Antigua and Barbuda

About Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda are 2 major islands in the Caribbean Sea which were part of the West Indies Federation. The islands were once part of the British Empire though was first discovered by Christopher Columbus.

The country is primarily dependent upon tourism due to many luxury resorts.

Antigua is also known for easy access for Foreigners to gain alternative citizenship by investment

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionCaribbean Region
Capital CitySt. Johns
Government TypeParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar, XCD
Phone Code +1-268
Important CitiesCedar Grove, Codrington, Dickenson Bay, English Harbour, Falmouth, Freetown, Jennings, Liberta, Old Road, Parham, Pigotts, Potter's Village, Seaview Farm, St. John's, Swetes, Willikies
National DayIndependence Day (Nov-01)
GDP (nominal)USD 1.949 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking113
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Animal husbandary,Fishing,Mining
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsSaint Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla , Montserrat, Guadeloupe
Member of(Caribbean Community), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsFood & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Marine Vessels, Machinery & Appliances, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Electrical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Household Items & Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Cosmetics and Accessories, Books and Papers, Pharmaceutical Products, Rubber and Products
Major ImportsElectrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Wood and Pulp, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Household Items & Products, Plastics and Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Vegetables and Related Products, Books and Papers, Cereals & Pulses, Pharmaceutical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Fruits and Nuts
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.022 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 0.623 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.601 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaFrom the Antigua and Barbuda side, during the first week of April 2012, Member of Parliament Michael Ascot accompanied the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis to India. The Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Rodney Williams visited Indian from 4-21 October 2015 in his personal capacity to participate in the 16th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World, organized by City Montessori School, Lucknow. From the Indian side, Mr. R. Swaminathan, Secretary (AMS, CPV& SA) paid an official visit to Antigua & Barbuda during July 24-25, 2015 and met Hon’ble Prime minister Gaston Browne and Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Trade and Minister of Health. Hon’ble Mr. C.R. Chaudhary, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Commerce & Industry, visited Antigua and Barbuda from April 22-25, 2018 under Government of India’s “Special Outreach” Initiative. The visit was the first-ever visit by an Indian Minister to the country since its independence in 1981.
Major Exports to IndiaLive Animals and Animal Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Plants and Flowers, Vegetables and Related Products, Fruits and Nuts, Spices, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Major Imports from IndiaAutomobiles, Vehicles & Components, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Gems & Jewellery, Fashion and Apparel, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Ceramic Products, Electrical Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Books and Papers, Rubber and Products, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Household Items & Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Silk & Textiles, Cosmetics and Accessories, Animal Meat and Food Preperations
India's Imports ValueUSD 0.52 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 2.9 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 2.38 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for Antigua and BarbudaHigh Commission of India in Guyana (Accredited to Antigua & Barbuda)

Honourable High Commissioner
307, Church and Peter Rose Streets,Queenstown,Georgetown, Guyana
592-226-3996 or 226-8965 or 226-3240

Embassy Details of Antigua and Barbuda in India