Barbados - Foreign trade



Sugar and honey and the products of sugarcane processing (molasses and rum) are the most sought-after commodities from Barbados (24%). Electrical equipment and other small manufactured items make up about a quarter of exports. Other primary exports include medicaments (11%), printed matter (4.0%), and pesticides and disinfectants (3.7%).

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

Barbados

Consumer goods 22.8%
Food 14.9%
Fuels 11.5%
Industrial supplies 24.0%
Machinery 17.2%
Transportation 9.3%
Other 0.3%

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

Barbados

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
United States 43 480 -437
United Kingdom 36 93 -57
Trinidad and Tobago 36 190 -154
Jamaica 19 n.a.
Guyana 7 9 -2
Canada 6 48 -42
Venezuela 1 7 -6
Germany 1 18 -17
Japan n.a. 60 n.a.
Brazil n.a. 19 n.a.
France n.a. 17 n.a.
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