US trade (export - import) with Iraq in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Iraq in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Iraq

In 2013, US trade with Iraq was $15,568.3 million, down 28.23% ($6,124.0 million) from 2012.

US exports to Iraq in 2013 were $2,021.7 million, down 1.56% ($32.1 million) from 2012.

US imports from Iraq in 2013 were $13,546.6 million, down 31.02% ($6,091.8 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Iraq in 2013 was $11,524.8 million, a 34.46% decrease ($6,059.7 million) over 2012.

Iraq was the US 39th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 33rd in 2012), accounting for 0.3988% of US total trade (down from 0.5591% in 2012).

Iraq was the US 60th largest export market in 2013 (down from 59th in 2012), accounting for 0.1282% of US total exports (down from 0.1329% in 2012).

Iraq was the US 27th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 25th in 2012), accounting for 0.5823% of US total imports (down from 0.8412% in 2012).

US Exports to Iraq

The major share of US exports to Iraq in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 80.83% of US total exports to Iraq (82.19% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.58% of US total exports to Iraq (7.10% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.72% of US total exports to Iraq (2.84% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.30% of US total exports to Iraq (2.85% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Iraq in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $76.0 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $32.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $17.0 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $16.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $9.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Iraq in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $67.0 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $31.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $29.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $27.9 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $16.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $14.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $11.0 million;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - a decrease of $6.2 million.
US exports to Iraq in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 55.1 0.00 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 116,873.3 5.78 84,399.938.48
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 773.6-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 818.4 0.04 30.02,626.26
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 46.2 0.00 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 338.2 0.02 140.6140.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.0 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 28,878.2 1.43 56,785.6-49.15
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,915.1 0.14 1,588.883.48
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 173.3 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 93.3 0.00 68.037.17
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 15.7 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 57.3 0.00 5.01,050.22
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3.7 0.00 3.024.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 556.9 0.03 1,169.9-52.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 52.7 0.00 69.4-24.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,326.9 0.12 565.0311.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 46.3 0.00 174.6-73.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 42.2 0.00 9.9326.12
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 20.0 0.00 32.0-37.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 832.4 0.04 769.38.20
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,788.3 0.14 1,681.165.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,791.0 0.14 370.2653.92
29 Organic chemicals 2,562.2 0.13 2,702.4-5.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 31,912.1 1.58 14,870.9114.59
31 Fertilizers 52.8 0.00 70.9-25.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,049.2 0.05 278.1277.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,489.3 0.12 1,415.975.81
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 2,289.6 0.11 875.8161.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,853.8 0.09 1,558.418.96
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 9,208.1 0.46 11,095.8-17.01
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,496.2 0.12 1,380.280.86
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18,687.5 0.92 13,830.835.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,681.1 0.73 7,937.084.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,260.2 0.26 1,850.0184.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 316.2 0.02 818.9-61.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 205.8 0.01 572.4-64.04
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 133.3 0.01 46.9184.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 221.6 0.01 649.5-65.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,133.0 0.06 391.7189.23
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
52 Cotton 14.0 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 9.9 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 23.9 0.00 17.635.96
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 166.4 0.01 68.2143.95
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 260.1 0.01 41.4528.59
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2.6 0.00 7.8-66.65
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,132.1 0.06 227.7397.13
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 666.3 0.03 753.7-11.60
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,677.4 0.08 3,625.5-53.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 557.1 0.03 811.5-31.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 405.7 0.02 911.2-55.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 182.6 0.01 856.8-78.69
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.7 0.00 6.5-13.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 576.7 0.03 1,493.4-61.38
69 Ceramic products 812.3 0.04 450.780.25
70 Glass and glassware 655.3 0.03 255.1156.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 329.7 0.02 238.638.21
72 Iron and steel 1,460.9 0.07 1,259.216.02
73 Articles of iron or steel 52,055.2 2.57 42,543.722.36
74 Copper and articles thereof 662.2 0.03 388.270.58
75 Nickel and articles thereof 199.7 0.01 85.9132.53
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,600.6 0.08 1,216.031.62
78 Lead and articles thereof 911.9 0.05 97.6834.81
79 Zinc and articles thereof 96.5 0.00 25.9272.26
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 103.8-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 96.2 0.00 32.2198.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 27,641.0 1.37 11,073.2149.62
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,178.5 0.11 1,699.028.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 665,654.6 32.92 589,657.012.89
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 205,154.5 10.15 205,011.30.07
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 129.3 0.01 6,357.9-97.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 244,267.9 12.08 311,234.9-21.52
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 328,399.7 16.24 358,097.8-8.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 501.1 0.02 16,512.3-96.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 190,124.3 9.40 201,098.1-5.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 126.6 0.01 97.030.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 44.9 0.00 49.3-8.79
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 6,166.5 0.31 37,377.0-83.50
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 2,626.4 0.13 6,426.4-59.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,013.9 0.05 1,195.2-15.17
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 237.9 0.01 231.92.62
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 28,622.3 1.42 43,211.1-33.76

US Imports from Iraq

The major share of US imports from Iraq in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 99.90% of US total imports from Iraq (99.96% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Iraq in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Iraq in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $6,098.1 million.
US imports from Iraq in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3.8 0.00 14.2-73.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 13.2-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,298.1 0.02 863.9281.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 24.4 0.00 19.823.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17.5 0.00 26.8-34.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 41.4-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18.5 0.00 10.478.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,533,190.0 99.90 19,631,301.4-31.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5.5 0.00 4.327.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,232.4 0.02 742.3200.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 408.1 0.00 33.51,118.38
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.4 0.00 3.4-59.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.2 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 14.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.8 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9.3 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 37.3-100.00
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 111.7 0.00 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 85.0 0.00 60.839.84
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3.1 0.00 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,627.0 0.03 786.1488.64
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,531.7 0.02 4,428.3-42.83
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce