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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda ranked No. 122 in total trade value through October with a total of $407.66 million. Exports totaled $404.09 million and Imports totaled $3.57 million, a surplus of $400.52 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $407.66 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $161,848,719
2Low-Valued Imports and Exports $53,137,107
3Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $34,176,891
4Port Miami $33,740,274
5Port Everglades, Fla. $31,911,875
6Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $21,978,768
7Miami International Airport $17,461,791
8Port of New Orleans $15,763,162
9Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $7,308,664
10Port of Houston $6,421,125

U.S. trade with Antigua and Barbuda rose to $407.66 million through October

Antigua and Barbuda’s trade with the United States rose to $407.66 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 24.08 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Antigua and Barbuda’s exports increased 27.25 percent while imports fell 67.53 percent. The U.S. surplus with Antigua and Barbuda was $400.52 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.; No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 3 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.; No. 4 Port Miami; and No. 5 Port Everglades, 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 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands No. 4 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. and No. 5 Port Everglades, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 77.22 percent of Antigua and Barbuda’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. rose 48.31 percent to $161.85 million.
    Exports rose 48.31 percent to $161.85 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 27.03 percent to $53.14 million.
    Exports rose 27.03 percent to $53.14 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 15.55 percent to $34.18 million.
    Exports rose 21.63 percent to $34.07 million. Imports fell 92.9 percent to $111,412.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port Miami rose 38.84 percent to $33.74 million.
    Exports rose 41.19 percent to $33.46 million. Imports fell 53.25 percent to $283,135.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 8.17 percent to $31.91 million.
    Exports rose 7.02 percent to $31.26 million. Imports rose 125.09 percent to $648,781.

Antigua and Barbuda ranked No. 122 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 122.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Antigua and Barbuda by value through October were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Civilian aircraft, parts; Motorboats and yachts; and Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic, respectively. They accounted for 68.08 percent of total exports to Antigua and Barbuda.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Antigua and Barbuda –– Value added to a returned import; Copper waste and scrap; Salvage; Aluminum waste and scrap; and Battery waste, scrap, misc. electrical machinery p –– accounted for 84.42 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 30.24 percent compared to last year to $204.47 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 27.03 percent compared to last year to $53.14 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 41.18 percent compared to last year to $6.54 million.
  • Motorboats and yachts rose 129.07 percent compared to last year to $6.31 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic fell 4.71 percent compared to last year to $4.65 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import fell 61.1 percent compared to last year to $2.21 million.
  • Copper waste and scrap rose 228.1 percent compared to last year to $436,902.
  • Salvage fell 51.25 percent compared to last year to $173,693.
  • Aluminum waste and scrap rose 121.56 percent compared to last year to $98,288.
  • Battery waste, scrap, misc. electrical machinery p rose 111.81 percent compared to last year to $93,591.

In the latest annual figures available, Antigua and Barbuda recorded $437.09 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New Orleans; Miami; Low Value Shipments; U.S. Virgin Islands; and New York City. Total U.S. exports to Antigua and Barbuda were $ 425.32 million and imports from Antigua and Barbuda were $11.78 million. The U.S. surplus with Antigua and Barbuda was $413.54 million.