US trade with Palestinian Territories in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 20, 2017

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

US Trade with Palestinian Territories

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Palestinian Territories totaled $6.0 million, up 78.86% ($2.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Palestinian Territories in the first half of 2017 totaled $2.0 million, up 250.22% ($1.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Palestinian Territories in the first half of 2017 totaled $4.0 million, up 43.47% ($1.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Palestinian Territories in the first half of 2017 was $2.0 million, a 10.35% decrease ($0.2 million) over the first half of 2016.

Palestinian Territories was the US 196th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 202nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (up from 0.0002% in the first half of 2016).

Palestinian Territories was the US 199th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 208th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total exports (up from 0.0001% in the first half of 2016).

Palestinian Territories was the US 174th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 179th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (just as in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Palestinian Territories

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.52% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (43.45% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.21% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (45.63% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.20% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.37% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.29% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (1.81% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Palestinian Territories in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $366.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $363.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $256.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $85.6 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) - an increase of $53.9 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;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $21.3 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.

The largest declines in US exports to Palestinian Territories in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $197.9 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $10.4 thousand.
US exports to Palestinian Territories in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 28.4 1.41 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19.3 0.96 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 366.2 18.20 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 275.8 13.70 254.58.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 90.8 4.51 5.11,666.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26.0 1.29 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 5.0 0.25 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 363.1 18.04 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 197.9-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2.8 0.14 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 308.6 15.34 51.8495.78
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 106.2 5.28 52.3102.95

US Imports from Palestinian Territories

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 72.00% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (63.69% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.35% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (0.17% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Palestinian Territories in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $1,367.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $86.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $81.1 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $22.3 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $12.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $12.2 thousand.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $223.4 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $117.2 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;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $31.2 thousand.
US imports from Palestinian Territories in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 531.2 13.31 754.6-29.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,385.4 34.70 18.07,599.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 37.6 0.94 41.0-8.42
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.8 0.15 2.4143.93
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 213.1 5.34 200.46.36
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 526.6 13.19 643.8-18.21
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4.6 0.12 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8.1 0.20 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 104.3 2.61 23.2349.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 54.0 1.35 85.2-36.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.5 0.09 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 0.11 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.0 0.07 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 0.05 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10.5 0.26 7.736.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 22.3 0.56 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.2 0.30 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 91.1 2.28 4.61,881.12
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 0.07 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