US trade (export - import) with Jordan in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 30, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Jordan in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Jordan

In 2017, US trade with Jordan totaled $3,691.8 million, up 19.48% ($602.0 million) from 2016.

US exports to Jordan in 2017 totaled $1,962.9 million, up 31.31% ($468.1 million) from 2016.

US imports from Jordan in 2017 totaled $1,728.9 million, up 8.40% ($133.9 million) from 2016.

US trade balance with Jordan went from a deficit of $100.1 million in 2016, to a surplus of $234.0 million in 2017.

Jordan was the US 64th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 67th in 2016), accounting for 0.0934% of US total trade (up from 0.0834% in 2016).

Jordan was the US 61st largest export market in 2017 (up from 66th in 2016), accounting for 0.1270% of US total exports (up from 0.1029% in 2016).

Jordan was the US 66th largest supplier in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0718% of US total imports (up from 0.0709% in 2016).

US Exports to Jordan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.99% of US total exports to Jordan (60.20% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.46% of US total exports to Jordan (18.69% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.46% of US total exports to Jordan (4.68% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.54% of US total exports to Jordan (5.18% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.05% of US total exports to Jordan (0.93% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.03% of US total exports to Jordan (1.07% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.81% of US total exports to Jordan (1.47% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Jordan in 2017 over 2016 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 $174.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $141.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $115.6 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $31.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $19.7 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $6.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $6.6 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $6.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Jordan in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $15.3 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) - a decrease of $7.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5.9 million.
US exports to Jordan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 134.8 0.01 103.030.84
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,490.4 0.79 10,467.347.99
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 443.4 0.02 513.2-13.60
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,468.6 0.28 5,189.95.37
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 142.4 0.01 353.3-59.69
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 365.7 0.02 259.840.77
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,619.1 0.13 1,474.277.66
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 57,468.4 2.93 50,786.513.16
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 745.3 0.04 750.1-0.64
10 Cereals 163,375.0 8.32 143,638.813.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 275.7 0.01 223.323.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,944.9 0.40 12,542.5-36.66
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 136.5 0.01 6.12,148.76
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 18.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,571.2 0.28 5,246.76.18
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 15.6 0.00 91.3-82.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,617.7 0.08 2,178.3-25.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,056.6 0.16 3,100.0-1.40
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,292.3 0.12 3,326.6-31.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,366.2 0.27 7,003.0-23.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22,484.3 1.15 22,303.60.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,160.5 0.11 2,496.8-13.47
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,584.7 0.28 6,516.0-14.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 609.2 0.03 832.5-26.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,980.8 0.10 1,812.99.26
26 Ores, slag and ash 54.0 0.00 78.0-30.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 242,468.5 12.35 68,117.8255.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,007.1 0.05 4,078.3-75.31
29 Organic chemicals 6,266.3 0.32 7,613.5-17.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,398.4 0.84 16,337.10.37
31 Fertilizers 635.7 0.03 738.9-13.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 810.8 0.04 653.224.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,723.8 0.29 4,696.221.88
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 3,040.1 0.15 2,154.441.11
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,028.0 0.26 2,912.372.65
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4,604.2 0.23 462.8894.93
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 424.2 0.02 633.7-33.05
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,996.7 0.31 6,550.5-8.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,428.6 0.74 19,510.5-26.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,086.9 0.26 11,030.1-53.88
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 27.1 0.00 97.5-72.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 506.0 0.03 873.2-42.05
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 30.1 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,960.3 0.25 4,620.87.35
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,829.0 0.40 5,405.544.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,824.7 0.25 4,315.011.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,548.6 0.13 1,727.447.54
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
52 Cotton 630.3 0.03 465.935.30
54 Man-made filaments 83.3 0.00 234.9-64.52
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,493.8 0.08 3,071.9-51.37
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 529.9 0.03 472.012.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,363.4 0.07 278.1390.26
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 67.9 0.00 62.58.78
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 284.3 0.01 631.3-54.96
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 86.0 0.00 336.3-74.42
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,150.4 0.06 2,985.6-61.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,560.9 0.13 3,898.7-34.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,285.4 0.32 6,857.6-8.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,024.7 0.05 2,410.0-57.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 202.1 0.01 136.548.07
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 47.6 0.00 62.8-24.24
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 834.8 0.04 827.40.89
69 Ceramic products 467.7 0.02 225.8107.14
70 Glass and glassware 462.2 0.02 552.3-16.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,822.7 0.14 2,138.531.99
72 Iron and steel 140.4 0.01 304.3-53.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,279.8 0.17 3,163.83.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,917.8 0.25 4,064.920.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 101.8 0.01 101.60.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,137.9 0.11 3,328.5-35.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 6,565.4 0.33 104.56,181.39
79 Zinc and articles thereof 340.0 0.02 4.57,456.49
80 Tin and articles thereof 6.4 0.00 37.8-83.17
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 272.8 0.01 337.3-19.11
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,768.6 0.09 2,041.0-13.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,045.1 0.05 474.4120.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 76,353.8 3.89 77,395.2-1.35
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 56,901.9 2.90 64,236.4-11.42
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 4,526.1 0.23 2,557.476.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 476,923.2 24.30 361,371.331.98
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 473,255.7 24.11 331,354.642.82
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,114.9 0.26 2,473.6106.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 45,167.2 2.30 60,453.4-25.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 230.1 0.01 192.219.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 37.4 0.00 176.9-78.85
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 60,929.3 3.10 29,562.5106.10
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 15,403.0 0.78 13,016.718.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,120.0 0.21 8,351.4-50.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 736.0 0.04 566.429.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 566.8 0.03 2,639.4-78.53
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 63,609.2 3.24 57,006.911.58

US Imports from Jordan

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 80.85% of US total imports from Jordan (81.38% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.14% of US total imports from Jordan (7.63% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.40% of US total imports from Jordan (3.25% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.72% of US total imports from Jordan (1.88% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.15% of US total imports from Jordan (1.29% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Jordan in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $53.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $48.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $26.4 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $10.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Jordan in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Jordan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 12.0 0.00 4.0200.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 156.9 0.01 253.1-38.01
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4.3 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15.9 0.00 76.7-79.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 40.0 0.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,915.3 0.17 2,251.229.50
10 Cereals 12.4 0.00 6.978.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12.4 0.00 8.743.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,538.5 0.09 1,434.17.28
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16.2 0.00 15.63.92
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 800.5 0.05 548.845.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3.7 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 516.5 0.03 504.82.32
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 278.8 0.02 318.4-12.43
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,979.2 0.23 3,436.515.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,717.4 0.10 2,455.5-30.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,551.6 0.09 2,239.2-30.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 156.1 0.01 244.8-36.23
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4.1 0.00 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,191.0 0.36 6,828.7-9.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 48.6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4.4 0.00 5.0-11.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 16,316.0 0.94 5,827.5179.98
29 Organic chemicals 94.0 0.01 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 37,258.8 2.16 40,021.6-6.90
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 126.1 0.01 8.51,392.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 175.6 0.01 480.4-63.44
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 1,960.2 0.11 2,220.0-11.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9.1 0.00 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 25.2 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 36.0-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,750.8 0.16 3,129.6-12.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.9 0.00 28.2-89.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.5 0.00 12.5-31.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 54.7 0.00 17.6210.86
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.7 0.00 6.0-54.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 134.1 0.01 35.0282.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 907.3 0.05 157.9474.70
52 Cotton 51.6 0.00 52.3-1.36
54 Man-made filaments 15.4 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1.3 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 267.2 0.02 66.3303.09
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.8 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,004,601.9 58.11 955,913.75.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 389,571.5 22.53 336,212.915.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,262.3 0.19 5,729.2-43.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 73.1 0.00 15.0388.77
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 372.2 0.02 540.2-31.10
69 Ceramic products 32.5 0.00 76.6-57.61
70 Glass and glassware 17.1 0.00 150.5-88.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 123,504.1 7.14 121,750.81.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 809.7 0.05 907.0-10.72
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,051.9 0.06 955.810.06
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 19.1 0.00 23.7-19.41
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24.9 0.00 4.2499.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 36.9 0.00 32.314.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25,130.1 1.45 22,802.310.21
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 2,685.9 0.16 6,160.0-56.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 891.7 0.05 753.218.38
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 40.2 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,032.6 0.06 323.2219.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 61.5 0.00 83.4-26.32
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 15.7 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 380.3 0.02 368.63.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 41.9 0.00 26.657.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 658.0 0.04 488.134.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 360.2 0.02 1,050.3-65.71
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 94,135.5 5.44 67,780.738.88
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce