US trade with Palestinian Territories in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 01, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Palestinian Territories in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Palestinian Territories

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Palestinian Territories totaled $2.9 million, up 70.20% ($1.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $0.9 million, up 190.61% ($0.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $2.0 million, up 42.66% ($0.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Palestinian Territories in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $1.0 million, a 1.19% decrease ($0.0 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Palestinian Territories was the US 198th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 200th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (up from 0.0002% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Palestinian Territories was the US 198th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 208th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total exports (up from 0.0001% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Palestinian Territories was the US 175th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 176th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Palestinian Territories

The major share of US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 61.48% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (36.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.09% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.19% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (51.53% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (1.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $263.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $261.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $155.7 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 $34.6 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $5.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $77.7 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $33.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $5.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $3.3 thousand.
US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 155.7 17.09 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 120.2 13.19 153.8-21.85
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 5.0 0.54 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 263.5 28.93 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 77.7-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 296.5 32.55 35.4737.21
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 70.1 7.69 35.497.74

US Imports from Palestinian Territories

The major share of US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 72.45% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (59.24% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $609.7 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $88.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $67.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $93.2 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 $78.7 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $53.9 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $23.5 thousand.
US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 345.9 17.69 439.1-21.23
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 627.7 32.09 18.03,388.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17.5 0.90 41.0-57.25
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.1 0.16 2.429.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 162.7 8.32 74.4118.59
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 154.9 7.92 208.8-25.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4.6 0.23 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 84.9 4.34 16.9400.78
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 15.6 0.80 11.436.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.0 0.15 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10.5 0.54 7.736.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4.1 0.21 0.0
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 2.6 0.13 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 78.7-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce