US trade (export - import) with Lebanon in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Lebanon in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Lebanon

In 2014, US trade with Lebanon totaled $1,344.4 million, up 18.91% ($213.8 million) from 2013.

US exports to Lebanon in 2014 totaled $1,268.5 million, up 22.65% ($234.2 million) from 2013.

US imports from Lebanon in 2014 were $75.9 million, down 21.25% ($20.5 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Lebanon in 2014 was $1,192.7 million, a 27.16% increase ($254.7 million) over 2013.

Lebanon was the US 93rd largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 96th in 2013), accounting for 0.0334% of US total trade (up from 0.0290% in 2013).

Lebanon was the US 75th largest export market in 2014 (up from 78th in 2013), accounting for 0.0783% of US total exports (up from 0.0656% in 2013).

Lebanon was the US 132nd largest supplier in 2014 (down from 123rd in 2013), accounting for 0.0031% of US total imports (down from 0.0041% in 2013).

US Exports to Lebanon

The major share of US exports to Lebanon in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.47% of US total exports to Lebanon (50.62% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 30.23% of US total exports to Lebanon (15.26% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.98% of US total exports to Lebanon (10.13% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.82% of US total exports to Lebanon (6.66% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.50% of US total exports to Lebanon (3.91% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.90% of US total exports to Lebanon (2.39% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Lebanon in 2014 over 2013 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 $225.9 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $14.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $9.0 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8.9 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $7.9 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) - an increase of $7.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Lebanon in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $18.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $10.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $9.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $5.2 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $4.7 million.
US exports to Lebanon in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 189.6 0.01 8.22,203.38
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,956.5 0.23 2,893.22.19
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,463.3 0.12 482.0203.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,171.7 0.17 5,958.7-63.55
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 126.8 0.01 30.1321.43
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 93.5 0.01 93.6-0.13
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,077.7 0.16 2,258.6-8.01
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 21,549.8 1.70 21,610.4-0.28
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 198.5 0.02 337.9-41.24
10 Cereals 20,131.2 1.59 11,255.278.86
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 265.4 0.02 183.045.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,656.1 0.84 11,717.1-9.05
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 39.5 0.00 17.1131.08
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,909.1 0.39 6,379.2-23.05
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 275.9 0.02 182.751.04
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9,270.4 0.73 1,336.8593.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,345.2 0.11 1,139.918.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,887.2 0.70 8,062.010.24
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,828.5 0.22 2,342.820.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17,327.6 1.37 16,049.37.96
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,751.7 0.22 1,628.768.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,508.2 0.20 7,221.0-65.27
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,861.8 0.15 3,623.2-48.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 811.3 0.06 1,075.6-24.57
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 37.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 382,624.7 30.16 156,684.6144.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 504.5 0.04 558.5-9.66
29 Organic chemicals 4,324.0 0.34 3,124.138.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 35,325.5 2.78 20,783.069.97
31 Fertilizers 500.5 0.04 457.49.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,452.4 0.11 1,601.8-9.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,783.5 0.53 7,250.3-6.44
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 2,976.0 0.23 2,696.710.36
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,189.1 0.17 2,287.5-4.30
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 345.9 0.03 208.166.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,502.3 0.43 5,827.8-5.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 22,894.3 1.80 21,472.56.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,709.6 0.29 2,596.842.85
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 15.9 0.00 37.6-57.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12,332.5 0.97 8,628.342.93
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 61.7 0.00 232.3-73.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,908.4 1.02 12,134.26.38
45 Cork and articles of cork 3.8 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.1 0.00 21.3-85.30
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,854.7 0.62 7,945.6-1.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,155.3 1.19 12,789.118.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,515.0 0.67 7,517.313.27
50 Silk 489.2 0.04 381.628.17
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 153.2 0.01 68.1124.88
52 Cotton 94.6 0.01 321.7-70.59
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 95.1 0.01 31.2204.78
54 Man-made filaments 423.4 0.03 334.626.53
55 Man-made staple fibers 433.4 0.03 1,352.9-67.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 292.7 0.02 1,138.6-74.29
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 340.7 0.03 187.781.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 320.6 0.03 346.5-7.46
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 386.0 0.03 388.4-0.60
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 18.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,595.0 0.36 4,783.4-3.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,592.8 0.52 9,486.4-30.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,660.5 0.45 3,051.685.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,759.5 0.30 2,566.746.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 370.9 0.03 69.6432.67
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 11.6 0.00 11.8-2.36
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 122.2 0.01 207.7-41.15
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 640.7 0.05 305.2109.93
69 Ceramic products 219.1 0.02 392.2-44.14
70 Glass and glassware 989.8 0.08 856.115.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,144.4 0.72 9,376.1-2.47
72 Iron and steel 47.1 0.00 68.9-31.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,455.2 0.19 3,415.2-28.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 593.7 0.05 206.0188.20
75 Nickel and articles thereof 26.4 0.00 93.0-71.58
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,729.7 0.14 540.7219.91
78 Lead and articles thereof 17.2 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 81.2 0.01 12.8535.86
80 Tin and articles thereof 4.3 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9.4 0.00 34.8-73.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,007.8 0.08 1,321.8-23.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,047.8 0.08 996.35.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 82,438.3 6.50 75,548.99.12
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 30,802.4 2.43 23,013.633.84
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 28.6 0.00 642.5-95.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 344,096.1 27.13 354,902.6-3.04
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 14,900.6 1.17 16,606.3-10.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,472.2 0.27 12,925.6-73.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37,660.6 2.97 39,903.5-5.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 160.2 0.01 237.8-32.65
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 139.3 0.01 98.042.19
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 8,868.0 0.70 27,638.9-67.91
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 9,430.6 0.74 10,140.8-7.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,939.0 0.47 4,975.819.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 846.3 0.07 1,382.8-38.80
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11,660.5 0.92 16,897.3-30.99
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 35,252.3 2.78 26,211.634.49

US Imports from Lebanon

The major share of US imports from Lebanon in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.38% of US total imports from Lebanon (37.89% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.96% of US total imports from Lebanon (18.98% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.08% of US total imports from Lebanon (23.19% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.53% of US total imports from Lebanon (2.29% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.85% of US total imports from Lebanon (3.20% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.57% of US total imports from Lebanon (1.00% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.91% of US total imports from Lebanon (1.39% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Lebanon in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Lebanon in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $15.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.3 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) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Lebanon in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 98.2 0.13 31.6211.11
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16.5 0.02 4.2292.17
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 72.4 0.10 74.9-3.30
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 109.0 0.14 647.6-83.17
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,299.4 4.35 3,000.49.96
10 Cereals 4.2 0.01 3.615.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 28.4 0.04 30.0-5.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 177.7 0.23 414.9-57.17
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 14.1 0.02 2.8409.40
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,286.5 6.97 7,294.8-27.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,066.1 2.72 2,300.0-10.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 673.5 0.89 694.9-3.08
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 968.3 1.28 891.38.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,877.1 19.61 15,268.3-2.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 847.8 1.12 882.3-3.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,117.8 6.75 4,957.23.24
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7.9 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11.3 0.01 83.4-86.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 10.7 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,622.3 3.46 2,065.326.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,260.2 1.66 819.453.81
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 176.8 0.23 184.9-4.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 193.7 0.26 143.734.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,389.1 16.33 15,069.8-17.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7.0 0.01 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 525.5 0.69 487.77.75
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 25.0 0.03 3.0723.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 138.7 0.18 56.4145.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 156.6 0.21 432.2-63.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 392.5 0.52 849.4-53.79
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 18.3-100.00
52 Cotton 4.1 0.01 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 14.8-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 7.4 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.1 0.00 6.8-69.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 621.2 0.82 364.970.23
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 41.1 0.05 3.61,040.04
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 37.6 0.05 33.711.57
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.1 0.00 0.3874.52
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 241.4 0.32 324.4-25.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,405.1 3.17 1,345.378.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18.4 0.02 14.725.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.4 0.00 63.2-96.25
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.4 0.01 2.5306.76
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 38.5 0.05 8.4360.58
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,153.3 1.52 797.844.56
69 Ceramic products 74.8 0.10 89.0-15.88
70 Glass and glassware 161.6 0.21 83.992.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,886.9 9.08 22,338.5-69.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 135.3 0.18 56.0141.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 268.1 0.35 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29.9 0.04 80.4-62.87
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 58.1-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 757.2 1.00 767.0-1.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,093.6 1.44 2,656.8-58.84
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 511.7 0.67 389.531.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 204.8 0.27 5.03,963.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 355.0 0.47 33.5959.91
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 73.3 0.10 11.8523.46
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.5 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 488.4 0.64 746.4-34.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.0 0.01 23.9-83.34
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 471.3 0.62 81.5478.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,656.4 2.18 3,368.2-50.82
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,521.2 8.60 5,831.511.83
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce