Exporting guide to Antigua and Barbuda

Overview

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign state in the West Indies consisting of a number of islands, with the two major ones being Antigua and Barbuda. The economy is heavily weighted toward tourism, but there are opportunities for exporters with the right goods and services.

Trade statistics

£29.0 million total UK exports to Antigua and Barbuda for the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: October 2022)

161st largest UK export market

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: October 2022)

less than 0.1% of total UK exports for the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: October 2022)

CARIFORUM-UK economic partnership agreement

The UK has signed an economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the CARIFORUM trade bloc which includes Antigua and Barbuda. Read our latest updates for more information on the status of this agreement and how it may benefit your business.

Top five UK goods exported to Antigua and Barbuda, in the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

Goods Value (£million)
Ships 6.3
Dairy products & eggs 2.6
Medicinal & pharmaceutical products 2.2
Beverages 1.6
Miscellaneous foods 1.0

Source: ONS Trade in goods: country-by-commodity exports
Last updated: November 2022
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Antigua and Barbuda: at a glance

Economic growth

-20.2%

Actual figure (IMF, 2020)
The UK is -9.3% (IMF, 2020, actual figure)

GDP per capita

$13,295

Actual figure (IMF, 2011)
The UK is $42,282 (IMF, 2011, actual figure)

Currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Business language

English

Time zone

GMT -4

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