US trade (export - import) with Iraq in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Iraq in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Iraq

In 2014, US trade with Iraq totaled $16,264.5 million, up 4.47% ($696.2 million) from 2013.

US exports to Iraq in 2014 totaled $2,105.7 million, up 4.16% ($84.0 million) from 2013.

US imports from Iraq in 2014 totaled $14,158.8 million, up 4.52% ($612.2 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Iraq in 2014 was $12,053.1 million, a 4.58% increase ($528.2 million) over 2013.

Iraq was the US 37th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 39th in 2013), accounting for 0.4035% of US total trade (up from 0.3988% in 2013).

Iraq was the US 62nd largest export market in 2014 (down from 60th in 2013), accounting for 0.1300% of US total exports (up from 0.1282% in 2013).

Iraq was the US 28th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 27th in 2013), accounting for 0.5873% of US total imports (up from 0.5823% in 2013).

US Exports to Iraq

The major share of US exports to Iraq in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 78.93% of US total exports to Iraq (80.83% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.77% of US total exports to Iraq (7.58% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.82% of US total exports to Iraq (4.72% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.68% of US total exports to Iraq (4.30% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Iraq in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $79.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $79.1 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $19.0 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $15.1 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $12.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $9.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Iraq in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $46.6 million;
  • 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 (HS code 85) - a decrease of $41.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $27.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $15.4 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $8.6 million.
US exports to Iraq in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 167.9 0.01 55.1204.52
02 Meat and edible meat offal 89,394.8 4.25 116,873.3-23.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 121.9 0.01 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 48.3 0.00 818.4-94.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 19.1 0.00 46.2-58.67
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 338.2-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
10 Cereals 108,201.7 5.14 28,878.2274.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,020.2 0.19 2,915.137.91
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9.9 0.00 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 173.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 67.2 0.00 93.3-28.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 16.9 0.00 15.78.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 228.9 0.01 57.3299.71
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 105.5 0.01 3.72,728.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,187.6 0.06 556.9113.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 498.6 0.02 52.7846.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,196.6 0.06 2,326.9-48.57
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 84.0 0.00 46.381.65
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 148.6 0.01 42.2252.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 311.1 0.01 20.01,455.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 803.5 0.04 832.4-3.47
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,253.3 0.20 2,788.352.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,564.0 0.12 2,791.0-8.13
29 Organic chemicals 2,226.2 0.11 2,562.2-13.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,526.5 0.78 31,912.1-48.21
31 Fertilizers 74.4 0.00 52.841.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 309.3 0.01 1,049.2-70.52
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,567.0 0.12 2,489.33.12
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 2,248.0 0.11 2,289.6-1.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,606.7 0.22 1,853.8148.51
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7,290.0 0.35 9,208.1-20.83
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,081.0 0.15 2,496.223.43
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,047.4 1.00 18,687.512.63
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,710.6 0.60 14,681.1-13.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,239.3 0.25 5,260.2-0.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 377.1 0.02 316.219.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,195.9 0.06 205.8480.99
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 132.9 0.01 133.3-0.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 467.4 0.02 221.6110.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 851.7 0.04 1,133.0-24.83
52 Cotton 21.8 0.00 14.055.86
54 Man-made filaments 18.6 0.00 9.987.62
55 Man-made staple fibers 34.0 0.00 23.942.43
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 50.5 0.00 166.4-69.64
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 37.4 0.00 260.1-85.63
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 185.1 0.01 2.67,044.79
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 775.7 0.04 1,132.1-31.48
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 12.0 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 412.1 0.02 666.3-38.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,619.3 0.12 1,677.456.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 630.5 0.03 557.113.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 794.8 0.04 405.795.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 232.5 0.01 182.627.37
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.6 0.00 5.7-1.15
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 43.6 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 681.7 0.03 576.718.19
69 Ceramic products 277.8 0.01 812.3-65.81
70 Glass and glassware 147.5 0.01 655.3-77.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 93.7 0.00 329.7-71.59
72 Iron and steel 721.5 0.03 1,460.9-50.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 53,693.7 2.55 52,055.23.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 483.8 0.02 662.2-26.94
75 Nickel and articles thereof 825.0 0.04 199.7313.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,138.8 0.05 1,600.6-28.85
78 Lead and articles thereof 2.7 0.00 911.9-99.70
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 96.5-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 180.9 0.01 96.288.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19,009.7 0.90 27,641.0-31.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,441.1 0.07 2,178.5-33.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 744,730.4 35.37 665,654.611.88
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 163,390.4 7.76 205,154.5-20.36
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 153.8 0.01 129.318.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 250,252.2 11.88 244,267.92.45
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 347,353.3 16.50 328,399.75.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,632.7 0.60 501.12,420.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 143,568.0 6.82 190,124.3-24.49
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 131.2 0.01 126.63.64
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18.0 0.00 44.9-59.97
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 21,252.5 1.01 6,166.5244.64
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 4,214.4 0.20 2,626.460.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 725.0 0.03 1,013.9-28.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 144.6 0.01 237.9-39.24
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 38,207.3 1.81 28,622.333.49

US Imports from Iraq

The major share of US imports from Iraq in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 99.12% of US total imports from Iraq (99.90% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Iraq in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $500.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $115.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Iraq in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Iraq in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 53.9 0.00 3.81,310.34
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 15.3 0.00 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 811.9 0.01 3,298.1-75.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 30.0 0.00 24.423.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 24.1 0.00 17.538.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 50.7 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6.3 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14,033,928.3 99.12 13,533,190.03.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4.5 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10.5 0.00 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 78.4 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.3 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,784.1 0.01 2,232.4-20.08
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 408.1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.3 0.00 1.4-80.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 100.1 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
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 105.9 0.00 111.7-5.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 402.5 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 70.2 0.00 85.0-17.37
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,560.1 0.03 4,627.0-23.06
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 117,760.4 0.83 2,531.74,551.46
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce