US trade (export - import) with Palestinian Territories in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Palestinian Territories in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Palestinian Territories

In 2014, US trade with Palestinian Territories totaled $7.0 million, up 2.27% ($0.2 million) from 2013.

US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2014 totaled $1.9 million, up 79.38% ($0.9 million) from 2013.

US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2014 were $5.0 million, down 12.18% ($0.7 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Palestinian Territories in 2014 was $3.1 million, a 33.28% decrease ($1.5 million) over 2013.

Palestinian Territories was the US 203rd largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 206th in 2013), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (just as in 2013).

Palestinian Territories was the US 210th largest export market in 2014 (up from 213th in 2013), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (just as in 2013).

Palestinian Territories was the US 179th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 175th in 2013), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in 2013).

US Exports to Palestinian Territories

The major share of US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 54.28% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (32.31% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.27% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (34.70% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.51% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (12.88% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.86% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.81% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.62% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.00% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $394.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $182.0 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 $87.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $85.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $56.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $47.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $37.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $35.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $35.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $33.8 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 $18.5 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $13.6 thousand;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $12.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $121.6 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $30.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $20.9 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $14.8 thousand.
US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 107.5 5.59 138.1-22.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 56.3 2.93 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 14.8-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 252.4 13.12 214.917.47
31 Fertilizers 13.6 0.71 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 35.0 1.82 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 3.5 0.18 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 121.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 20.9-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 47.0 2.44 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 85.6 4.45 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.1 0.16 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.0 0.26 8.7-42.99
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.8 0.20 0.0
78 Lead and articles thereof 12.9 0.67 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 33.8 1.76 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 289.1 15.03 107.1169.96
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 202.8 10.54 115.076.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 96.1 4.99 60.459.09
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts 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 456.4 23.72 61.6640.78
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 220.3 11.45 201.99.15

US Imports from Palestinian Territories

The major share of US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.73% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (50.00% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.28% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (7.92% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2014 over 2013 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) - an increase of $505.3 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $169.2 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $36.0 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $29.7 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $29.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $25.5 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $16.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $653.0 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $398.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $238.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $105.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $56.1 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $44.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $30.4 thousand.
US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26.4 0.53 9.9167.57
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 902.1 17.94 893.60.95
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 223.0 4.43 876.0-74.54
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 79.7 1.58 49.959.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 29.3 0.58 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 305.2 6.07 136.0124.37
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,080.9 21.49 575.687.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 85.2 1.69 141.4-39.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 53.4 1.06 159.0-66.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.1 0.06 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14.3 0.28 21.6-33.64
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 3.0-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 25.5 0.51 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 215.4 4.28 453.5-52.51
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 123.0 2.45 521.6-76.43
69 Ceramic products 5.1 0.10 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 44.1-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.4 0.13 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14.0 0.28 44.4-68.47
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 2.8 0.06 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 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 261.6 5.20 225.615.97
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,572.7 31.27 1,562.10.68
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce