US trade with Palestinian Territories in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 05, 2018

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

US Trade with Palestinian Territories

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Palestinian Territories totaled $7.2 million, up 33.61% ($1.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Palestinian Territories in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $2.4 million, up 127.99% ($1.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Palestinian Territories in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $4.8 million, up 10.31% ($0.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Palestinian Territories in the first nine months of 2017 was $2.3 million, a 28.26% decrease ($0.9 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Palestinian Territories was the US 201st largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 202nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

Palestinian Territories was the US 200th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 207th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total exports (up from 0.0001% in the first nine months of 2016).

Palestinian Territories was the US 178th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 177th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Palestinian Territories

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.58% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (58.56% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.31% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (27.60% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.95% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.57% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (1.98% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.07% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (2.48% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Palestinian Territories in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $420.4 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $413.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $299.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $226.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $163.1 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 $102.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $88.4 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $37.6 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.

The largest declines in US exports to Palestinian Territories in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $379.4 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 $29.3 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 nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 28.4 1.16 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 58.8 2.41 21.2177.16
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 413.6 16.95 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 450.8 18.47 287.756.70
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 93.5 3.83 5.11,720.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26.0 1.07 26.5-1.97
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 0.20 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.0 0.20 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 367.5 15.06 141.5159.72
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 0.0 0.00 29.3-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 379.4-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2.8 0.11 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 375.9 15.40 76.6390.53
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 192.7 7.90 90.0114.13
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 420.4 17.23 0.0

US Imports from Palestinian Territories

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 67.71% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (64.60% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.96% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (0.11% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Palestinian Territories in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $628.7 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $112.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $91.4 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;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $44.7 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $22.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $17.3 thousand.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $270.2 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $148.0 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $121.1 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 $87.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $35.8 thousand.
US imports from Palestinian Territories in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 662.7 13.85 932.8-28.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,385.4 28.96 756.683.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 37.6 0.79 48.0-21.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.8 0.12 10.5-44.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 373.6 7.81 261.243.02
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 554.4 11.59 675.5-17.92
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4.6 0.10 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8.1 0.17 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 104.3 2.18 23.2349.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 54.0 1.13 89.8-39.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.5 0.07 3.6-3.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 44.7 0.93 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 4.2 0.09 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.0 0.06 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 0.04 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22.4 0.47 15.049.62
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 0.47 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.2 0.25 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17.3 0.36 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 91.1 1.90 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 0.05 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 87.2-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 148.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,367.8 28.60 1,276.47.16
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce