Discusses key economic indicators and trade statistics, which countries are dominant in the market, the U.S. market share, the political situation if relevant, the top reasons why U.S. companies should consider exporting to this country, and other issues that affect trade, e.g., terrorism, currency devaluations, trade agreements.
Last Published: 11/2/2017
Small Country: Barbados, the easternmost Caribbean island, is an English speaking country 21 miles long by 14 miles wide, with approximately 280,000 inhabitants and a labor force of 126,000.

Stable Democratic Government: Barbados enjoys a longstanding democratic tradition and a strong commitment to the rule of law and political and economic freedom.

Strong Trade Surplus: The United States enjoys a trade surplus with Barbados. In 2016, the United States’ trade surplus with Barbados amounted to USD 432 million.

High Level of Development: Barbados’ per capita income remains one of the highest in the Eastern Caribbean region and the country ranks high in the United Nations Development Program's Human Development Index. 

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Barbados Trade Development and Promotion