Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda ranked No. 117 in total trade value through June with a total of $170.89 million. Exports totaled $168.86 million and Imports totaled $2.03 million, a surplus of $166.84 million.

U.S. trade with Antigua and Barbuda rose to $170.89 million through June

Antigua and Barbuda’s trade with the United States rose to $170.89 million through the first six months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 31.99 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Antigua and Barbuda decreased 31.01 percent while U.S. imports from Antigua and Barbuda fell 68.76 percent. The U.S. surplus with Antigua and Barbuda was $166.84 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Port Arthur, Texas; No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas; No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla.; and No. 5 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.; No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 3 Port of Beaumont, Texas; No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. and No. 5 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 75.73 percent of Antigua and Barbuda’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 287.76 percent to $49.01 million.
    Exports rose 287.76 percent to $49.01 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 33.67 percent to $22.77 million.
    Exports fell 33.67 percent to $22.77 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas totaled $22.54 million.
    Exports totaled $22.54 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 16.78 percent to $20.38 million.
    Exports fell 10.29 percent to $20.16 million. Imports fell 88.82 percent to $225,908.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. fell 31.57 percent to $14.72 million.
    Exports fell 31.08 percent to $14.62 million. Imports fell 67.79 percent to $93,337.

Antigua and Barbuda ranked No. 117 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 119.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.77 trillion, down 57.4 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 58.23 percent to $687.16 billion; imports dropped 56.85 percent to $1.08 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $391.01 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Antigua and Barbuda by value through June were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Cell phones, related equipment; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Motorboats and yachts, respectively. They accounted for 66.08 percent of total exports to Antigua and Barbuda.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Antigua and Barbuda –– Returned exports, without change; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; Miscellaneous machines, parts; Shrimp, other crustaceans; and Copper waste and scrap –– accounted for 68.12 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Antigua and Barbuda:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 35.58 percent compared to last year to $81.14 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 33.67 percent compared to last year to $22.77 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 0.88 percent compared to last year to $2.73 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 42.49 percent compared to last year to $2.54 million.
  • Motorboats and yachts fell 30.4 percent compared to last year to $2.4 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Antigua and Barbuda:

  • Returned exports, without change fell 88.99 percent compared to last year to $461,280.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork rose 831.72 percent compared to last year to $442,569.
  • Miscellaneous machines, parts totaled $200,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans rose 1636.15 percent compared to last year to $180,560.
  • Copper waste and scrap fell 46.98 percent compared to last year to $98,337.

In the latest annual figures available, Antigua and Barbuda recorded $488.82 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Antigua and Barbuda were $ 478.08 million and imports from Antigua and Barbuda were $10.74 million. The U.S. surplus with Antigua and Barbuda was $467.34 million.