US trade (export - import) with Iraq in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 28, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Iraq in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Iraq

In 2017, US trade with Iraq totaled $12,348.8 million, up 63.14% ($4,779.6 million) from 2016.

US exports to Iraq in 2017 were $1,197.6 million, down 5.61% ($71.1 million) from 2016.

US imports from Iraq in 2017 totaled $11,151.2 million, up 76.99% ($4,850.7 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Iraq in 2017 was $9,953.6 million, a 97.82% increase ($4,921.9 million) over 2016.

Iraq was the US 40th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 48th in 2016), accounting for 0.3123% of US total trade (up from 0.2044% in 2016).

Iraq was the US 71st largest export market in 2017 (down from 70th in 2016), accounting for 0.0775% of US total exports (down from 0.0873% in 2016).

Iraq was the US 31st largest supplier in 2017 (up from 39th in 2016), accounting for 0.4630% of US total imports (up from 0.2801% in 2016).

US Exports to Iraq

The major share of US exports to Iraq in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.70% of US total exports to Iraq (75.62% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.27% of US total exports to Iraq (10.64% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.56% of US total exports to Iraq (5.41% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.00% of US total exports to Iraq (1.84% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Iraq in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $94.1 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 $79.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $35.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $31.4 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $9.9 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $5.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Iraq in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $299.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $22.1 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $6.7 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $6.1 million.
US exports to Iraq in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 138.0 0.01 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 59,070.7 4.93 60,288.6-2.02
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 236.3 0.02 141.467.07
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 190.7 0.02 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30.6 0.00 75.0-59.13
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 118.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 148.9 0.01 100.947.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,004.2 0.42 6,030.2-17.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 176.1 0.01 176.3-0.09
10 Cereals 77,539.6 6.47 46,106.568.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 14.2 0.00 13.46.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,860.0 0.66 14,574.3-46.07
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.8 0.00 15.9-76.34
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 26.3 0.00 9.0191.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 361.7 0.03 460.3-21.43
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 19.4 0.00 364.7-94.69
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 50.6 0.00 160.1-68.38
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 26.3 0.00 82.6-68.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,048.1 0.17 1,037.497.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 300.1 0.03 480.7-37.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,613.9 0.39 4,252.68.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 653.7 0.05 83.1686.24
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 132.9 0.01 440.3-69.81
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 275.5 0.02 19.21,332.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 314.6 0.03 30.2941.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,431.0 0.70 6,600.427.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 832.9 0.07 240.0247.05
29 Organic chemicals 4,703.6 0.39 4,284.89.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 17,829.0 1.49 23,934.6-25.51
31 Fertilizers 811.7 0.07 242.8234.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,072.2 0.34 1,745.7133.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,422.9 0.45 5,103.06.27
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 1,785.7 0.15 1,879.5-4.99
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,961.2 0.25 2,965.0-0.13
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4,240.8 0.35 4,509.3-5.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,638.1 0.14 4,438.6-63.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,461.3 0.54 7,726.9-16.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,183.9 1.10 8,919.447.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,692.0 0.22 2,674.80.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 15.8 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) 341.8 0.03 367.4-6.95
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 39.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,048.9 0.09 594.576.41
45 Cork and articles of cork 15.3 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 36.4 0.00 98.3-62.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 281.5 0.02 504.4-44.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,082.3 0.09 210.9413.21
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
52 Cotton 39.5 0.00 11.0258.54
55 Man-made staple fibers 14.6 0.00 11.922.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 36.9 0.00 38.2-3.39
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 18.7 0.00 372.9-94.97
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.2 0.00 28.2-71.06
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 217.7 0.02 393.3-44.64
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 46.8 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 440.6 0.04 480.5-8.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,755.2 0.15 2,838.4-38.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,623.3 0.22 1,709.853.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 854.6 0.07 592.444.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 381.7 0.03 272.440.14
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 9.8 0.00 10.5-6.67
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 538.1 0.04 761.6-29.34
69 Ceramic products 204.4 0.02 163.824.73
70 Glass and glassware 1,937.7 0.16 794.6143.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4.0 0.00 397.9-99.00
72 Iron and steel 857.1 0.07 70.71,112.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,544.1 1.05 12,572.5-0.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 809.7 0.07 168.3380.96
75 Nickel and articles thereof 407.0 0.03 466.2-12.69
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 825.8 0.07 2,402.0-65.62
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 20.8 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 401.4 0.03 29.21,275.01
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,617.8 0.55 6,132.87.91
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,460.3 0.12 1,457.30.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 164,323.5 13.72 463,677.2-64.56
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 185,548.9 15.49 105,913.175.19
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 167.9 0.01 151.710.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 247,922.9 20.70 212,525.216.66
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 158,765.0 13.26 64,655.2145.56
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 90.7 0.01 67.235.04
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 113,845.9 9.51 112,383.81.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 82.0 0.01 102.4-19.91
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 58.1 0.00 5.21,016.46
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 10,849.4 0.91 5,523.996.41
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 4,813.2 0.40 6,306.2-23.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15,197.6 1.27 5,333.9184.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 255.5 0.02 319.4-20.01
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 127.0 0.01 11.21,033.45
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 25,342.1 2.12 47,400.3-46.54

US Imports from Iraq

The major share of US imports from Iraq in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 99.94% of US total imports from Iraq (99.94% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Iraq in 2017 over 2016 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 $4,847.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Iraq in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Iraq in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 5.0 0.00 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7.9 0.00 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7.2 0.00 23.0-68.67
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 891.4 0.01 484.783.91
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10.5 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 104.4 0.00 25.4311.07
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 29.1 0.00 25.912.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 68.6 0.00 42.959.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8.2 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25.9 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,144,275.4 99.94 6,296,557.076.99
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 112.7 0.00 74.850.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.8 0.00 28.0-93.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9.4 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) 2.4 0.00 8.8-72.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9.0 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.1 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 360.9 0.00 221.762.81
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.1 0.00 14.2-71.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 23.3 0.00 3.4578.24
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 80.4 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 75.1 0.00 4.11,741.96
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.1 0.00 4.5-10.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 117.7 0.00 5.12,218.40
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 162.9 0.00 66.5144.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 82.1 0.00 69.917.41
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
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 4.7-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 865.2 0.01 2,525.1-65.74
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,874.8 0.03 296.61,206.40
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce