US trade with Palestinian Territories in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 05, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Palestinian Territories in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Palestinian Territories

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Palestinian Territories was $2.4 million, down 16.28% ($0.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $0.3 million, up 44.95% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $2.0 million, down 21.61% ($0.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Palestinian Territories in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $1.7 million, a 27.95% decrease ($0.7 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Palestinian Territories was the US 199th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 194th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (down from 0.0003% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Palestinian Territories was the US 206th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 211th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Palestinian Territories was the US 172nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 166th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (down from 0.0004% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Palestinian Territories

The major share of US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 60.81% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (38.37% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.91% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (40.80% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.43% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $154.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $39.0 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $4.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $3.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $42.4 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 $30.8 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 $15.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $13.1 thousand.
US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
30 Pharmaceutical products 193.5 59.27 39.0395.71
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.0 1.55 47.4-89.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4.7 1.43 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.0 0.91 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 60.2 18.45 58.13.69
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 5.0 1.53 20.7-75.82
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39.0 11.93 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 16.1 4.94 46.9-65.65

US Imports from Palestinian Territories

The major share of US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 74.40% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (81.39% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.73% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $574.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $64.6 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 $57.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $52.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $18.0 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $15.6 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $13.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $950.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $200.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $90.4 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $80.6 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $19.4 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $9.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $6.5 thousand.
US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 152.7 7.52 233.2-34.54
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 901.1 44.39 326.3176.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 56.6 2.79 42.832.18
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 307.0 15.12 1,257.1-75.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 73.7 3.63 9.1711.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19.2 0.94 219.7-91.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 19.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15.6 0.77 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18.0 0.89 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 57.6 2.84 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 0.6 0.03 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 52.7 2.59 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 375.1 18.48 465.6-19.42
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce