US trade (export - import) with Palestinian Territories in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Palestinian Territories in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Palestinian Territories

In 2013, US trade with Palestinian Territories was $6.8 million, down 6.57% ($0.5 million) from 2012.

US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2013 were $1.1 million, down 34.06% ($0.6 million) from 2012.

US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2013 totaled $5.7 million, up 1.34% ($0.1 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Palestinian Territories in 2013 was $4.7 million, a 15.65% increase ($0.6 million) over 2012.

Palestinian Territories was the US 206th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 203rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (just as in 2012).

Palestinian Territories was the US 213th largest export market in 2013 (down from 211th in 2012), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (just as in 2012).

Palestinian Territories was the US 175th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 174th in 2012), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in 2012).

US Exports to Palestinian Territories

The major share of US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.70% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (30.22% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.31% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (26.54% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.88% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (11.03% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.81% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (20.09% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $121.6 thousand;
  • 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 $81.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $42.3 thousand;
  • 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) - an increase of $35.4 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $14.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $14.1 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $8.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $8.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $5.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $291.2 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $253.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $225.0 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $35.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $27.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $20.1 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $19.2 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $4.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4.0 thousand.
US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 19.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 138.1 12.88 140.1-1.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 14.8 1.38 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 214.9 20.03 468.2-54.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 121.6 11.34 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20.9 1.95 12.271.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 35.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 291.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8.7 0.81 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.1 0.48 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 107.1 9.98 64.865.33
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 115.0 10.72 34.0238.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 60.4 5.63 46.330.56
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2.5 0.24 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 61.6 5.74 286.6-78.50
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 201.9 18.82 166.521.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 27.8-100.00

US Imports from Palestinian Territories

The major share of US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.00% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (56.68% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.92% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (6.09% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.77% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (6.03% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $459.5 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $459.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $141.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $127.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $86.8 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $44.1 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $21.6 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $17.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2013 over the 2012 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 $660.3 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $210.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $156.4 thousand;
  • 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 $139.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $93.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $22.8 thousand.
US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9.9 0.17 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 893.6 15.61 916.4-2.49
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 876.0 15.30 416.5110.33
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 49.9 0.87 32.354.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 136.0 2.38 346.3-60.72
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 575.6 10.05 1,235.8-53.43
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 141.4 2.47 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 159.0 2.78 252.3-36.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21.6 0.38 0.0
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 3.0 0.05 2.143.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.7 0.05 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 453.5 7.92 325.839.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 16.8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 521.6 9.11 62.2738.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 44.1 0.77 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 44.4 0.77 200.8-77.90
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 0.0 0.00 139.8-100.00
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 6.3 0.11 0.7807.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 225.6 3.94 208.58.20
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,562.1 27.28 1,475.45.88
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce