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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda ranked No. 119 in total trade value through February with a total of $76.44 million. Exports totaled $75.81 million and Imports totaled $633,094, a surplus of $75.18 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $76.44 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $31,799,716
2Low-Valued Imports and Exports $10,488,561
3Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $8,907,520
4Port Miami $6,291,810
5Port Everglades, Fla. $6,122,386
6Miami International Airport $3,927,026
7Port of New Orleans $2,402,563
8Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $2,074,800
9Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $1,255,903
10Port of Mobile, Ala. $820,511

U.S. trade with Antigua and Barbuda rose to $76.44 million through February

Antigua and Barbuda’s trade with the United States rose to $76.44 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 20.16 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Antigua and Barbuda’s exports decreased 20.38 percent while imports rose 19.85 percent. The U.S. surplus with Antigua and Barbuda was $75.18 million.

Through February, 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 Port of New Orleans No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports No. 4 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands and No. 5 Port Everglades, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 83.21 percent of Antigua and Barbuda’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. rose 12.99 percent to $31.8 million.
    Exports rose 12.99 percent to $31.8 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 9.74 percent to $10.49 million.
    Exports fell 9.74 percent to $10.49 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 32.31 percent to $8.91 million.
    Exports rose 32.19 percent to $8.85 million. Imports rose 54.43 percent to $58,075.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port Miami fell 3.73 percent to $6.29 million.
    Exports fell 1.85 percent to $6.29 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 21.89 percent to $6.12 million.
    Exports fell 22.03 percent to $6.01 million. Imports fell 13.48 percent to $107,617.

Antigua and Barbuda ranked No. 119 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 112.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Antigua and Barbuda by value through February were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Tarpaulins, sails, awnings, tents, etc.; Motorboats and yachts; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 67.28 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; Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors; Salvage; and Defense-related aircraft, parts –– accounted for 88.42 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 32.34 percent compared to last year to $35.63 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 9.74 percent compared to last year to $10.49 million.
  • Tarpaulins, sails, awnings, tents, etc. rose 33.12 percent compared to last year to $1.89 million.
  • Motorboats and yachts fell 49.68 percent compared to last year to $1.7 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 25.43 percent compared to last year to $1.3 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 10.04 percent compared to last year to $346,066.
  • Copper waste and scrap rose 8.44 percent compared to last year to $80,681.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors totaled $69,300. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage fell 1.99 percent compared to last year to $35,735.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts totaled $27,975. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.