US trade with Jordan in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 30, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Jordan in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Jordan

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Jordan was $816.1 million, down 6.06% ($52.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Jordan in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $395.6 million, down 20.38% ($101.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Jordan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $420.4 million, up 13.09% ($48.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Jordan went from a surplus of $125.1 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $24.8 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Jordan was the US 73rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 64th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0782% of US total trade (down from 0.0903% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Jordan was the US 66th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 61st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0971% of US total exports (down from 0.1312% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Jordan was the US 68th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 66th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0662% of US total imports (up from 0.0638% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Jordan

The major share of US exports to Jordan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.42% of US total exports to Jordan (73.28% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.61% of US total exports to Jordan (12.81% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 14.23% of US total exports to Jordan (4.12% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.66% of US total exports to Jordan (2.68% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.23% of US total exports to Jordan (0.94% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.02% of US total exports to Jordan (0.66% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.01% of US total exports to Jordan (0.84% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Jordan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $49.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $35.8 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $8.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.5 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) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Jordan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $210.7 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.5 million.
US exports to Jordan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 4.5 0.00 25.5-82.32
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,162.3 0.80 2,634.920.02
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 73.8 0.02 62.618.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,278.2 0.32 1,767.5-27.68
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36.4 0.01 44.4-17.97
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 306.5 0.08 165.785.04
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 818.3 0.21 602.235.89
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 19,161.2 4.84 20,651.8-7.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 295.6 0.07 250.118.22
10 Cereals 23,704.9 5.99 21,918.18.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 161.4 0.04 87.584.36
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,171.8 0.55 2,538.4-14.44
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,897.3 0.48 494.3283.86
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 356.5 0.09 962.2-62.95
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,367.3 0.35 682.8100.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 416.4 0.11 795.1-47.63
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,252.1 0.32 1,063.917.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,127.8 1.80 5,337.833.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 708.5 0.18 824.8-14.10
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,339.7 0.34 2,181.5-38.59
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 91.2 0.02 564.8-83.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 467.4 0.12 394.918.35
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 55,849.6 14.12 20,064.2178.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 117.6 0.03 124.9-5.82
29 Organic chemicals 1,971.6 0.50 803.0145.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,951.2 1.00 3,714.16.38
31 Fertilizers 181.3 0.05 33.7438.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 138.4 0.03 139.5-0.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,516.3 0.38 1,022.648.27
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 613.7 0.16 449.036.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 507.7 0.13 790.7-35.79
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 17.4 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 66.4 0.02 116.8-43.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,229.5 0.31 977.025.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,823.5 0.71 4,276.6-33.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,343.1 0.34 859.156.33
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5.9 0.00 3.471.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 141.9 0.04 177.2-19.94
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 8.7 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,083.9 0.27 1,108.3-2.20
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,540.7 0.39 2,011.4-23.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,274.8 0.32 946.034.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 957.5 0.24 621.554.07
52 Cotton 435.8 0.11 114.3281.15
54 Man-made filaments 21.9 0.01 22.6-2.85
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 780.0-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 98.6 0.02 167.8-41.26
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 173.1 0.04 59.3191.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.2 0.00 25.8-68.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 77.9 0.02 120.3-35.26
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 17.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 611.2 0.15 66.0826.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 446.8 0.11 818.0-45.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,734.7 0.44 1,525.313.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 225.1 0.06 435.3-48.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 144.2 0.04 34.4319.84
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 25.2 0.01 7.0257.10
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 75.3 0.02 79.2-4.88
69 Ceramic products 169.0 0.04 59.6183.52
70 Glass and glassware 139.7 0.04 51.6170.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 582.4 0.15 356.863.26
72 Iron and steel 2.8 0.00 94.7-97.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,416.1 0.36 730.093.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,304.3 0.33 1,003.130.02
75 Nickel and articles thereof 19.9 0.01 2.8610.28
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 124.4 0.03 177.4-29.86
79 Zinc and articles thereof 95.7 0.02 4.52,027.11
80 Tin and articles thereof 3.1 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 125.0 0.03 14.2778.59
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 681.8 0.17 1,146.8-40.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 266.9 0.07 88.6201.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22,537.2 5.70 17,487.728.87
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 10,161.8 2.57 9,657.95.22
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 1,874.1 0.47 1,884.7-0.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 132,472.0 33.48 83,139.659.34
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 27,851.8 7.04 238,593.2-88.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,116.6 0.28 916.621.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,383.9 2.88 12,466.7-8.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 54.9 0.01 41.632.16
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17.5 0.00 3.8365.15
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 11,999.2 3.03 3,189.4276.22
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 5,502.9 1.39 2,884.790.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 692.6 0.18 1,618.5-57.21
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 182.1 0.05 90.1102.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 90.2 0.02 9.6839.58
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 19,145.1 4.84 14,634.730.82

US Imports from Jordan

The major share of US imports from Jordan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 81.68% of US total imports from Jordan (79.35% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.13% of US total imports from Jordan (7.68% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.14% of US total imports from Jordan (4.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.54% of US total imports from Jordan (1.48% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.04% of US total imports from Jordan (1.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Jordan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $42.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $6.1 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 $5.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5.3 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 $3.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Jordan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $6.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6.4 million.
US imports from Jordan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 27.2 0.01 50.2-45.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 23.0-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5.2 0.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 738.5 0.18 338.4118.23
10 Cereals 2.4 0.00 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.6 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 166.6 0.04 601.8-72.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 112.4 0.03 55.7101.88
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 154.7 0.04 182.3-15.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 69.9 0.02 121.5-42.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,848.6 0.44 892.2107.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 215.5 0.05 342.3-37.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 323.8 0.08 373.6-13.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 31.3 0.01 3.2882.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4.1 0.00 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 660.7 0.16 1,249.5-47.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 25.6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4.4 0.00 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,947.5 1.18 1,292.6282.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,373.7 1.75 14,181.0-48.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16.9 0.00 181.3-90.69
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 420.3 0.10 613.3-31.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.9 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 425.7 0.10 732.2-41.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.5 0.00 0.443.87
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.4 0.00 7.8-94.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.0 0.00 5.1-39.77
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 53.0 0.01 31.170.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 51.0 0.01 13.1290.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.7 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 95.1 0.02 1.28,058.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.1 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 251,577.3 59.84 209,100.620.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 90,815.4 21.60 84,682.57.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 921.7 0.22 1,239.9-25.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
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 69.6 0.02 95.1-26.78
69 Ceramic products 5.2 0.00 19.1-73.02
70 Glass and glassware 3.1 0.00 12.1-74.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 34,196.8 8.13 28,560.519.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 53.5 0.01 72.3-25.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 161.0 0.04 408.7-60.59
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.2 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 17.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,134.4 2.17 3,867.0136.21
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 768.8 0.18 1,490.3-48.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 454.7 0.11 86.0428.80
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 40.2 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 289.7 0.07 64.7348.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 76.5-100.00
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 65.8 0.02 114.3-42.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13.0 0.00 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 346.8 0.08 152.3127.75
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 19.8 0.00 200.2-90.12
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,740.0 3.27 20,163.0-31.86
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce