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Dominica

Dominica ranked No. 126 in total trade value through August with a total of $260.22 million. Exports totaled $258.58 million and Imports totaled $1.64 million, a surplus of $256.94 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $260.22 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Freeport, Texas $61,296,612
2Port of Houston $43,386,934
3Port of Texas City, Texas $22,784,780
4Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $22,015,409
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $17,369,582
6Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $15,785,368
7Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $14,887,846
8Port Everglades, Fla. $14,871,206
9Port of Virginia $11,847,699
10Port of New Orleans $11,156,505

U.S. trade with Dominica rose to $260.22 million through August

Dominica’s trade with the United States rose to $260.22 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 36.73 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Dominica decreased 36.95 percent while U.S. imports from Dominica rose 40.2 percent. The U.S. surplus with Dominica was $256.94 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Freeport, Texas; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of Texas City, Texas; No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish; and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Freeport, Texas No. 2 Port of New Orleans No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port of Chester, Penn. and No. 5 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 64.12 percent of Dominica’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Freeport, Texas fell 37.86 percent to $61.3 million.
    Exports fell 37.86 percent to $61.3 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 6.97 percent to $43.39 million.
    Exports fell 6.97 percent to $43.39 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Texas City, Texas rose 160.81 percent to $22.78 million.
    Exports rose 160.81 percent to $22.78 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 20.34 percent to $22.02 million.
    Exports fell 20.34 percent to $22.02 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 35.22 percent to $17.37 million.
    Exports fell 35.22 percent to $17.37 million. There were no imports.

Dominica ranked No. 126 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 115.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 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 $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Dominica by value through August were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Low value shipments; Electric sound or visual signaling equipment; and Chicken and other poultry, respectively. They accounted for 82.43 percent of total exports to Dominica.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Dominica –– Value added to a returned import; Air conditioning machines; Parts for cellular communications; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Computers –– accounted for 78.79 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 72.91 percent compared to last year to $105.2 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 51.04 percent compared to last year to $84.98 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 35.22 percent compared to last year to $17.37 million.
  • Electric sound or visual signaling equipment rose 1367.6 percent compared to last year to $2.98 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry rose 4.96 percent compared to last year to $2.62 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 456.92 percent compared to last year to $597,772.
  • Air conditioning machines totaled $407,840. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Parts for cellular communications totaled $101,304. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 90.96 percent compared to last year to $97,110.
  • Computers rose 1519.05 percent compared to last year to $85,000.

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.