US trade (export - import) with Iraq in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 16, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Iraq in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Iraq

In 2016, US trade with Iraq totaled $7,569.2 million, up 15.79% ($1,032.0 million) from 2015.

US exports to Iraq in 2016 were $1,268.7 million, down 35.59% ($700.9 million) from 2015.

US imports from Iraq in 2016 totaled $6,300.5 million, up 37.94% ($1,732.9 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Iraq in 2016 was $5,031.8 million, a 93.68% increase ($2,433.8 million) over 2015.

Iraq was the US 48th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 54th in 2015), accounting for 0.2044% of US total trade (up from 0.1716% in 2015).

Iraq was the US 70th largest export market in 2016 (down from 59th in 2015), accounting for 0.0873% of US total exports (down from 0.1310% in 2015).

Iraq was the US 39th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 50th in 2015), accounting for 0.2801% of US total imports (up from 0.1980% in 2015).

US Exports to Iraq

The major share of US exports to Iraq in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.62% of US total exports to Iraq (78.54% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.64% of US total exports to Iraq (9.08% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.41% of US total exports to Iraq (3.73% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.84% of US total exports to Iraq (2.66% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Iraq in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5,960.1 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $5,824.5 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4,154.8 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $4,151.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Iraq in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $346,333.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $86,712.0 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 $75,778.9 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $55,711.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $51,142.7 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $29,750.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $21,884.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $18,891.3 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $10,351.4 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $7,558.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $6,778.9 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $4,413.9 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $4,224.9 thousand.
US exports to Iraq in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 424.7-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 60,288.6 4.75 54,464.110.69
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 141.4 0.01 87.162.35
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 1,332.4-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 75.0 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 118.0 0.01 11.0972.73
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 100.9 0.01 107.8-6.46
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,030.2 0.48 1,875.4221.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 176.3 0.01 104.369.05
10 Cereals 46,106.5 3.63 101,818.4-54.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 13.4 0.00 22.2-39.51
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,574.3 1.15 13,481.98.10
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 15.9 0.00 66.7-76.22
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 9.0 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 460.3 0.04 250.084.11
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 364.7 0.03 107.0240.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 160.1 0.01 135.817.88
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 82.6 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,037.4 0.08 834.524.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 480.7 0.04 206.0133.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,252.6 0.34 2,817.350.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 83.1 0.01 396.8-79.05
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 440.3 0.03 67.0557.30
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 19.2 0.00 252.1-92.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 30.2 0.00 303.1-90.04
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,600.4 0.52 6,331.54.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 240.0 0.02 1,257.8-80.92
29 Organic chemicals 4,284.8 0.34 2,857.149.97
30 Pharmaceutical products 23,934.6 1.89 25,432.9-5.89
31 Fertilizers 242.8 0.02 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,745.7 0.14 315.6453.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,103.0 0.40 3,470.147.06
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 1,879.5 0.15 2,806.1-33.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,965.0 0.23 2,933.61.07
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4,509.3 0.36 4,782.9-5.72
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,438.6 0.35 286.81,447.40
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,726.9 0.61 7,470.13.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,919.4 0.70 15,698.3-43.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,674.8 0.21 6,208.7-56.92
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 367.4 0.03 178.7105.55
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 39.3 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 594.5 0.05 981.7-39.44
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 12.9 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 98.3 0.01 15.4539.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 504.4 0.04 260.093.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 210.9 0.02 1,257.7-83.23
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 36.0-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3.6 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 11.0 0.00 5.2112.61
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 70.6-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 11.9 0.00 19.4-38.44
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 38.2 0.00 45.6-16.10
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 372.9 0.03 5.66,619.24
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 28.2 0.00 44.7-36.93
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 393.3 0.03 3,325.8-88.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 480.5 0.04 331.045.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,838.4 0.22 1,996.142.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,709.8 0.13 531.3221.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 592.4 0.05 976.1-39.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 272.4 0.02 1,036.2-73.71
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 10.5 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 761.6 0.06 297.9155.61
69 Ceramic products 163.8 0.01 61.5166.24
70 Glass and glassware 794.6 0.06 2,013.1-60.53
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 397.9 0.03 73.5441.26
72 Iron and steel 70.7 0.01 278.2-74.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,572.5 0.99 34,457.2-63.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 168.3 0.01 780.6-78.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 466.2 0.04 371.625.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,402.0 0.19 939.1155.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 13.3 0.00 82.2-83.79
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 28.7-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 10.8 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 29.2 0.00 218.0-86.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,132.8 0.48 13,691.5-55.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,457.3 0.11 1,470.6-0.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 463,677.2 36.55 550,389.2-15.75
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 105,913.1 8.35 181,692.0-41.71
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 151.7 0.01 4,376.6-96.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 212,525.2 16.75 263,668.0-19.40
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 64,655.2 5.10 410,989.0-84.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 67.2 0.01 4,481.1-98.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 112,383.8 8.86 131,275.1-14.39
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 102.4 0.01 115.0-10.95
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5.2 0.00 33.4-84.43
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 5,523.9 0.44 35,274.7-84.34
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 6,306.2 0.50 4,092.554.09
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,333.9 0.42 15,685.3-65.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 319.4 0.03 430.2-25.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11.2 0.00 793.4-98.59
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 47,400.3 3.74 41,440.214.38

US Imports from Iraq

The major share of US imports from Iraq in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 99.94% of US total imports from Iraq (99.72% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Iraq in 2016 over 2015 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 $1,741,587.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Iraq in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Iraq in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 23.0 0.00 6.3267.38
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 140.5-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 484.7 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 38.2-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 25.4 0.00 52.2-51.32
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 25.9 0.00 20.327.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 42.9 0.00 48.8-11.97
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,296,557.0 99.94 4,554,969.938.23
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 74.8 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.1 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 28.0 0.00 4.7492.05
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 88.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.8 0.00 6.144.72
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 221.7 0.00 671.1-66.97
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 14.2 0.00 20.0-29.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.4 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 30.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.6 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 3.8 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.1 0.00 97.1-95.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.1 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.5 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5.1 0.00 0.0
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 66.5 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 69.9 0.00 179.8-61.10
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.5 0.00 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 4.7 0.00 0.41,094.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.4 0.00 16.7-79.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,525.1 0.04 966.3161.31
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 296.6 0.00 10,218.3-97.10
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce