US trade with Syria in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Syria in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Syria

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Syria totaled $2.8 million, up 1.40% ($0.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Syria in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1.3 million, up 16.87% ($0.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Syria in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $1.5 million, down 8.64% ($0.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Syria in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $0.3 million, a 55.89% decrease ($0.3 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Syria was the US 193rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Syria was the US 195th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total exports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Syria was the US 174th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Syria

The major share of US exports to Syria in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 85.09% of US total exports to Syria (44.62% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.10% of US total exports to Syria (51.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total exports to Syria (4.16% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Syria in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $578.8 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $19.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $13.5 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $4.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Syria in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $494.5 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $34.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $32.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $12.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $9.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $7.2 thousand;
  • 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 $5.4 thousand.
US exports to Syria in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
10 Cereals 53.5 4.26 34.057.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,014.2 80.82 435.4132.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 34.0-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.1 0.33 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 494.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 22.3 1.78 8.8152.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 32.7-100.00

US Imports from Syria

The major share of US imports from Syria in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.64% of US total imports from Syria (60.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.91% of US total imports from Syria (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.66% of US total imports from Syria (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.07% of US total imports from Syria (2.27% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Syria in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $196.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $43.7 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $23.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $23.8 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $15.3 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - an increase of $8.5 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $6.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Syria in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $180.4 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $102.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $91.9 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $51.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $22.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $11.2 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $8.0 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $6.1 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $6.1 thousand.
US imports from Syria in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 180.4-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 772.8 51.16 576.733.99
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 43.5 2.88 94.9-54.16
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 40.6 2.69 16.8141.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 28.9 1.91 120.7-76.09
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
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 23.8 1.57 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.4 0.09 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 8.5 0.56 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 22.3-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.0 0.07 12.2-91.91
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 445.6 29.50 548.4-18.75
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 43.7 2.89 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15.3 1.01 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 29.2 1.93 28.13.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.4 0.42 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.5 0.17 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce