US trade with Jordan in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

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

US Trade with Jordan

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Jordan totaled $1,973.4 million, up 42.24% ($586.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Jordan in the first half of 2017 totaled $1,173.3 million, up 67.43% ($472.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Jordan in the first half of 2017 totaled $800.1 million, up 16.53% ($113.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Jordan in the first half of 2017 was $373.1 million, a 2,547.57% increase ($359.0 million) over the first half of 2016.

Jordan was the US 63rd largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 69th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.1025% of US total trade (up from 0.0771% in the first half of 2016).

Jordan was the US 55th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 67th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.1550% of US total exports (up from 0.0985% in the first half of 2016).

Jordan was the US 68th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 69th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0685% of US total imports (up from 0.0630% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Jordan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.42% of US total exports to Jordan (53.28% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.72% of US total exports to Jordan (24.77% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 14.46% of US total exports to Jordan (1.05% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.29% of US total exports to Jordan (6.99% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.09% of US total exports to Jordan (1.19% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.92% of US total exports to Jordan (1.14% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.70% of US total exports to Jordan (1.67% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $290.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $162.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $32.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $17.4 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $14.1 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $6.5 million.

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

  • 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 $12.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5.1 million.
US exports to Jordan in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 117.2 0.01 45.1159.81
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,302.8 0.54 5,512.414.34
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 37.8 0.00 194.8-80.60
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,858.3 0.24 2,712.05.39
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 81.1 0.01 208.5-61.10
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 1,293.8 0.11 717.180.42
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 27,729.0 2.36 26,185.35.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 308.1 0.03 276.511.45
10 Cereals 118,047.0 10.06 100,666.117.27
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 109.9 0.01 99.310.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,278.7 0.36 6,270.1-31.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 136.5 0.01 6.12,148.76
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 2,831.4 0.24 4,276.3-33.79
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4.5 0.00 46.5-90.33
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 823.3 0.07 877.1-6.13
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,143.8 0.10 2,176.5-47.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,307.6 0.11 1,877.2-30.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,088.4 0.26 4,362.1-29.20
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,106.7 0.86 13,035.4-22.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 984.3 0.08 882.011.59
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,658.5 0.23 2,779.1-4.34
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 135.1 0.01 242.0-44.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,265.2 0.11 1,030.222.82
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 168,363.2 14.35 6,220.52,606.60
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 585.8 0.05 3,785.2-84.52
29 Organic chemicals 2,706.8 0.23 5,486.0-50.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,289.3 0.71 8,446.3-1.86
31 Fertilizers 372.8 0.03 603.4-38.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 485.7 0.04 320.751.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,605.7 0.22 2,791.3-6.65
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 1,578.5 0.13 1,095.844.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,104.2 0.35 1,468.7179.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,388.0 0.20 451.5428.85
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 111.1 0.01 379.9-70.77
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,801.8 0.32 4,564.4-16.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,003.9 0.77 11,226.7-19.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,615.4 0.22 8,368.4-68.75
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 21.2 0.00 66.7-68.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 317.1 0.03 497.4-36.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,785.6 0.24 2,771.70.50
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,413.3 0.38 2,208.499.84
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,617.6 0.22 2,308.713.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 938.7 0.08 713.731.53
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
52 Cotton 175.4 0.01 224.9-22.03
54 Man-made filaments 61.4 0.01 114.2-46.20
55 Man-made staple fibers 994.3 0.08 1,758.6-43.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 274.6 0.02 282.3-2.71
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,163.1 0.10 159.3630.17
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 59.7 0.01 11.9400.50
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 86.5 0.01 342.5-74.75
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 70.6 0.01 318.7-77.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 365.4 0.03 998.7-63.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,562.3 0.13 1,927.2-18.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,657.9 0.23 4,055.4-34.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 736.5 0.06 1,446.8-49.10
65 Headgear and parts thereof 26.1 0.00 65.3-59.97
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 18.8 0.00 19.4-3.12
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 407.9 0.03 577.2-29.33
69 Ceramic products 225.0 0.02 131.471.24
70 Glass and glassware 229.2 0.02 253.1-9.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 881.9 0.08 1,092.0-19.24
72 Iron and steel 42.7 0.00 11.2281.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,105.2 0.09 1,599.8-30.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,060.9 0.18 2,175.3-5.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 64.0 0.01 85.6-25.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,458.9 0.12 3,062.5-52.36
78 Lead and articles thereof 6,565.4 0.56 104.56,181.39
79 Zinc and articles thereof 181.4 0.02 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 3.3 0.00 37.8-91.32
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 136.2 0.01 295.5-53.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 853.8 0.07 717.019.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 355.4 0.03 228.055.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 39,053.6 3.33 44,157.8-11.56
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 31,690.7 2.70 44,412.4-28.64
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 2,013.5 0.17 625.2222.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 230,503.7 19.65 197,698.816.59
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 348,855.9 29.73 58,535.9495.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,011.4 0.09 1,109.4-8.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,556.3 1.75 26,838.4-23.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 107.3 0.01 150.7-28.76
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.6 0.00 39.7-78.44
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 33,818.5 2.88 19,744.371.28
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 5,636.2 0.48 7,425.1-24.09
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,924.3 0.16 4,395.8-56.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 376.8 0.03 318.318.36
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 448.3 0.04 1,643.8-72.73

US Imports from Jordan

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 77.46% of US total imports from Jordan (78.56% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.75% of US total imports from Jordan (9.45% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.96% of US total imports from Jordan (3.13% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.71% of US total imports from Jordan (2.24% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.35% of US total imports from Jordan (1.73% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Jordan in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $56.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $25.6 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 $5.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $4.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Jordan in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $2.9 million.
US imports from Jordan in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 87.8 0.01 153.8-42.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15.9 0.00 53.7-70.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 29.8 0.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,436.7 0.18 1,492.0-3.71
10 Cereals 9.9 0.00 6.943.51
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 1,158.1 0.14 642.680.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10.7 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 581.1 0.07 380.652.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 318.4 0.04 257.623.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 161.5 0.02 181.4-10.97
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,572.9 0.20 1,358.615.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,173.3 0.15 1,685.5-30.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 859.8 0.11 1,555.1-44.71
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 81.6 0.01 108.8-25.02
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,319.8 0.41 4,015.4-17.32
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 6,979.0 0.87 1,540.3353.11
29 Organic chemicals 16.7 0.00 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 21,976.8 2.75 17,076.728.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 60.8 0.01 77.6-21.55
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 981.0 0.12 965.91.57
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 0.00 0.0
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 1,625.4 0.20 1,770.7-8.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.8-100.00
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 0.00 2.41,211.64
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 68.7 0.01 3.91,644.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 789.2 0.10 107.2636.17
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 52.3-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 95.7 0.01 55.572.37
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 410,249.4 51.27 384,628.16.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 207,818.3 25.97 151,394.737.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,565.9 0.20 3,251.2-51.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 60.9 0.01 6.8802.89
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 252.8 0.03 339.4-25.54
69 Ceramic products 20.4 0.00 36.1-43.38
70 Glass and glassware 14.0 0.00 133.5-89.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 62,010.5 7.75 64,890.0-4.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 472.3 0.06 124.4279.76
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 850.7 0.11 536.058.70
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 19.8 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 24.9 0.00 14.867.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,329.3 1.42 13,040.1-13.12
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 1,678.6 0.21 2,077.5-19.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 246.0 0.03 41.8489.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 412.7 0.05 221.586.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 61.5 0.01 6.9791.92
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 217.5 0.03 196.610.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 22.0 0.00 17.525.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 187.6 0.02 285.8-34.34
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 321.3 0.04 699.0-54.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce