US trade (export - import) with Jordan in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 02, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Jordan in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Jordan

In 2018, US trade with Jordan was $3,498.3 million, down 5.24% ($193.5 million) from 2017.

US exports to Jordan in 2018 were $1,641.3 million, down 16.38% ($321.6 million) from 2017.

US imports from Jordan in 2018 totaled $1,857.0 million, up 7.41% ($128.1 million) from 2017.

US trade balance with Jordan went from a surplus of $234.0 million in 2017, to a deficit of $215.7 million in 2018.

Jordan was the US 71st largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 64th in 2017), accounting for 0.0817% of US total trade (down from 0.0934% in 2017).

Jordan was the US 67th largest export market in 2018 (down from 61st in 2017), accounting for 0.0986% of US total exports (down from 0.1270% in 2017).

Jordan was the US 67th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 66th in 2017), accounting for 0.0710% of US total imports (down from 0.0718% in 2017).

US Exports to Jordan

The major share of US exports to Jordan in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 54.55% of US total exports to Jordan (57.99% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.27% of US total exports to Jordan (12.46% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.45% of US total exports to Jordan (15.46% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.78% of US total exports to Jordan (3.54% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.58% of US total exports to Jordan (1.03% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.89% of US total exports to Jordan (1.05% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Jordan in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $79.2 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $34.4 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 $26.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $22.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $11.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Jordan in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $355.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $95.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $20.6 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $6.4 million.
US exports to Jordan in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 153.1 0.01 134.813.56
02 Meat and edible meat offal 12,671.5 0.77 15,490.4-18.20
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,149.1 0.07 443.4159.12
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,143.1 0.31 5,468.6-5.95
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 167.1 0.01 142.417.29
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 315.8 0.02 365.7-13.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,382.3 0.08 2,619.1-47.22
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 58,400.0 3.56 57,468.41.62
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 797.7 0.05 745.37.03
10 Cereals 67,621.1 4.12 163,375.0-58.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 221.9 0.01 275.7-19.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,594.3 0.28 7,944.9-42.17
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 136.5-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 570.9 0.03 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,157.8 0.25 5,571.2-25.37
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 18.8 0.00 15.620.90
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,099.7 0.13 1,617.729.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,111.0 0.25 3,056.634.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,677.7 0.16 2,292.316.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,410.5 0.27 5,366.2-17.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,893.9 1.58 22,484.315.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,934.9 0.12 2,160.5-10.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,653.5 0.28 5,584.7-16.67
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,165.2 0.07 609.291.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,167.1 0.13 1,980.89.41
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 54.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 264,837.3 16.14 242,468.59.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 931.5 0.06 1,007.1-7.51
29 Organic chemicals 6,767.4 0.41 6,266.38.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,761.7 0.96 16,398.4-3.88
31 Fertilizers 668.1 0.04 635.75.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 466.4 0.03 810.8-42.48
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,342.8 0.33 5,723.8-6.66
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 2,016.8 0.12 3,040.1-33.66
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,945.8 0.18 5,028.0-41.41
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3,113.6 0.19 4,604.2-32.37
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 441.2 0.03 424.24.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,760.3 0.29 5,996.7-20.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,357.8 0.81 14,428.6-7.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,428.2 0.33 5,086.96.71
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6.1 0.00 27.1-77.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 373.2 0.02 506.0-26.25
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 30.1-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,053.9 0.25 4,960.3-18.27
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 43.4 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,453.6 0.52 7,829.07.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,875.8 0.54 4,824.783.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,477.8 0.27 2,548.675.70
50 Silk 4.2 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 793.8 0.05 630.325.93
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 215.0 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 183.6 0.01 83.3120.35
55 Man-made staple fibers 196.4 0.01 1,493.8-86.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 316.2 0.02 529.9-40.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 117.0 0.01 1,363.4-91.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 50.4 0.00 67.9-25.88
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 546.3 0.03 284.392.15
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 72.5 0.00 86.0-15.77
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 783.1 0.05 1,150.4-31.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,549.7 0.09 2,560.9-39.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,005.8 0.30 6,285.4-20.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,251.1 0.08 1,024.722.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 144.9 0.01 202.1-28.31
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 107.1 0.01 47.6125.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 591.3 0.04 834.8-29.16
69 Ceramic products 170.6 0.01 467.7-63.51
70 Glass and glassware 451.1 0.03 462.2-2.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,490.9 0.15 2,822.7-11.75
72 Iron and steel 367.7 0.02 140.4162.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,572.2 0.28 3,279.839.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,845.0 0.30 4,917.8-1.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 130.8 0.01 101.828.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 397.9 0.02 2,137.9-81.39
78 Lead and articles thereof 135.4 0.01 6,565.4-97.94
79 Zinc and articles thereof 270.5 0.02 340.0-20.46
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 535.4 0.03 272.896.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,017.5 0.12 1,768.614.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,328.7 0.08 1,045.127.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 75,337.5 4.59 76,353.8-1.33
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 83,094.4 5.06 56,901.946.03
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 5,845.0 0.36 4,526.129.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 556,104.9 33.88 476,923.216.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 117,539.8 7.16 473,255.7-75.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 788.8 0.05 5,114.9-84.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 56,621.8 3.45 45,167.225.36
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 117.8 0.01 230.1-48.80
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 28.0 0.00 37.4-25.12
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 95,351.1 5.81 60,929.356.49
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 12,148.2 0.74 15,403.0-21.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,219.6 0.32 4,120.026.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 531.1 0.03 736.0-27.84
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 285.9 0.02 566.8-49.56
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 43,040.0 2.62 63,609.2-32.34

US Imports from Jordan

The major share of US imports from Jordan in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 82.41% of US total imports from Jordan (80.85% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.79% of US total imports from Jordan (7.14% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.64% of US total imports from Jordan (3.40% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.80% of US total imports from Jordan (1.72% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.89% of US total imports from Jordan (1.15% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Jordan in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $77.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $52.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $17.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $9.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Jordan in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $20.4 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $16.0 million.
US imports from Jordan in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 746.2 0.04 156.9375.55
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7.4 0.00 15.9-53.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 207.5 0.01 40.0418.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,341.3 0.13 2,915.3-19.69
10 Cereals 2.2 0.00 12.4-82.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 22.1 0.00 12.478.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 954.1 0.05 1,538.5-37.99
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 16.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 736.3 0.04 800.5-8.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 19.0 0.00 3.7417.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 433.2 0.02 516.5-16.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 228.2 0.01 278.8-18.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,536.6 0.19 3,979.2-11.12
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,410.7 0.08 1,717.4-17.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,713.0 0.09 1,551.610.40
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 387.8 0.02 156.1148.39
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,784.8 0.20 6,191.0-38.87
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7.9 0.00 4.479.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 16,551.0 0.89 16,316.01.44
29 Organic chemicals 359.3 0.02 94.0282.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 46,627.0 2.51 37,258.825.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 56.2 0.00 126.1-55.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 286.2 0.02 175.662.98
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 1,944.7 0.10 1,960.2-0.79
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7.9 0.00 9.1-12.79
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 25.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 115.5 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,642.7 0.09 2,750.8-40.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 91.2 0.00 2.93,005.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 37.3 0.00 8.5337.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 145.3 0.01 54.7165.78
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 47.8 0.00 134.1-64.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 736.2 0.04 907.3-18.86
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 5.6 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 51.6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 101.8 0.01 15.4560.50
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 397.7 0.02 267.248.81
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 72.9 0.00 3.81,793.87
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7.0 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 83.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,082,087.5 58.27 1,004,601.97.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 442,175.0 23.81 389,571.513.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,363.3 0.29 3,262.364.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9.3 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 14.0 0.00 73.1-80.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 312.3 0.02 372.2-16.10
69 Ceramic products 67.8 0.00 32.5109.02
70 Glass and glassware 63.4 0.00 17.1269.57
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 107,526.0 5.79 123,504.1-12.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,937.3 0.16 809.7262.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.5 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 768.1 0.04 1,051.9-26.98
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 19.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10.3 0.00 24.9-58.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 36.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 42,242.3 2.27 25,130.168.09
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 5,139.6 0.28 2,685.991.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,937.6 0.21 891.7341.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 40.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 734.0 0.04 1,032.6-28.92
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26.5 0.00 61.5-56.81
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 15.7-100.00
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 761.3 0.04 380.3100.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 76.1 0.00 41.981.57
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 837.1 0.05 658.027.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,394.1 0.13 360.2564.70
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 73,702.3 3.97 94,135.5-21.71
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce