US trade with Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Qatar

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Qatar was $665.8 million, down 63.38% ($1,152.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $415.7 million, down 73.32% ($1,142.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $250.2 million, down 3.83% ($10.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $165.5 million, a 87.25% decrease ($1,132.3 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Qatar was the US 74th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 48th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0675% of US total trade (down from 0.1964% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Qatar was the US 65th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 35th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1081% of US total exports (down from 0.4285% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Qatar was the US 76th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 74th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0416% of US total imports (down from 0.0463% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Qatar

The major share of US exports to Qatar 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) - 51.75% of US total exports to Qatar (90.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.00% of US total exports to Qatar (2.28% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.24% of US total exports to Qatar (1.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.55% of US total exports to Qatar (0.95% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.55% of US total exports to Qatar (0.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.33% of US total exports to Qatar (0.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $64.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • 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 $3.9 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.4 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1,153.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $37.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $11.2 million;
  • 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 $7.2 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • 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 $1.5 million.
US exports to Qatar 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
(%)
01 Live animals 15.0 0.00 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,347.8 2.25 9,861.6-5.21
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 128.8 0.03 118.78.58
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 565.3 0.14 631.7-10.51
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8.6 0.00 9.9-13.29
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 178.0 0.04 93.690.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 140.2 0.03 220.3-36.37
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,548.6 0.61 1,498.870.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 188.3 0.05 169.710.97
10 Cereals 955.4 0.23 685.239.43
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7.9 0.00 29.1-72.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 486.7 0.12 495.7-1.81
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5.6 0.00 20.7-72.81
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 708.9 0.17 427.265.94
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 161.3 0.04 106.551.51
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 179.9 0.04 288.9-37.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 600.9 0.14 637.8-5.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 990.6 0.24 970.22.10
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 653.2 0.16 571.214.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,074.4 0.74 3,644.2-15.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 553.3 0.13 313.576.49
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 278.6 0.07 205.335.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 413.9 0.10 247.567.25
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,010.0 1.45 385.41,459.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,003.0 0.24 721.439.05
29 Organic chemicals 3,570.8 0.86 809.3341.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,529.4 0.61 2,727.1-7.25
31 Fertilizers 48.0 0.01 27.574.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,191.8 0.29 1,110.07.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,204.4 0.29 2,719.0-55.70
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 1,527.1 0.37 1,142.433.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 660.4 0.16 526.325.48
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 117.5 0.03 108.28.58
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 54.5 0.01 7.2656.29
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,378.2 2.74 13,521.0-15.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,048.8 1.94 10,239.8-21.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,913.0 0.46 1,804.36.02
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 132.0 0.03 173.2-23.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 494.2 0.12 723.1-31.65
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.2 0.00 17.2-75.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,078.7 0.26 1,945.2-44.54
45 Cork and articles of cork 9.9 0.00 3.7168.51
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.5 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8.8 0.00 173.1-94.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 562.8 0.14 1,691.2-66.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,600.7 0.39 4,006.0-60.04
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
52 Cotton 2.7 0.00 7.7-65.22
54 Man-made filaments 494.9 0.12 33.41,379.79
55 Man-made staple fibers 117.6 0.03 88.133.57
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 239.8 0.06 507.8-52.77
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 258.4 0.06 414.6-37.67
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 218.3 0.05 5.53,833.70
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 377.0 0.09 187.8100.78
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 10.2 0.00 3.1226.84
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 928.0 0.22 460.5101.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,174.9 0.52 1,609.035.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 181.7 0.04 462.3-60.71
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 131.2 0.03 53.2146.79
65 Headgear and parts thereof 352.5 0.08 129.0173.31
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4.5 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 16.4 0.00 8.593.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 841.9 0.20 2,343.5-64.08
69 Ceramic products 485.4 0.12 297.463.22
70 Glass and glassware 1,174.0 0.28 3,087.3-61.97
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 916.1 0.22 8,128.7-88.73
72 Iron and steel 94.6 0.02 171.4-44.83
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,471.2 2.28 7,077.033.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 613.9 0.15 1,133.0-45.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 723.7 0.17 319.0126.85
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 982.8 0.24 661.048.69
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 118.4-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.8 0.00 17.0-83.29
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 82.0 0.02 1,984.6-95.87
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 944.9 0.23 1,005.7-6.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,852.8 0.45 2,356.3-21.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 73,521.4 17.69 84,756.5-13.26
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 32,798.4 7.89 28,870.013.61
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 823.2 0.20 644.827.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 40,788.4 9.81 77,953.8-47.68
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 47,871.1 11.52 1,200,977.6-96.01
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,327.7 0.56 1,965.118.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,976.3 4.08 18,905.8-10.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 451.1 0.11 669.1-32.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 13.7 0.00 39.2-64.91
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 65,022.5 15.64 145.444,612.33
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 9,239.3 2.22 10,702.0-13.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,649.2 0.64 3,585.2-26.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 250.3 0.06 332.4-24.69
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,521.2 0.37 1,323.014.98

US Imports from Qatar

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 41.78% of US total imports from Qatar (38.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 34.06% of US total imports from Qatar (33.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.81% of US total imports from Qatar (26.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $9.7 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter 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) - a decrease of $36.6 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $5.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US imports from Qatar 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
(%)
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 36.1-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 32,033.7 12.81 68,633.0-53.33
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,714.6 2.68 11,935.8-43.74
29 Organic chemicals 10,701.4 4.28 1,027.8941.21
31 Fertilizers 86,114.5 34.42 85,120.01.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 163.7 0.07 594.2-72.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 817.4 0.33 407.6100.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.5 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.0 0.00 5.9103.03
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.9 0.00 6.0-85.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.3 0.00 46.8-88.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.7 0.00 5.2-85.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,049.3 0.42 9.710,744.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 78.6 0.03 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 85,131.2 34.03 86,070.5-1.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 145.2 0.06 97.748.68
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 83.9 0.03 25.4230.21
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 88.5 0.04 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 51.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 92.5 0.04 10.1820.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.6 0.00 2.824.68
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 7.5 0.00 4.279.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 46.8 0.02 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce