US trade with Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 23, 2017

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

US Trade with Lebanon

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Lebanon totaled $309.8 million, up 9.18% ($26.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $275.7 million, up 8.41% ($21.4 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $34.2 million, up 15.79% ($4.7 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $241.5 million, a 7.44% increase ($16.7 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Lebanon was the US 90th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 92nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0314% of US total trade (up from 0.0307% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was the US 76th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 78th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0717% of US total exports (up from 0.0699% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was the US 118th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0057% of US total imports (up from 0.0052% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Lebanon

The major share of US exports to Lebanon 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) - 38.99% of US total exports to Lebanon (44.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 29.39% of US total exports to Lebanon (21.47% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.23% of US total exports to Lebanon (9.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.23% of US total exports to Lebanon (9.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.55% of US total exports to Lebanon (4.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.67% of US total exports to Lebanon (2.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.11% of US total exports to Lebanon (1.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 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 $26.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1.3 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 $1.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Lebanon in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter 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 $4.7 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Lebanon 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 13.0 0.00 7.866.67
02 Meat and edible meat offal 696.6 0.25 651.16.99
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 123.0 0.04 77.758.31
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 106.8 0.04 394.1-72.89
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.6 0.00 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 54.7 0.02 50.77.74
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 651.9 0.24 812.1-19.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,045.6 2.19 4,915.522.99
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 152.9 0.06 75.7102.11
10 Cereals 1,421.2 0.52 1,995.9-28.80
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 49.8 0.02 156.0-68.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 512.0 0.19 1,158.4-55.80
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11.8 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,849.6 0.67 1,593.116.10
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 565.4 0.21 600.0-5.77
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 317.1 0.12 479.5-33.86
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,183.6 0.43 1,414.4-16.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 757.9 0.27 536.041.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,996.0 1.81 4,720.55.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 582.8 0.21 480.621.26
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 861.1 0.31 3,435.0-74.93
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,742.4 0.63 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 168.8 0.06 166.51.38
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 80,869.4 29.33 54,435.648.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 178.8 0.06 85.8108.41
29 Organic chemicals 932.6 0.34 1,244.5-25.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,604.7 3.85 11,698.3-9.35
31 Fertilizers 130.5 0.05 98.931.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 666.3 0.24 552.520.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,726.4 0.63 939.483.78
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 993.0 0.36 413.5140.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 454.1 0.16 303.449.67
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 38.1 0.01 152.9-75.07
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,094.2 0.40 1,254.8-12.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,492.8 2.72 5,720.930.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,140.0 0.41 459.7147.99
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 21.6 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 459.5 0.17 847.3-45.78
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 8.1 0.00 9.4-14.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,407.2 0.87 2,277.35.70
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.8 0.00 5.7-17.09
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,939.0 0.70 2,970.1-34.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,498.6 1.27 3,690.5-5.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,935.3 0.70 2,154.8-10.18
50 Silk 109.5 0.04 107.32.06
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 44.7 0.02 0.0
52 Cotton 82.1 0.03 331.0-75.20
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.4 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 57.9 0.02 12.0382.03
55 Man-made staple fibers 70.0 0.03 274.7-74.52
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 33.3 0.01 27.819.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 127.4 0.05 46.2175.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.6 0.00 24.0-84.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 174.1 0.06 69.0152.12
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.2 0.00 3.4-7.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,051.7 0.38 838.025.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,368.2 0.50 1,291.75.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,981.7 1.08 1,637.282.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,180.0 0.43 628.487.79
65 Headgear and parts thereof 43.3 0.02 19.4123.02
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.5 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 19.1 0.01 57.3-66.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 230.5 0.08 76.9199.71
69 Ceramic products 24.6 0.01 69.7-64.73
70 Glass and glassware 54.5 0.02 105.1-48.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,812.7 2.11 4,594.826.51
72 Iron and steel 16.8 0.01 18.0-6.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 891.8 0.32 459.993.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 28.7 0.01 7.9260.97
75 Nickel and articles thereof 34.8 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 424.9 0.15 1,166.2-63.56
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 27.3 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 282.3 0.10 405.7-30.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 458.0 0.17 203.9124.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,740.6 6.07 17,496.4-4.32
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 4,439.2 1.61 9,103.7-51.24
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 4.5 0.00 2.577.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 75,180.2 27.27 76,161.3-1.29
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,164.3 0.79 967.8123.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 321.5 0.12 442.1-27.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,634.7 3.13 8,631.90.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 132.6 0.05 99.033.93
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 77.0 0.03 38.2101.61
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 501.7 0.18 3,078.8-83.70
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 1,642.1 0.60 2,049.3-19.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,680.3 0.61 1,751.2-4.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 148.8 0.05 180.2-17.42
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,480.5 1.26 2,529.637.59

US Imports from Lebanon

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 36.96% of US total imports from Lebanon (35.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.99% of US total imports from Lebanon (36.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.44% of US total imports from Lebanon (6.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.56% of US total imports from Lebanon (2.77% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.69% of US total imports from Lebanon (2.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.06% of US total imports from Lebanon (1.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Lebanon 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) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $0.1 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) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Lebanon 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 30.9 0.09 25.521.05
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2.3 0.01 4.8-51.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 19.3 0.06 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 854.1 2.50 1,033.6-17.37
10 Cereals 7.8 0.02 13.8-43.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16.8 0.05 4.3286.30
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 110.1 0.32 98.811.36
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5.6 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,737.4 5.09 1,998.9-13.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 825.6 2.42 933.5-11.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 112.5 0.33 124.2-9.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 375.4 1.10 437.1-14.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,396.0 12.87 4,379.30.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 339.8 0.99 279.121.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,748.0 5.12 1,298.334.64
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6.2 0.02 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4.3 0.01 7.8-44.96
29 Organic chemicals 4.1 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 693.1 2.03 262.1164.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 547.0 1.60 419.530.38
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 24.1 0.07 43.2-44.18
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 214.4 0.63 22.5852.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 74.6 0.22 70.06.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 72.1 0.21 94.4-23.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.4 0.01 151.4-97.06
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 45.0 0.13 30.846.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 311.6 0.91 186.067.58
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 145.3-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 49.4 0.14 12.9284.33
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 176.5-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 117.3 0.34 64.382.35
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 34.3 0.10 82.3-58.35
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11.3 0.03 78.9-85.65
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 10.9 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 84.6 0.25 115.0-26.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,541.3 4.51 1,300.518.51
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.4 0.01 0.5859.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.9 0.01 5.8-66.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.6 0.00 0.7122.33
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2.9 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 714.9 2.09 685.64.27
69 Ceramic products 5.0 0.01 3.832.33
70 Glass and glassware 7.5 0.02 16.3-53.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12,625.0 36.96 10,525.319.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 74.2 0.22 32.8126.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 198.6 0.58 129.852.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 812.6 2.38 545.049.09
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 94.1 0.28 209.7-55.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12.8 0.04 41.8-69.28
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 140.7 0.41 283.7-50.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7.1 0.02 19.0-62.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20.3 0.06 15.729.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 776.2 2.27 741.44.70
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce