US trade (export - import) with Iraq in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 17, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Iraq in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Iraq

In 2015, US trade with Iraq was $6,537.2 million, down 59.81% ($9,727.3 million) from 2014.

US exports to Iraq in 2015 were $1,969.6 million, down 6.46% ($136.1 million) from 2014.

US imports from Iraq in 2015 were $4,567.6 million, down 67.74% ($9,591.2 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Iraq in 2015 was $2,598.0 million, a 78.45% decrease ($9,455.1 million) over 2014.

Iraq was the US 54th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 37th in 2014), accounting for 0.1716% of US total trade (down from 0.4035% in 2014).

Iraq was the US 59th largest export market in 2015 (up from 62nd in 2014), accounting for 0.1310% of US total exports (up from 0.1300% in 2014).

Iraq was the US 50th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 28th in 2014), accounting for 0.1980% of US total imports (down from 0.5873% in 2014).

US Exports to Iraq

The major share of US exports to Iraq in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 78.54% of US total exports to Iraq (78.93% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.08% of US total exports to Iraq (9.77% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.73% of US total exports to Iraq (3.82% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.66% of US total exports to Iraq (3.68% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Iraq in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $63.6 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) - an increase of $18.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $15.0 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $14.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $13.4 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $9.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $8.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Iraq in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $194.3 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $34.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $19.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $13.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $12.3 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $8.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6.4 million.
US exports to Iraq in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 424.7 0.02 167.9152.98
02 Meat and edible meat offal 54,464.1 2.77 89,394.8-39.07
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 87.1 0.00 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,332.4 0.07 121.9992.86
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 48.3-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 11.0 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 107.8 0.01 19.1465.18
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,875.4 0.10 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 104.3 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 101,818.4 5.17 108,201.7-5.90
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 22.2 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,481.9 0.68 4,020.2235.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 66.7 0.00 9.9574.70
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 250.0 0.01 67.2272.16
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 107.0 0.01 16.9532.54
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 135.8 0.01 228.9-40.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 105.5-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 834.5 0.04 1,187.6-29.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 206.0 0.01 498.6-58.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,817.3 0.14 1,196.6135.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 396.8 0.02 84.0372.15
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 67.0 0.00 148.6-54.93
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 252.1 0.01 311.1-18.94
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 303.1 0.02 803.5-62.27
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,331.5 0.32 4,253.348.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,257.8 0.06 2,564.0-50.94
29 Organic chemicals 2,857.1 0.15 2,226.228.34
30 Pharmaceutical products 25,432.9 1.29 16,526.553.89
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 74.4-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 315.6 0.02 309.32.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,470.1 0.18 2,567.035.18
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 2,806.1 0.14 2,248.024.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,933.6 0.15 4,606.7-36.32
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4,782.9 0.24 7,290.0-34.39
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 286.8 0.01 3,081.0-90.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,470.1 0.38 21,047.4-64.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,698.3 0.80 12,710.623.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,208.7 0.32 5,239.318.50
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6.4 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) 178.7 0.01 377.1-52.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 981.7 0.05 1,195.9-17.91
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 15.4 0.00 132.9-88.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 260.0 0.01 467.4-44.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,257.7 0.06 851.747.68
50 Silk 36.0 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 5.2 0.00 21.8-76.27
54 Man-made filaments 70.6 0.00 18.6279.48
55 Man-made staple fibers 19.4 0.00 34.0-42.96
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 45.6 0.00 50.5-9.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5.6 0.00 37.4-85.15
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 44.7 0.00 185.1-75.84
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,325.8 0.17 775.7328.76
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 331.0 0.02 412.1-19.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,996.1 0.10 2,619.3-23.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 531.3 0.03 630.5-15.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 976.1 0.05 794.822.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,036.2 0.05 232.5345.63
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.1 0.00 5.6-44.48
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 43.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 297.9 0.02 681.7-56.29
69 Ceramic products 61.5 0.00 277.8-77.84
70 Glass and glassware 2,013.1 0.10 147.51,264.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 73.5 0.00 93.7-21.52
72 Iron and steel 278.2 0.01 721.5-61.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 34,457.2 1.75 53,693.7-35.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 780.6 0.04 483.861.35
75 Nickel and articles thereof 371.6 0.02 825.0-54.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 939.1 0.05 1,138.8-17.53
78 Lead and articles thereof 82.2 0.00 2.72,948.83
79 Zinc and articles thereof 28.7 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 218.0 0.01 180.920.52
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,691.5 0.70 19,009.7-27.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,470.6 0.07 1,441.12.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 550,389.2 27.94 744,730.4-26.10
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 181,692.0 9.22 163,390.411.20
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 4,376.6 0.22 153.82,745.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 263,668.0 13.39 250,252.25.36
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 410,989.0 20.87 347,353.318.32
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,481.1 0.23 12,632.7-64.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 131,275.1 6.66 143,568.0-8.56
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 115.0 0.01 131.2-12.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 33.4 0.00 18.085.66
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 35,274.7 1.79 21,252.565.98
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 4,092.5 0.21 4,214.4-2.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15,685.3 0.80 725.02,063.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 430.2 0.02 144.6197.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 793.4 0.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 41,440.2 2.10 38,207.38.46

US Imports from Iraq

The major share of US imports from Iraq in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 99.72% of US total imports from Iraq (99.12% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Iraq in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Iraq in 2015 over the 2014 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 $9,479.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $107.5 million.
US imports from Iraq in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 53.9-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6.3 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 140.5 0.00 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 811.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 38.2 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 52.2 0.00 30.073.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20.3 0.00 24.1-15.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 48.8 0.00 50.7-3.71
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6.2 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,554,969.9 99.72 14,033,928.3-67.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4.7 0.00 10.5-54.98
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 88.5 0.00 78.412.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.1 0.00 0.32,201.14
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 6.4 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 671.1 0.01 1,784.1-62.39
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 20.0 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13.0 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 30.6 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 3.5 0.00 100.1-96.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 97.1 0.00 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 105.9-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 402.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 179.8 0.00 70.2156.01
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 0.4 0.00 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16.7 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 966.3 0.02 3,560.1-72.86
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,218.3 0.22 117,760.4-91.32
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce