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Dominica

Dominica ranked No. 117 in total trade value through October with a total of $478.07 million. Exports totaled $476.85 million and Imports totaled $1.22 million, a surplus of $475.62 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $478.07 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Freeport, Texas $109,490,282
2Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $63,189,468
3Port of New Orleans $60,288,980
4Port of Houston $47,416,897
5Port of Chester, Penn. $41,867,875
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $31,321,202
7Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $29,006,874
8Port Everglades, Fla. $18,692,747
9Port of Mobile, Ala. $17,110,774
10Port of Lake Charles, La. $14,850,000

U.S. trade with Dominica rose to $478.07 million through October

Dominica’s trade with the United States rose to $478.07 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 219.68 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Dominica’s exports increased 221.33 percent while imports rose 6.38 percent. The U.S. surplus with Dominica was $475.62 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Freeport, Texas; No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Freeport, Texas No. 2 Port of Beaumont, Texas No. 3 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. No. 4 Port of Frederiksted, V.I. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 67.41 percent of Dominica’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Freeport, Texas rose 160.96 percent to $109.49 million.
    Exports rose 160.96 percent to $109.49 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish totaled $63.19 million.
    Exports totaled $63.19 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 6442.94 percent to $60.29 million.
    Exports rose 6505.99 percent to $60 million. Imports rose 2078.87 percent to $285,955.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston rose 4210.24 percent to $47.42 million.
    Exports rose 4210.24 percent to $47.42 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Chester, Penn. totaled $41.87 million.
    Exports totaled $41.87 million. There were no imports.

Dominica ranked No. 117 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 149.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Dominica by value through October were the categories of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; and Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic, respectively. They accounted for 83.21 percent of total exports to Dominica.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Dominica –– Centrifuges, filters, machines and parts; Lamp and lighting parts; Harvesting machinery for poultry; Value added to a returned import; and X-ray apparatus –– accounted for 66.97 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 339.53 percent compared to last year to $184.41 million.
  • Oil totaled $110.72 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 10.57 percent compared to last year to $62.61 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 216.36 percent compared to last year to $31.32 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 513.03 percent compared to last year to $7.73 million.

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

  • Centrifuges, filters, machines and parts totaled $238,392. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Lamp and lighting parts totaled $200,337. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Harvesting machinery for poultry totaled $194,268. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 60.07 percent compared to last year to $110,335.
  • X-ray apparatus rose 321.02 percent compared to last year to $75,000.

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.