US trade with Palestinian Territories in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Palestinian Territories in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Palestinian Territories

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Palestinian Territories totaled $3.1 million, up 87.57% ($1.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1.1 million, up 321.77% ($0.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $2.0 million, up 44.24% ($0.6 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Palestinian Territories in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $0.9 million, a 18.76% decrease ($0.2 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Palestinian Territories was the US 191st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 200th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (up from 0.0002% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Palestinian Territories was the US 197th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 208th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total exports (up from 0.0001% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Palestinian Territories was the US 169th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 177th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (up from 0.0003% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Palestinian Territories

The major share of US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.36% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (38.54% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.11% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.40% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (52.28% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.33% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.36% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (2.71% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $210.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $99.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $90.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $54.9 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $28.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $26.0 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $19.3 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 $19.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $120.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $7.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4.2 thousand.
US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 28.4 2.58 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19.3 1.75 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 210.5 19.11 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 155.6 14.12 100.754.57
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 90.8 8.24 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26.0 2.36 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 99.6 9.04 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 120.1-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2.8 0.25 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12.2 1.10 16.4-25.87
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 36.2 3.28 16.9113.87

US Imports from Palestinian Territories

The major share of US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 71.56% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (68.01% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.27% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (0.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $757.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $82.4 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $22.3 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $20.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $13.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $12.2 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $8.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $130.1 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $75.5 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $63.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $35.3 thousand.
US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 185.3 9.10 315.5-41.26
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 757.7 37.21 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20.0 0.98 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.7 0.13 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 50.4 2.48 126.0-59.97
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 371.7 18.25 435.0-14.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8.1 0.40 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 19.4 0.95 6.3209.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 38.4 1.89 73.8-47.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.5 0.17 3.6-3.29
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 4.2 0.21 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.8 0.09 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 22.3 1.10 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.2 0.60 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 87.0 4.27 4.61,792.54
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce