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Dominica

Dominica ranked No. 147 in total trade value through February with a total of $31.56 million. Exports totaled $31.41 million and Imports totaled $152,742, a surplus of $31.26 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $31.56 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $11,930,834
2Port of Mobile, Ala. $4,434,661
3Port Everglades, Fla. $3,956,578
4Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $3,189,213
5Port of Newark $2,308,590
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $2,069,605
7Miami International Airport $817,865
8Port Miami $760,537
9Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $622,320
10Port of Charleston $300,198

U.S. trade with Dominica rose to $31.56 million through February

Dominica’s trade with the United States rose to $31.56 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 39.96 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Dominica’s exports decreased 39.8 percent while imports fell 61.84 percent. The U.S. surplus with Dominica was $31.26 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Mobile, Ala.; No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 4 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.; and No. 5 Port of Newark. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of New Orleans No. 2 Port of Mobile, Ala. No. 3 Port of Freeport, Texas No. 4 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 81.81 percent of Dominica’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 802.34 percent to $11.93 million.
    Exports rose 802.34 percent to $11.93 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Mobile, Ala. fell 53.33 percent to $4.43 million.
    Exports fell 53.33 percent to $4.43 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 71.53 percent to $3.96 million.
    Exports rose 71.3 percent to $3.95 million. Imports totaled $5,286.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. fell 32.42 percent to $3.19 million.
    Exports fell 32.72 percent to $3.17 million. Imports rose 348.27 percent to $16,761.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark rose 21296 percent to $2.31 million.
    Exports totaled $2.31 million. There were no imports.

Dominica ranked No. 147 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 131.

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 Dominica by value through February were the categories of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Gasoline, other fuels; Electric sound or visual signaling equipment; Low value shipments; and Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen, respectively. They accounted for 67.29 percent of total exports to Dominica.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Dominica –– Computers; Value added to a returned import; Scrap of precious metal; Aluminum waste and scrap; and Personal toiletries for shaving, etc. –– accounted for 89.61 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Dominica:

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 38.14 percent compared to last year to $11.88 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 52.77 percent compared to last year to $4.18 million.
  • Electric sound or visual signaling equipment rose 41284 percent compared to last year to $2.27 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 38.55 percent compared to last year to $2.07 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 19.42 percent compared to last year to $735,511.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Dominica:

  • Computers totaled $85,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 75.89 percent compared to last year to $17,049.
  • Scrap of precious metal rose 42.06 percent compared to last year to $13,212.
  • Aluminum waste and scrap totaled $12,951. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Personal toiletries for shaving, etc. totaled $8,661. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Dominica recorded $247.22 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; Miami; Port Arthur, Texas; Philadelphia; and Low Value Shipments. Total U.S. exports to Dominica were $ 245.95 million and imports from Dominica were $1.27 million. The U.S. surplus with Dominica was $244.68 million.