US trade (export - import) with Palestinian Territories in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Palestinian Territories in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Palestinian Territories

In 2016, US trade with Palestinian Territories totaled $8.2 million, up 16.99% ($1.2 million) from 2015.

US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2016 totaled $1.3 million, up 19.17% ($0.2 million) from 2015.

US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2016 totaled $6.9 million, up 16.59% ($1.0 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Palestinian Territories in 2016 was $5.6 million, a 16.01% increase ($0.8 million) over 2015.

Palestinian Territories was the US 201st largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 203rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (just as in 2015).

Palestinian Territories was the US 210th largest export market in 2016 (up from 211th in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (just as in 2015).

Palestinian Territories was the US 172nd largest supplier in 2016 (up from 175th in 2015), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to Palestinian Territories

The major share of US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 55.47% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (28.46% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 29.47% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (40.62% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.05% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (1.00% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.64% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (5.85% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.80% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (3.89% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (2.60% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $379.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $123.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $33.1 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $26.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $95.4 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 $73.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $29.4 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $27.6 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 $25.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $24.3 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $14.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $12.7 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $10.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $10.5 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $8.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3.9 thousand.
US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21.2 1.64 36.0-41.09
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 27.6-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 326.7 25.22 422.1-22.59
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 52.5 4.05 19.5169.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.6 0.20 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26.5 2.05 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10.4 0.80 39.8-73.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 24.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 199.6 15.41 76.6160.57
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 50.0 3.86 123.5-59.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 379.4 29.28 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 13.1 1.01 25.8-49.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 76.6 5.91 83.5-8.22
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 136.9 10.57 162.2-15.62
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00

US Imports from Palestinian Territories

The major share of US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 70.88% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (62.22% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (1.89% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $941.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $609.8 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 $87.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $24.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2016 over the 2015 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 $345.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $137.2 thousand;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $112.1 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $47.3 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $43.9 thousand.
US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,166.1 16.84 556.3109.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,082.9 15.64 141.6664.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 48.0 0.69 95.3-49.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10.5 0.15 10.31.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 304.0 4.39 306.5-0.80
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,932.7 27.91 2,278.2-15.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 32.3 0.47 7.8315.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 309.5 4.47 289.66.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.6 0.05 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 19.4 0.28 10.389.30
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 4.1-100.00
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 2.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 18.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.1 0.03 0.0
52 Cotton 9.8 0.14 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 21.5 0.31 7.0206.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.5 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 43.9-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 112.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4.6 0.07 12.1-62.10
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 87.2 1.26 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 148.0 2.14 285.2-48.10
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,742.0 25.15 1,750.4-0.48
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce