US trade (export - import) with Palestinian Territories in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 17, 2019

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

US Trade with Palestinian Territories

In 2018, US trade with Palestinian Territories was $8.0 million, down 16.53% ($1.6 million) from 2017.

US exports to Palestinian Territories in 2018 were $2.5 million, down 10.56% ($0.3 million) from 2017.

US imports from Palestinian Territories in 2018 were $5.5 million, down 18.96% ($1.3 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Palestinian Territories in 2018 was $3.0 million, a 24.70% decrease ($1.0 million) over 2017.

Palestinian Territories was the US 207th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 200th in 2017), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (just as in 2017).

Palestinian Territories was the US 203rd largest export market in 2018 (down from 202nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (down from 0.0002% in 2017).

Palestinian Territories was the US 182nd largest supplier in 2018 (down from 178th in 2017), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in 2017).

US Exports to Palestinian Territories

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 41.70% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (26.85% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.94% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (30.74% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.06% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (3.15% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.54% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.18% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.43% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (1.11% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (14.95% in 2017).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $412.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $154.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $83.6 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 $74.1 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $72.0 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $64.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $60.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $36.0 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $28.7 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $26.0 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $10.6 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) - an increase of $8.2 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $7.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Palestinian Territories 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 $413.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $409.4 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $134.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $126.5 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 $114.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $68.5 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $28.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $13.5 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $13.2 thousand.
US exports to Palestinian Territories 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 28.7 1.16 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 28.4-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 45.6 1.84 58.8-22.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 64.5 2.61 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 60.7 2.45 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 413.6-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10.6 0.43 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 510.1 20.61 644.3-20.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5.4 0.22 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 8.2 0.33 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 85.1 3.44 98.6-13.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 412.5 16.67 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 109.6 4.43 26.0321.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 72.0 2.91 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 2.6 0.11 5.0-47.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 154.3 6.23 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7.5 0.30 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 359.3 14.52 427.8-16.00
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 79.1 3.20 5.01,480.74
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 38.8 1.57 2.81,286.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 288.3 11.65 414.9-30.50
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 94.7 3.83 208.8-54.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26.0 1.05 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 11.0 0.44 420.4-97.38

US Imports from Palestinian Territories

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 64.75% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (69.70% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.46% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (0.36% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.42% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (2.49% in 2017).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $372.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $50.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $49.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $41.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $37.8 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $20.3 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 $18.3 thousand.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,070.6 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $214.1 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $204.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $146.9 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $125.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $109.1 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $22.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $17.3 thousand.
US imports from Palestinian Territories 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8.8 0.16 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,187.3 21.50 815.345.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,215.8 22.02 2,286.4-46.82
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 57.8 1.05 37.654.02
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 13.2 0.24 5.8126.31
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 216.1 3.91 430.2-49.77
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 656.7 11.89 861.4-23.77
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 52.8 0.96 178.0-70.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 80.5 1.46 73.110.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 86.1 1.56 44.792.52
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 6.0 0.11 4.242.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18.6 0.34 3.0528.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 53.5 0.97 15.6241.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.5 0.03 1.8-17.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27.9 0.51 22.424.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 50.6 0.92 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.7 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 22.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 12.2-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 17.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 109.1-100.00
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 78.6 1.42 60.230.42
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 0.6-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 102.1 1.85 52.793.80
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11.0 0.20 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,596.1 28.91 1,743.0-8.43
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce