 0.01 2.7406.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 313.5 0.13 111.4181.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 33.8 0.01 9.1269.89
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 57.4-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 29.4 0.01 42.8-31.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 19.0 0.01 33.2-42.75
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 65.5 0.03 2.92,157.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 31.7 0.01 27.515.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 83.4 0.03 81.42.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 619.8 0.25 147.1321.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 325.1 0.13 306.76.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.1 0.00 2.9176.07
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.3 0.00 5.13.51
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 89.6 0.04 83.86.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 327.8 0.13 563.7-41.85
69 Ceramic products 112.7 0.05 182.8-38.32
70 Glass and glassware 184.7 0.08 129.642.54
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 498.5 0.20 1,902.2-73.80
72 Iron and steel 36.8 0.01 163.8-77.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,350.3 0.55 1,055.427.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 70.1 0.03 105.4-33.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16.8 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 697.5 0.28 663.35.15
78 Lead and articles thereof 15.4 0.01 6.0158.20
79 Zinc and articles thereof 14.0 0.01 38.4-63.52
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.4 0.00 21.0-69.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 194.2 0.08 230.8-15.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 357.2 0.15 398.7-10.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,070.6 2.87 7,074.4-0.05
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 6,486.8 2.64 5,393.120.28
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 0.00 31.9-70.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,631.8 1.88 2,512.184.38
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 70.1 0.03 35.298.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 153.3 0.06 49.6209.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,997.1 0.81 2,175.8-8.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 23.2 0.01 37.9-38.97
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 65.1 0.03 12.5418.90
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 1,901.4 0.77 1,258.751.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 104.0 0.04 126.9-18.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 274.7 0.11 595.3-53.85
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 32,310.7 13.14 5,168.3525.17

US Imports from Dominica

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 32.59% of US total imports from Dominica (36.52% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 15.18% of US total imports from Dominica (14.14% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.44% of US total imports from Dominica (7.02% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.29% of US total imports from Dominica (11.54% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.14% of US total imports from Dominica (0.68% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Dominica (1.42% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Dominica in 2017 over 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;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $28.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $24.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4.6 thousand.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $409.0 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $344.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $202.1 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 $189.8 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 $138.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $89.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $59.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $50.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $33.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $9.9 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 $8.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $8.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $6.3 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.
US imports from Dominica in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 85.7 6.49 60.840.97
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
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 2.39 120.7-73.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7.4 0.56 3.6106.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 81.2 6.14 18.9329.50
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 28.3 2.14 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 354.9 26.86 557.0-36.28
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 8.7-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 45.8 3.46 390.5-88.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.5 0.12 51.9-97.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.6 0.35 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.3 0.02 2.6-88.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 200.5 15.18 390.3-48.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 33.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 32.6 2.47 30.66.54
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 38.3 2.90 176.3-78.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 51.8 3.92 111.5-53.55
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 2.3 0.17 1.1116.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.3 0.18 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 9.9-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 351.9 26.64 760.9-53.75
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce