US trade with Jordan in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 31, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Jordan in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Jordan

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Jordan totaled $1,103.9 million, up 47.66% ($356.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Jordan in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $689.1 million, up 74.52% ($294.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Jordan in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $414.8 million, up 17.60% ($62.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Jordan in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $274.2 million, a 551.42% increase ($232.1 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Jordan was the US 62nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 68th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1177% of US total trade (up from 0.0854% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Jordan was the US 53rd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 61st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1850% of US total exports (up from 0.1136% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Jordan was the US 67th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 69th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0733% of US total imports (up from 0.0669% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Jordan

The major share of US exports to Jordan in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.75% of US total exports to Jordan (51.14% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.40% of US total exports to Jordan (1.37% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.04% of US total exports to Jordan (27.19% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.70% of US total exports to Jordan (6.85% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.45% of US total exports to Jordan (1.08% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.52% of US total exports to Jordan (1.57% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Jordan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $246.5 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $121.2 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $12.1 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $6.5 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $2.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Jordan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $24.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $23.4 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) - a decrease of $21.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4.3 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2.3 million.
US exports to Jordan in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 113.0 0.02 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,810.8 0.41 2,074.435.50
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6.9 0.00 114.7-93.97
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,675.4 0.24 1,259.833.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12.7 0.00 71.4-82.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 951.3 0.14 424.2124.25
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,869.6 2.16 12,971.014.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 107.5 0.02 59.979.38
10 Cereals 48,581.3 7.05 72,824.5-33.29
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 66.2 0.01 53.822.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,724.8 0.25 2,796.1-38.31
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 136.5 0.02 6.12,148.76
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,588.6 0.23 1,757.1-9.59
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 31.7-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 423.2 0.06 522.6-19.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 157.9 0.02 718.5-78.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 839.7 0.12 888.1-5.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,935.6 0.28 1,707.413.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,072.3 0.74 7,376.3-31.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 536.6 0.08 286.887.08
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,304.8 0.19 1,161.812.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 42.1 0.01 242.0-82.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 822.5 0.12 530.155.16
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 78.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 125,959.2 18.28 4,797.82,525.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 211.8 0.03 3,662.9-94.22
29 Organic chemicals 1,307.0 0.19 4,130.1-68.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,923.1 0.57 4,603.1-14.77
31 Fertilizers 159.9 0.02 286.1-44.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 278.1 0.04 224.224.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,232.4 0.18 1,363.7-9.63
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 813.3 0.12 619.031.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,119.7 0.16 508.4120.24
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,381.3 0.35 246.2867.24
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 85.4 0.01 237.4-64.04
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,452.4 0.21 1,790.2-18.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,655.7 0.68 4,968.5-6.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 987.2 0.14 4,417.7-77.65
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.5 0.00 9.3-52.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 155.6 0.02 367.0-57.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 936.2 0.14 1,111.2-15.75
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,527.8 0.37 695.3263.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 941.8 0.14 1,171.6-19.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 391.0 0.06 183.3113.34
52 Cotton 126.5 0.02 14.8757.01
54 Man-made filaments 34.8 0.01 27.128.62
55 Man-made staple fibers 540.3 0.08 1,253.5-56.89
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 231.3 0.03 116.798.29
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 172.1 0.02 105.962.61
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 20.8 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 20.8 0.00 102.5-79.72
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 37.4 0.01 3.11,119.39
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 144.6 0.02 622.5-76.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 624.7 0.09 1,121.6-44.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,227.1 0.18 1,932.2-36.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 372.8 0.05 848.8-56.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6.8 0.00 38.6-82.51
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7.3 0.00 2.9149.64
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 289.1 0.04 273.95.54
69 Ceramic products 89.4 0.01 113.4-21.16
70 Glass and glassware 104.9 0.02 66.358.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 426.6 0.06 610.6-30.14
72 Iron and steel 8.2 0.00 2.8194.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 390.6 0.06 637.0-38.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 969.7 0.14 1,165.5-16.80
75 Nickel and articles thereof 15.6 0.00 37.9-58.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,387.6 0.20 1,646.3-15.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 6,565.4 0.95 104.56,181.39
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 105.3 0.02 239.6-56.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 413.8 0.06 350.817.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 168.2 0.02 92.382.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,063.5 2.19 24,365.4-38.18
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 9,765.9 1.42 30,971.4-68.47
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 1,008.5 0.15 327.3208.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 87,308.0 12.67 110,715.8-21.14
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 266,977.9 38.75 20,434.71,206.49
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 438.2 0.06 264.765.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,488.8 1.52 14,819.7-29.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 77.8 0.01 51.850.23
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.6 0.00 2.7-3.51
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 28,984.5 4.21 16,906.771.44
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 2,795.9 0.41 4,460.3-37.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 744.4 0.11 1,977.8-62.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 269.2 0.04 110.3143.98
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 333.8 0.05 0.0

US Imports from Jordan

The major share of US imports from Jordan in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 77.88% of US total imports from Jordan (80.81% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.13% of US total imports from Jordan (7.94% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.98% of US total imports from Jordan (3.66% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.53% of US total imports from Jordan (2.05% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.03% of US total imports from Jordan (1.26% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Jordan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $33.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $5.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $4.0 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $3.4 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) - an increase of $1.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Jordan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Jordan in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12.6 0.00 5.5127.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15.9 0.00 8.781.92
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7.5 0.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 674.0 0.16 541.324.50
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 424.2 0.10 310.936.46
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6.4 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 263.4 0.06 225.716.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 102.7 0.02 98.73.97
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 99.6 0.02 58.869.43
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 501.3 0.12 440.013.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 422.9 0.10 581.1-27.22
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 306.4 0.07 374.2-18.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 73.6 0.02 53.337.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,379.7 0.33 1,729.4-20.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,721.0 1.14 1,280.6268.65
29 Organic chemicals 16.7 0.00 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,264.7 3.44 10,294.538.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 29.7 0.01 21.836.37
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 488.9 0.12 226.4115.99
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 31.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,129.5 0.27 1,053.77.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.7 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 242.7 0.06 14.81,539.98
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 39.3 0.01 51.7-24.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 210,444.4 50.73 205,025.02.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 112,091.3 27.02 78,343.643.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 496.2 0.12 1,624.8-69.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.1 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 158.2 0.04 227.5-30.45
69 Ceramic products 9.2 0.00 5.468.82
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 122.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 29,576.2 7.13 28,002.85.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 51.8 0.01 68.3-24.19
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 449.4 0.11 319.740.56
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 19.1 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9.5 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9.5 0.00 8.315.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,387.5 1.30 6,351.2-15.17
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 588.4 0.14 737.0-20.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 82.6 0.02 41.897.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 307.6 0.07 100.6205.68
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 61.5 0.01 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 114.8 0.03 69.764.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8.2 0.00 4.295.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 65.9 0.02 175.1-62.38
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 106.7 0.03 589.8-81.92
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce