Dominica

Dominica ranked No. 146 in total trade value through May with a total of $62.86 million. Exports totaled $62.02 million and Imports totaled $840,618, a surplus of $61.17 million.

U.S. trade with Dominica rose to $59.83 million through May

Dominica’s trade with the United States rose to $59.83 million through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 38.67 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Dominica decreased 39.16 percent while U.S. imports from Dominica rose 81.67 percent. The U.S. surplus with Dominica was $58.4 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Freeport, Texas; No. 3 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.; No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla.; and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Freeport, Texas; No. 3 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands; No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 86.87 percent of Dominica’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston fell 36.28 percent to $27.46 million.
    Exports fell 36.28 percent to $27.46 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Freeport, Texas fell 60.67 percent to $12.78 million.
    Exports fell 60.67 percent to $12.78 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. fell 40.08 percent to $5.58 million.
    Exports fell 42.93 percent to $5.28 million. Imports rose 325.39 percent to $306,804.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 52.72 percent to $4.63 million.
    Exports fell 52.72 percent to $4.62 million. Imports fell 54.11 percent to $9,500.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 60.7 percent to $4.15 million.
    Exports fell 60.7 percent to $4.15 million. There were no imports.

Dominica ranked No. 146 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 130.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.48 trillion, down 64.27 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 64.62 percent to $582.11 billion; imports dropped 64.04 percent to $898.44 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $316.33 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Dominica by value through May were the categories of LNG, other petroleum gases; Low value shipments; Chicken and other poultry; Medical instruments; and Power supplies, transformers, respectively. They accounted for 77.6 percent of total exports to Dominica.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Dominica –– Essential oil resins; Returned exports, without change; Parts of footwear; insoles, gaitors, etc.; Scrap of precious metal; and Equipment, models for demonstrational uses –– accounted for 87.56 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • LNG, other petroleum gases fell 27.52 percent compared to last year to $40.71 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 60.7 percent compared to last year to $4.15 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry fell 20.51 percent compared to last year to $1.31 million.
  • Medical instruments rose 120.69 percent compared to last year to $1.03 million.
  • Power supplies, transformers rose 27.34 percent compared to last year to $920,640.

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

  • Essential oil resins rose 8120.92 percent compared to last year to $291,514.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 79.51 percent compared to last year to $260,994.
  • Parts of footwear; insoles, gaitors, etc. totaled $90,801. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Scrap of precious metal rose 68.34 percent compared to last year to $54,257.
  • Equipment, models for demonstrational uses totaled $38,500. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Dominica recorded $348.35 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Dominica were $ 346.21 million and imports from Dominica were $2.14 million. The U.S. surplus with Dominica was $344.07 million.