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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda ranked No. 119 in total trade value through June with a total of $251.27 million. Exports totaled $244.77 million and Imports totaled $6.5 million, a surplus of $238.27 million.

January – June 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $251.27 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $69,664,006
2Low-Valued Imports and Exports $34,332,605
3Port of Beaumont, Texas $25,432,104
4Port Everglades, Fla. $24,491,395
5Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $21,509,101
6Port Miami $17,191,381
7Port of Port Arthur, Texas $12,640,000
8Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $9,754,564
9Miami International Airport $9,008,210
10Port of New Orleans $5,844,123

U.S. trade with Antigua and Barbuda rose to $251.27 million through June

Antigua and Barbuda’s trade with the United States rose to $251.27 million through the first six months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 0.41 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Antigua and Barbuda’s exports decreased 1.28 percent while imports rose 184.16 percent. The U.S. surplus with Antigua and Barbuda was $238.27 million.

Through June, 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 Beaumont, 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 Palm Beach, Fla. 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 69.82 percent of Antigua and Barbuda’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. fell 24.15 percent to $69.66 million.
    Exports fell 24.15 percent to $69.66 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 10.04 percent to $34.33 million.
    Exports rose 10.04 percent to $34.33 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Beaumont, Texas totaled $25.43 million.
    Exports totaled $25.43 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 34.71 percent to $24.49 million.
    Exports rose 25.89 percent to $22.47 million. Imports rose 507.99 percent to $2.02 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 8.8 percent to $21.51 million.
    Exports rose 7.69 percent to $21.22 million. Imports rose 341.85 percent to $289,771.

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. 123.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.06 trillion, down 0.14 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.75 percent to $823.61 billion; imports climbed 0.28 percent to $1.24 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $412.15 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $402.47 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; Civilian aircraft, parts; Motorboats and yachts; and Chicken and other poultry, respectively. They accounted for 69.84 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; Motorboats and yachts; Copper waste and scrap; Salvage; and Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors –– accounted for 93.05 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 3.36 percent compared to last year to $125.96 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 10.04 percent compared to last year to $34.33 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 36.02 percent compared to last year to $4.42 million.
  • Motorboats and yachts fell 31.62 percent compared to last year to $3.45 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry rose 1.42 percent compared to last year to $2.79 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 156.53 percent compared to last year to $4.19 million.
  • Motorboats and yachts totaled $1.5 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Copper waste and scrap fell 16.75 percent compared to last year to $185,469.
  • Salvage fell 3.34 percent compared to last year to $101,596.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 2125.43 percent compared to last year to $69,300.

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.