US trade (export - import) with Qatar in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 02, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Qatar in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Qatar

In 2018, US trade with Qatar totaled $6,035.8 million, up 38.44% ($1,675.8 million) from 2017.

US exports to Qatar in 2018 totaled $4,434.3 million, up 42.19% ($1,315.7 million) from 2017.

US imports from Qatar in 2018 totaled $1,601.5 million, up 29.01% ($360.1 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Qatar in 2018 was $2,832.8 million, a 50.91% increase ($955.6 million) over 2017.

Qatar was the US 58th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 63rd in 2017), accounting for 0.1410% of US total trade (up from 0.1103% in 2017).

Qatar was the US 47th largest export market in 2018 (up from 50th in 2017), accounting for 0.2664% of US total exports (up from 0.2017% in 2017).

Qatar was the US 69th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 73rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0612% of US total imports (up from 0.0515% in 2017).

US Exports to Qatar

The major share of US exports to Qatar in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.75% of US total exports to Qatar (75.33% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.41% of US total exports to Qatar (5.44% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.06% of US total exports to Qatar (3.80% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.91% of US total exports to Qatar (0.48% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.64% of US total exports to Qatar (1.84% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.36% of US total exports to Qatar (2.04% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Qatar in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $482.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $293.0 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $138.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $113.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $85.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $40.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $32.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $31.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $29.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $15.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Qatar in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US exports to Qatar in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 21,322.1 0.48 9,306.9129.10
02 Meat and edible meat offal 33,873.1 0.76 43,243.2-21.67
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 690.3 0.02 641.37.63
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,546.4 0.10 4,626.7-1.74
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 266.1 0.01 17.11,457.70
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 592.8 0.01 245.5141.49
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 545.2 0.01 799.7-31.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 17,567.9 0.40 11,683.550.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,155.0 0.03 1,005.714.84
10 Cereals 1,057.0 0.02 2,573.5-58.93
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 43.9 0.00 83.2-47.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,040.5 0.14 3,465.274.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 85.1 0.00 83.02.56
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 588.6 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,925.1 0.04 2,601.5-26.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 366.5 0.01 639.5-42.68
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,977.9 0.04 1,842.17.37
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,397.9 0.05 2,762.6-13.20
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,375.2 0.19 7,094.518.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,573.9 0.15 5,122.128.34
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17,352.8 0.39 16,218.07.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,296.6 0.07 3,165.94.13
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,135.8 0.12 1,278.8301.61
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 80.9 0.00 8.4866.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,009.0 0.02 768.931.22
26 Ores, slag and ash 6.2 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 127,820.2 2.88 14,277.3795.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,006.9 0.07 3,332.1-9.76
29 Organic chemicals 17,221.1 0.39 15,734.39.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 25,494.1 0.57 15,150.168.28
31 Fertilizers 386.5 0.01 327.518.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,163.0 0.18 4,542.779.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,897.5 0.16 6,245.510.44
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 12,283.1 0.28 8,219.349.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,376.8 0.08 3,430.9-1.58
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,102.7 0.05 1,937.18.55
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 162.6 0.00 78.7106.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 84,593.8 1.91 55,407.852.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 62,070.5 1.40 46,235.734.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,936.0 0.31 8,909.156.43
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 413.0 0.01 316.530.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,633.8 0.04 1,839.8-11.20
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 102.1 0.00 30.4235.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,332.9 0.12 3,875.637.60
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 16.3 0.00 2.5541.64
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 324.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,430.5 0.08 3,400.40.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,220.0 0.14 6,672.5-6.78
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 10.3 0.00 17.0-39.01
52 Cotton 33.9 0.00 39.4-14.11
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2.8 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 342.2 0.01 849.2-59.70
55 Man-made staple fibers 411.4 0.01 529.6-22.32
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,606.5 0.06 552.9371.40
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,205.4 0.07 3,232.4-0.83
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 117.5 0.00 269.9-56.46
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,403.1 0.05 2,055.116.93
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 59.2 0.00 48.721.59
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,832.3 0.09 3,588.96.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9,469.3 0.21 8,944.55.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,427.4 0.05 1,588.052.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,367.3 0.03 898.252.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,527.1 0.10 611.0640.99
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 43.6 0.00 7.4490.49
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 85.6 0.00 184.8-53.67
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,497.4 0.12 7,557.0-27.25
69 Ceramic products 4,191.1 0.09 1,541.3171.91
70 Glass and glassware 3,652.6 0.08 5,628.2-35.10
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 60,405.0 1.36 63,745.0-5.24
72 Iron and steel 1,510.6 0.03 678.3122.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 38,897.8 0.88 33,142.917.36
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,278.4 0.07 2,252.145.57
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,778.3 0.06 2,085.133.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,252.8 0.16 3,555.9103.96
78 Lead and articles thereof 85.8 0.00 29.9186.76
79 Zinc and articles thereof 183.3 0.00 76.5139.51
80 Tin and articles thereof 16.4 0.00 56.0-70.69
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 591.5 0.01 407.245.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,687.4 0.22 6,816.742.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,364.6 0.19 8,248.21.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 334,282.7 7.54 301,672.310.81
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 630,734.8 14.22 148,577.3324.52
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 7,301.2 0.16 11,359.5-35.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 250,260.7 5.64 218,374.114.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,871,532.6 42.21 1,578,496.418.56
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,792.6 0.09 4,099.3-7.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 172,481.4 3.89 86,684.598.98
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,608.0 0.04 1,958.6-17.90
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 102.6 0.00 102.50.05
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 227,029.1 5.12 88,353.6156.96
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 35,403.2 0.80 38,742.1-8.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,695.3 0.22 11,706.3-17.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 892.4 0.02 1,086.5-17.87
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8,924.0 0.20 7,639.116.82
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 181,344.7 4.09 140,846.028.75

US Imports from Qatar

The major share of US imports from Qatar in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 46.77% of US total imports from Qatar (24.41% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.95% of US total imports from Qatar (31.85% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 19.16% of US total imports from Qatar (24.77% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.17% of US total imports from Qatar (9.12% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Qatar in 2018 over 2017 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 $441.7 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $63.6 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Qatar in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $94.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $44.7 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $14.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $14.0 million.
US imports from Qatar in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 10.5 0.00 88.7-88.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4.7 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4.7 0.00 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,285.3 0.27 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 744,793.4 46.51 303,058.3145.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 35,518.6 2.22 32,109.710.62
29 Organic chemicals 21,363.6 1.33 35,702.6-40.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 53.5 0.00 0.0
31 Fertilizers 383,736.9 23.96 320,178.919.85
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 96.5 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,001.1 0.12 1,849.98.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,730.5 0.30 5,543.8-14.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 46.0 0.00 12.4272.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.2 0.00 3.7119.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 44.3 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29.1 0.00 25.016.56
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 16.0 0.00 0.91,780.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.8 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.3 0.00 22.7-89.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.7 0.00 12.6-22.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 62.1 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 28.8-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18,745.8 1.17 113,268.5-83.45
72 Iron and steel 11,435.4 0.71 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,047.4 0.13 4.842,608.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 10.1 0.00 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 78.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 293,334.0 18.32 307,360.7-4.56
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.9 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 37.6 0.00 8.0368.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,368.0 0.15 699.0238.75
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 496.6 0.03 330.850.12
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 119.0 0.01 93.627.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 63.1 0.00 13.7361.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 231.4 0.01 335.1-30.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
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 0.5 0.00 26.5-98.12
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 116.6 0.01 178.3-34.59
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 75,667.3 4.72 120,364.3-37.13
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce