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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda ranked No. 116 in total trade value through March with a total of $133.01 million. Exports totaled $131.77 million and Imports totaled $1.24 million, a surplus of $130.53 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $133.01 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $57,688,299
2Low-Valued Imports and Exports $18,419,628
3Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $12,032,327
4Port Everglades, Fla. $9,971,992
5Port Miami $8,957,643
6Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $8,896,300
7Miami International Airport $5,596,094
8Port of New Orleans $4,250,368
9Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $2,122,300
10Port of Mobile, Ala. $1,334,585

U.S. trade with Antigua and Barbuda rose to $133.01 million through March

Antigua and Barbuda’s trade with the United States rose to $133.01 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 2.42 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Antigua and Barbuda’s exports increased 2.17 percent while imports rose 37.3 percent. The U.S. surplus with Antigua and Barbuda was $130.53 million.

Through March, 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 Palm Beach, Fla.; No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla.; and No. 5 Port Miami. 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 New Orleans No. 4 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands and No. 5 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 80.5 percent of Antigua and Barbuda’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. rose 49.13 percent to $57.69 million.
    Exports rose 49.13 percent to $57.69 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 14.03 percent to $18.42 million.
    Exports rose 14.03 percent to $18.42 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 17.2 percent to $12.03 million.
    Exports rose 14.83 percent to $11.74 million. Imports rose 626.13 percent to $289,771.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 0.08 percent to $9.97 million.
    Exports rose 0.21 percent to $9.83 million. Imports fell 16.57 percent to $145,784.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port Miami fell 12.67 percent to $8.96 million.
    Exports fell 10.63 percent to $8.94 million. Imports fell 94.03 percent to $15,000.

Antigua and Barbuda ranked No. 116 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 117.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 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 $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Antigua and Barbuda by value through March were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Motorboats and yachts; Tarpaulins, sails, awnings, tents, etc.; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 71.78 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; Copper waste and scrap; Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors; Salvage; and Defense-related aircraft, parts –– accounted for 89.08 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 7.89 percent compared to last year to $70.01 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 14.03 percent compared to last year to $18.42 million.
  • Motorboats and yachts fell 35.65 percent compared to last year to $2.17 million.
  • Tarpaulins, sails, awnings, tents, etc. rose 2.94 percent compared to last year to $2.01 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 21.03 percent compared to last year to $1.97 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 46.92 percent compared to last year to $844,018.
  • Copper waste and scrap rose 4.37 percent compared to last year to $105,927.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 2125.43 percent compared to last year to $69,300.
  • Salvage fell 8.01 percent compared to last year to $58,218.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts totaled $27,975. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.