US trade with Jordan in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 21, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Jordan in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Jordan

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Jordan totaled $869.5 million, up 35.90% ($229.7 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Jordan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $484.2 million, up 58.28% ($178.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Jordan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $385.3 million, up 15.39% ($51.4 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Jordan went from a deficit of $28.0 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $98.9 million in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Jordan was the US 67th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 72nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0881% of US total trade (up from 0.0691% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Jordan was the US 62nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 70th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1259% of US total exports (up from 0.0841% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Jordan was the US 67th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 69th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0640% of US total imports (up from 0.0594% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Jordan

The major share of US exports to Jordan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.37% of US total exports to Jordan (56.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.96% of US total exports to Jordan (21.64% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.85% of US total exports to Jordan (0.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.14% of US total exports to Jordan (7.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.23% of US total exports to Jordan (1.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.97% of US total exports to Jordan (1.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.58% of US total exports to Jordan (1.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Jordan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $56.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $43.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $41.6 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $41.0 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 $8.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4.2 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $2.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Jordan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1.5 million.
US exports to Jordan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 4.3 0.00 45.1-90.58
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,492.0 0.72 3,438.01.57
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 30.9 0.01 80.1-61.45
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,182.9 0.24 1,452.3-18.55
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 68.4 0.01 137.2-50.13
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 59.1 0.01 94.1-37.17
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 342.5 0.07 292.916.93
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 12,859.4 2.66 13,214.3-2.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 200.6 0.04 216.5-7.35
10 Cereals 69,465.8 14.35 27,841.6149.50
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 43.7 0.01 45.5-3.88
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,553.9 0.53 3,474.0-26.49
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 18.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,242.8 0.26 2,519.2-50.67
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4.5 0.00 14.8-69.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 400.2 0.08 354.512.87
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 985.9 0.20 1,458.0-32.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 467.9 0.10 989.1-52.69
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,152.7 0.24 2,654.7-56.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,034.4 1.04 5,659.2-11.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 447.7 0.09 595.2-24.78
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,353.7 0.28 1,617.3-16.30
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 93.0 0.02 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 442.7 0.09 500.0-11.47
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 42,404.0 8.76 1,422.72,880.60
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 374.0 0.08 122.3205.74
29 Organic chemicals 1,399.8 0.29 1,355.93.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,366.2 0.90 3,843.213.61
31 Fertilizers 212.9 0.04 317.3-32.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 207.5 0.04 96.6114.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,373.3 0.28 1,427.6-3.80
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 765.2 0.16 476.960.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,984.5 0.62 960.3210.78
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6.6 0.00 205.3-96.78
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 25.7 0.01 142.5-81.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,349.4 0.49 2,774.2-15.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,348.2 0.90 6,258.2-30.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,628.2 0.34 3,950.7-58.79
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 16.8 0.00 57.4-70.77
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 161.5 0.03 130.423.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,849.4 0.38 1,660.511.38
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,885.5 0.39 1,513.124.61
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,675.8 0.35 1,137.147.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 547.7 0.11 530.43.26
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
52 Cotton 48.9 0.01 210.1-76.75
54 Man-made filaments 26.6 0.01 87.1-69.45
55 Man-made staple fibers 454.0 0.09 505.1-10.11
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 43.3 0.01 165.6-73.87
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 991.0 0.20 53.41,754.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 39.0 0.01 11.9226.50
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 65.7 0.01 240.0-72.62
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 33.2 0.01 315.7-89.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 220.8 0.05 376.2-41.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 937.6 0.19 805.616.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,430.8 0.30 2,123.2-32.61
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 363.7 0.08 598.0-39.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 19.4 0.00 26.7-27.42
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 11.5 0.00 16.5-30.26
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 118.8 0.02 303.3-60.82
69 Ceramic products 135.6 0.03 17.9655.41
70 Glass and glassware 124.3 0.03 186.8-33.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 455.4 0.09 481.4-5.41
72 Iron and steel 34.5 0.01 8.4310.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 714.6 0.15 962.9-25.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,091.2 0.23 1,009.88.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 48.4 0.01 47.71.53
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 71.2 0.01 1,416.3-94.97
79 Zinc and articles thereof 181.4 0.04 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 3.3 0.00 37.8-91.32
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 31.0 0.01 56.0-44.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 440.0 0.09 366.220.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 187.2 0.04 135.837.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,990.1 4.95 19,792.421.21
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 21,924.8 4.53 13,440.963.12
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 1,005.0 0.21 297.9237.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 143,195.7 29.57 86,983.064.62
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 81,877.9 16.91 38,101.1114.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 573.3 0.12 844.6-32.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,067.6 2.08 12,018.6-16.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 29.5 0.01 98.9-70.16
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.0 0.00 37.0-83.80
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4,834.0 1.00 2,837.670.35
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 2,840.3 0.59 2,964.8-4.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,179.9 0.24 2,418.0-51.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 107.6 0.02 208.0-48.26
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 114.5 0.02 1,643.8-93.03

US Imports from Jordan

The major share of US imports from Jordan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 77.01% of US total imports from Jordan (76.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.42% of US total imports from Jordan (11.05% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.86% of US total imports from Jordan (2.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.89% of US total imports from Jordan (2.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.70% of US total imports from Jordan (2.24% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Jordan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $22.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $20.2 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 $2.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Jordan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $4.5 million.
US imports from Jordan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 75.2 0.02 148.2-49.26
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 44.9-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22.3 0.01 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 762.8 0.20 950.7-19.77
10 Cereals 9.9 0.00 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.4 0.00 8.7-37.99
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 733.9 0.19 331.8121.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.3 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 317.7 0.08 155.0105.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 215.8 0.06 158.935.81
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 61.9 0.02 122.6-49.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,071.6 0.28 918.616.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 750.4 0.19 1,104.4-32.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 553.4 0.14 1,180.9-53.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8.0 0.00 55.5-85.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,940.1 0.50 2,286.0-15.13
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 17.4-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,258.1 0.59 259.7769.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,712.1 2.00 6,782.213.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 31.1 0.01 55.8-44.19
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 492.1 0.13 739.5-33.45
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.2 0.00 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 25.2 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 495.9 0.13 717.0-30.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.5 0.00 3.3127.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 30.9 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 68.7 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 546.5 0.14 92.4491.41
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 52.3-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 56.4 0.01 3.81,382.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 199,804.9 51.86 179,603.211.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 95,727.1 24.84 73,051.031.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,069.8 0.28 1,626.4-34.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 59.9 0.02 6.8786.87
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 94.5 0.02 111.9-15.55
69 Ceramic products 11.3 0.00 30.7-63.22
70 Glass and glassware 14.0 0.00 11.225.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 32,434.3 8.42 36,887.2-12.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 420.5 0.11 56.0650.47
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 401.3 0.10 216.385.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10.3 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15.3 0.00 6.6133.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,941.7 1.54 6,689.0-11.17
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 1,090.2 0.28 1,340.5-18.68
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 163.5 0.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 105.2 0.03 120.9-12.98
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 15.7 0.00 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 102.7 0.03 126.9-19.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13.8 0.00 13.33.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 121.8 0.03 110.710.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 214.7 0.06 109.296.65
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce