Dynamics of US trade with Saudi Arabia from 2012 to 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 17, 2018

The dynamics of US trade in goods with Saudi Arabia from 2012 to 2017: turnover, exports, imports, balance, rank, share, products.

Dynamics of US foreign trade with Saudi Arabia from 2012 to 2017 (in million US dollars)
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Turnover 75,288 72,061 67,058 43,047 36,034 35,872
Exports 17,961 18,960 18,705 19,690 18,023 16,260
Imports 57,327 53,100 48,353 23,357 18,011 19,611
Balance -39,366 -34,140 -29,648 -3,667 11 -3,351
Dynamics of the rank and share of Saudi Arabia in US foreign trade from 2012 to 2017
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Rank in US trade 9 10 12 21 22 22
Share in US trade, % 1.941 1.846 1.664 1.130 0.973 0.907
Rank in US exports 20 19 20 19 19 20
Share in US exports, % 1.163 1.202 1.155 1.309 1.240 1.052
Rank in US import 7 8 8 19 21 21
Share in US imports, % 2.456 2.282 2.006 1.013 0.801 0.814
Dynamics of the structure of US exports to Saudi Arabia by product types from 2012 to 2017 (percent of total exports)
Рroduct type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) 6.6 6.1 7.2 6.5 7.9 9.0
Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) 0.4 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6
Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) 8.0 7.9 8.9 8.2 8.1 8.3
Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5
Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) 4.2 3.8 3.8 2.7 2.5 2.5
Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) 74.1 74.0 69.9 74.9 72.3 65.2
Dynamics of the structure of US imports from Saudi Arabia by product types from 2012 to 2017 (percent of total imports)
Рroduct type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) 97.7 97.7 97.6 93.5 93.2 93.4
Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) 1.4 1.3 1.4 2.4 2.9 2.7
Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.3
Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.3
Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) 0.3 0.2 0.3 1.3 0.7 1.5
Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.5
Dynamics of US exports to Saudi Arabia from 2012 to 2017 by product groups (in million US dollars)
HS
code
Name of product group 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
01 Live animals 4.4 4.6 6.4 9.1 5.7 1.7
02 Meat and edible meat offal 34.3 37.5 23.5 12.9 10.1 10.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates​ 0.3 1.9 1.9 2.3 2.2 1.6
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 113.1 133.3 146.4 80.5 41.6 47.5
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.1 5.4 4.7 6.1 5.6 6.2
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.7
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7.0 11.8 12.2 11.5 9.5 6.7
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 85.1 91.0 118.4 139.0 134.3 167.8
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8.3 7.2 8.9 10.7 13.8 14.0
10 Cereals 266.7 235.4 346.2 303.8 446.1 395.7
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.6 0.5 1.4 1.7 1.5 0.5
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 238.5 179.6 184.5 208.2 246.0 262.8
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5.9 3.4 4.2 5.8 2.8 4.2
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.5 1.1 4.2
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 108.7 113.0 97.4 96.9 91.1 100.1
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1.6 2.6 1.3 1.6 0.8 1.9
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10.0 15.2 15.4 11.2 10.0 12.6
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17.3 23.6 25.6 30.2 27.6 20.5
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 57.6 55.4 53.5 52.9 54.3 45.9
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 74.4 76.1 91.7 112.1 93.0 82.2
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 73.9 96.1 100.2 116.2 120.4 133.8
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6.0 6.2 6.6 7.5 14.0 18.1
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 64.2 57.1 99.0 60.1 93.5 121.1
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.2
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11.4 12.8 19.9 30.6 24.3 25.4
26 Ores, slag and ash 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 58.8 113.5 135.5 109.4 117.8 77.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 52.4 68.3 81.8 75.0 77.4 57.6
29 Organic chemicals 118.4 186.0 225.1 154.5 104.3 106.3
30 Pharmaceutical products 247.4 262.1 283.1 324.9 249.7 217.4
31 Fertilizers 1.4 1.1 0.6 0.8 1.1 0.5
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 21.3 33.7 26.9 20.3 16.5 14.4
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 38.8 40.2 48.0 62.2 59.8 56.4
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 43.6 38.9 42.7 65.9 48.8 65.7
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 37.6 35.2 40.1 28.7 35.5 34.4
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 8.1 11.1 7.7 10.5 12.2 5.6
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5.9 6.6 3.5 2.8 1.7 2.7
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 488.1 394.6 458.2 427.8 473.3 441.1
39 Plastics and articles thereof 268.9 307.8 303.0 296.9 271.7 271.1
40 Rubber and articles thereof 107.1 120.1 139.2 147.4 101.0 82.4
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.6 0.9 0.8 1.7 1.2 1.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9.0 17.1 8.5 15.2 12.3 10.1
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal​ 23.9 21.3 21.7 31.0 17.9 20.1
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 79.4 68.0 70.1 73.6 70.0 64.3
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard​ 99.8 94.8 80.2 84.0 74.5 66.7
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.7 30.9 26.1 37.5 29.5 32.4
50 Silk 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
52 Cotton 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.1
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1
54 Man-made filaments 1.5 1.8 4.2 2.8 4.7 1.9
55 Man-made staple fibers 3.9 2.8 2.4 1.8 2.4 1.5
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7.6 8.9 7.2 7.3 8.5 7.5
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 15.7 11.1 11.2 8.9 7.6 7.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.0 0.5 0.9 1.3 0.6 0.7
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7.2 10.5 7.5 13.2 9.8 10.9
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.2 0.3 0.2 1.0 3.3 5.6
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted​​ 12.0 9.7 8.3 8.7 8.3 7.4
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 23.8 29.4 36.9 32.2 24.0 17.9
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7.8 8.2 29.6 19.1 14.3 13.7
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.1 3.9 3.7 3.2 3.4 3.3
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.0 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.3 3.2
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.7 1.0 1.0 1.3 0.8 0.7
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19.7 16.4 16.1 9.2 7.1 6.9
69 Ceramic products 14.6 26.5 14.1 10.3 7.1 6.6
70 Glass and glassware​ 20.0 20.4 21.5 18.8 13.0 13.5
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19.2 18.1 22.6 11.2 16.1 16.1
72 Iron and steel 80.3 31.6 104.2 67.0 23.4 21.5
73 Articles of iron or steel 208.8 232.0 242.7 212.2 189.0 171.3
74 Copper and articles thereof 44.3 55.9 43.4 56.8 50.2 60.3
75 Nickel and articles thereof 13.0 11.2 5.7 8.0 4.9 8.4
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 255.2 255.7 171.2 51.5 64.9 28.2
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.5 0.6 1.1 0.5 0.5 0.2
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1.9 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.6 1.1
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.1 0.1 0.6 2.2 2.0 0.2
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 16.4 6.0 7.7 6.5 1.6 6.6
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 99.3 85.9 92.3 80.0 79.6 74.7
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 42.2 46.3 43.6 42.8 36.6 31.1
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof​ 3537.9 3628.0 3584.8 3922.3 2627.2 2249.6
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 1231.1 1446.4 1524.7 1521.4 1298.4 1596.0
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 52.9 121.4 93.2 70.4 170.0 46.4
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6152.1 5771.7 4908.8 4816.5 3611.7 2572.2
88 Aircraft, spacecraft and parts thereof​ 1580.4 2120.6 2019.0 3641.0 4703.2 3507.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9.1 7.3 12.1 6.6 4.4 2.9
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 747.6 927.5 927.5 770.6 619.9 622.6
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof​ 3.1 3.6 3.8 7.2 8.0 6.5
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.2
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 242.2 332.7 646.7 303.8 598.1 1378.7
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 191.4 222.4 224.8 190.8 137.9 126.6
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 36.0 42.1 50.6 50.8 49.5 47.3
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.6 10.7 6.9 7.9 9.3 9.6
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.2 4.0 9.7 2.4 2.1 3.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 313.1 398.4 413.3 411.5 366.5 450.5
Dynamics of US imports from Saudi Arabia from 2012 to 2017 by product groups (in million US dollars)
HS
code
Name of product group 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates​ 3.0 0.0 0.3 2.3 8.1 2.6
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.7
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.5 1.7 1.2 1.2 1.7 2.6
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.7 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.9
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.0 1.1
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 55996.7 51883.2 47172.7 21845.7 16782.0 18318.1
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 54.0 56.4 70.4 6.4 16.8 9.0
29 Organic chemicals 487.0 461.0 349.2 342.7 239.9 309.3
30 Pharmaceutical products 2.8 0.1 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.9
31 Fertilizers 205.4 174.4 225.6 191.4 171.9 149.7
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.1 1.4 0.0 2.1 0.2 0.1
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1.1 1.6 0.8 1.3 1.4 1.8
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8.2 2.5 5.6 3.0 2.7 2.4
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19.6 6.3 11.0 12.4 80.8 59.4
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 2.1
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.6 2.3 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard​ 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8
54 Man-made filaments 37.7 43.6 45.3 34.1 39.2 34.6
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.0 0.9 14.7 16.5 11.8
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1.3 1.0 2.4 8.5 9.3 4.2
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7.0 2.2 0.7 0.2 0.4 1.6
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.8 1.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted​​ 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.6
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.1
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10.3 9.8 5.4 3.5 2.8 1.4
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
70 Glass and glassware​ 1.5 1.2 0.9 1.2 13.6 3.4
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 79.2 67.9 37.7 47.4 64.9 57.4
72 Iron and steel 4.4 3.1 26.6 42.8 1.5 28.9
73 Articles of iron or steel 144.3 113.1 75.5 72.7 11.4 82.6
74 Copper and articles thereof 1.1 2.2 0.9 1.9 0.9 0.8
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.6 0.0 0.3
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 45.7 12.7 42.7 182.5 104.7 168.9
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 2.3
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.1 0.0 0.1
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.3 0.9 0.5 0.6 1.6 1.5
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof​ 18.7 24.3 20.1 19.2 41.3 23.6
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 11.9 52.4 69.2 70.6 72.2 66.8
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.2 0.8 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
88 Aircraft, spacecraft and parts thereof​ 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.7 3.6
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.5 1.2 3.3 2.4 2.4 1.5
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.4 0.9 0.9 1.2 12.1
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 0.7 0.4 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.7
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.1 0.3 0.5 1.0 1.1 2.3
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 171.0 167.9 173.6 436.7 308.1 236.7
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce