Dominica - Foreign trade



Dominica is well known for its exports of bananas, which reflect over a quarter of the country's commodity export revenues (26%). Soap and cleaning products account for almost a third of exports (29%). Other exports include vegetables (3.7%), paint (3.1%), and perfume (13.7%).

In 2000 Dominica's imports were distributed among the following categories:

Dominica

Consumer goods 15.5%
Food 19.3%
Fuels 9.5%
Industrial supplies 30.0%
Machinery 15.7%
Transportation 9.9%
Other 0.1%

Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Dominica

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
United Kingdom 13 11 2
Jamaica 13 2 11
France 5 3 2
United States 4 55 -51
Trinidad and Tobago 3 24 -21
Barbados 3 5 -2
St. Lucia 2 2 0
Japan n.a. 9 n.a.
Canada n.a. 6 n.a.

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