US trade (export - import) with Oman in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 02, 2019

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

US Trade with Oman

In 2018, US trade with Oman totaled $3,767.3 million, up 16.84% ($542.9 million) from 2017.

US exports to Oman in 2018 totaled $2,415.6 million, up 15.26% ($319.8 million) from 2017.

US imports from Oman in 2018 totaled $1,351.7 million, up 19.78% ($223.2 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Oman in 2018 was $1,063.9 million, a 9.99% increase ($96.6 million) over 2017.

Oman was the US 69th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 72nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0880% of US total trade (up from 0.0815% in 2017).

Oman was the US 60th largest export market in 2018 (down from 59th in 2017), accounting for 0.1451% of US total exports (up from 0.1356% in 2017).

Oman was the US 73rd largest supplier in 2018 (up from 74th in 2017), accounting for 0.0517% of US total imports (up from 0.0469% in 2017).

US Exports to Oman

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.46% of US total exports to Oman (70.29% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.84% of US total exports to Oman (5.99% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.37% of US total exports to Oman (4.18% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.61% of US total exports to Oman (2.34% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.59% of US total exports to Oman (1.30% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.39% of US total exports to Oman (5.09% in 2017).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $194.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $55.9 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 $39.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $37.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $25.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $11.4 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 $11.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $10.5 million.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $73.5 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $31.2 million.
US exports to Oman 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 116.4 0.00 481.3-75.81
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,847.0 0.49 14,212.8-16.65
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 64.4 0.00 70.7-8.90
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,772.0 0.11 3,501.3-20.83
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 224.6 0.01 63.5253.64
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 30.5-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,635.0 0.07 1,892.2-13.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,521.6 0.19 2,882.756.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 217.2 0.01 83.0161.60
10 Cereals 2,185.6 0.09 638.1242.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 335.8 0.01 410.8-18.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,432.3 0.10 1,481.564.18
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,898.7 0.12 2,043.141.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,720.5 0.53 5,708.9122.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 151.8 0.01 201.2-24.54
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 340.4 0.01 981.0-65.30
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 760.6 0.03 959.3-20.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,081.5 0.09 1,220.070.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,951.6 0.12 3,535.8-16.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,439.0 0.56 10,493.828.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 39,192.8 1.62 33,908.415.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,769.8 0.20 2,707.276.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,408.8 0.06 1,028.437.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 32,254.0 1.34 105,719.9-69.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,925.7 0.16 3,321.418.19
29 Organic chemicals 28,931.0 1.20 3,145.9819.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,854.3 0.49 14,673.7-19.21
31 Fertilizers 104.9 0.00 173.8-39.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,570.7 0.15 3,535.80.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,864.4 0.12 2,702.85.98
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 3,569.8 0.15 3,555.90.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,610.2 0.19 4,749.8-2.94
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 9,309.4 0.39 4,698.598.14
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,195.1 0.09 1,794.822.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 33,988.3 1.41 29,790.114.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 49,788.2 2.06 45,451.59.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,449.5 0.43 7,866.932.83
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 329.9 0.01 422.0-21.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 295.7 0.01 665.9-55.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,597.4 0.07 1,436.911.17
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 14.6-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,191.4 0.05 783.852.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,386.3 0.18 2,759.258.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,074.3 0.04 461.2132.90
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
52 Cotton 22.8 0.00 126.9-82.05
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 20.4 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 161.2 0.01 27.7482.52
55 Man-made staple fibers 151.7 0.01 292.7-48.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 345.4 0.01 111.8209.07
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 565.0 0.02 716.4-21.13
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 54.9 0.00 66.0-16.92
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,282.5 0.05 2,122.4-39.57
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6.2 0.00 50.3-87.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 444.4 0.02 120.4269.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 726.5 0.03 373.694.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 912.2 0.04 777.617.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 599.9 0.02 439.736.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,092.9 0.05 1,040.25.07
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.4 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 13.6 0.00 2.7404.23
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,032.2 0.08 1,717.918.30
69 Ceramic products 845.4 0.03 1,272.6-33.57
70 Glass and glassware 2,293.8 0.09 1,204.090.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 38,354.4 1.59 27,235.740.82
72 Iron and steel 2,597.5 0.11 1,839.141.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 27,891.6 1.15 16,493.969.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,266.9 0.05 1,124.412.67
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,834.5 0.12 1,013.7179.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,267.0 0.05 3,352.4-62.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 47.7 0.00 17.4173.74
79 Zinc and articles thereof 30.8 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 46.0 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 149.0 0.01 91.163.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 21,152.2 0.88 22,310.0-5.19
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,755.0 0.24 2,764.2108.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 308,888.0 12.79 253,033.722.07
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 189,214.8 7.83 149,493.226.57
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 64.1 0.00 568.7-88.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 338,345.0 14.01 300,759.812.50
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 906,167.1 37.51 712,000.027.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,145.6 0.05 248.5361.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 54,843.5 2.27 57,048.9-3.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 480.6 0.02 752.5-36.13
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 49.2 0.00 32.750.44
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 112,126.9 4.64 143,317.0-21.76
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 10,137.0 0.42 8,694.716.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,520.9 0.10 2,264.311.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 171.9 0.01 107.460.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 164.2 0.01 91.080.45
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 64,948.5 2.69 54,447.319.29

US Imports from Oman

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.58% of US total imports from Oman (31.81% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 33.14% of US total imports from Oman (17.23% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 15.89% of US total imports from Oman (14.94% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.05% of US total imports from Oman (7.29% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.78% of US total imports from Oman (22.73% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.28% of US total imports from Oman (0.94% in 2017).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $194.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $86.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $49.3 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 $46.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $21.8 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $9.6 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $9.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $9.0 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $4.6 million.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $218.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $5.2 million.
US imports from Oman 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 4.5-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,125.6 0.68 3,197.8185.37
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,611.3 0.42 4,901.014.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 91.9 0.01 144.0-36.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 38.6 0.00 68.6-43.84
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 25.9 0.00 88.2-70.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,371.0 0.18 2,221.96.71
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 52.6 0.00 884.0-94.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 37,496.7 2.77 255,631.0-85.33
29 Organic chemicals 40,933.7 3.03 31,359.030.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 972.3 0.07 359.0170.87
31 Fertilizers 50,045.4 3.70 47,332.95.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,524.4 0.93 3,528.8254.92
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 140.6 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 362,707.3 26.83 276,430.831.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 127.4 0.01 0.430,662.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11.1 0.00 4.6139.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29.1 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 37.5 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 28.2 0.00 4.6508.18
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 36,181.5 2.68 31,541.614.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 45,439.6 3.36 50,622.0-10.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 109.4 0.01 53.9102.99
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 123.1 0.01 196.5-37.32
69 Ceramic products 311.8 0.02 171.881.45
70 Glass and glassware 936.6 0.07 121.6670.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 214,807.9 15.89 168,605.227.40
72 Iron and steel 14,364.0 1.06 5,236.7174.29
73 Articles of iron or steel 141,435.9 10.46 92,118.853.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 291,986.9 21.60 97,041.4200.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24.1 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 108.4 0.01 2.93,622.46
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,591.4 0.19 4,158.5-37.68
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 6,951.6 0.51 3,536.796.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,423.7 0.11 306.7364.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 791.3 0.06 766.83.20
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.5 0.00 8.3-69.46
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 3,368.4 0.25 1,281.1162.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 47.0 0.00 56.7-17.13
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 68,304.4 5.05 46,516.046.84
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce