US trade (export - import) with Palestinian Territories in 2015

Published or Updated: Apr 14, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Palestinian Territories in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Palestinian Territories

In 2015, US trade with Palestinian Territories totaled $7.0 million, up 1.07% ($0.1 million) from 2014.

US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2015 were $1.1 million, down 43.50% ($0.8 million) from 2014.

US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2015 totaled $5.9 million, up 18.12% ($0.9 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Palestinian Territories in 2015 was $4.9 million, a 56.30% increase ($1.7 million) over 2014.

Palestinian Territories was the US 203rd largest trading partner in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (just as in 2014).

Palestinian Territories was the US 211th largest export market in 2015 (down from 210th in 2014), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (just as in 2014).

Palestinian Territories was the US 175th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 179th in 2014), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in 2014).

US Exports to Palestinian Territories

The major share of US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 40.62% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (18.27% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.46% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (54.28% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.85% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (8.51% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.89% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.00% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.60% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (2.62% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.00% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (4.86% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $169.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $39.8 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $27.6 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $25.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $19.5 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $10.5 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $10.3 thousand;
  • 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 $8.0 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $5.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2015 over 2014 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) - a decrease of $372.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $212.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $96.1 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $85.6 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) - a decrease of $79.2 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $71.5 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) - a decrease of $58.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $56.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $47.0 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $35.0 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $13.6 thousand;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $12.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $9.5 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $3.8 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 $3.5 thousand.
US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 36.0 3.31 107.5-66.50
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 27.6 2.54 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 56.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10.3 0.95 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 422.1 38.82 252.467.23
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 13.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 35.0-100.00
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 3.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 19.5 1.79 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 47.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 85.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.9 1.00 5.0119.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.5 0.23 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 39.8 3.66 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8.0 0.73 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.9 0.36 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 24.3 2.24 33.8-27.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 76.6 7.05 289.1-73.51
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 123.5 11.36 202.8-39.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 96.1-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 25.8 2.38 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 83.5 7.68 456.4-81.71
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 162.2 14.92 220.3-26.37
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.5 0.97 0.0

US Imports from Palestinian Territories

The major share of US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 62.22% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (55.73% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.89% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (0.13% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.17% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (4.28% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2015 over 2014 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 $1,197.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $236.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $177.7 thousand;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $112.1 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $23.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $345.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $215.4 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $81.4 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $79.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $77.5 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $26.4 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $19.0 thousand.
US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 26.4-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 556.3 9.36 902.1-38.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 141.6 2.38 223.0-36.51
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 95.3 1.60 79.719.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10.3 0.17 29.3-64.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 306.5 5.16 305.20.44
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,278.2 38.35 1,080.9110.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7.8 0.13 85.2-90.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 289.6 4.88 53.4442.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10.3 0.17 14.3-28.29
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 4.1 0.07 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.3 0.04 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18.2 0.31 25.5-28.71
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 215.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.0 0.12 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.2 0.05 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 43.9 0.74 123.0-64.26
69 Ceramic products 5.8 0.10 5.114.11
78 Lead and articles thereof 112.1 1.89 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12.1 0.20 14.0-13.30
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 2.8-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 285.2 4.80 261.69.02
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,750.4 29.47 1,572.711.30
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce