US trade with Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 06, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Lebanon

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Lebanon totaled $399.2 million, up 17.44% ($59.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $365.0 million, up 15.71% ($49.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $34.1 million, up 39.72% ($9.7 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $330.9 million, a 13.70% increase ($39.9 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Lebanon was the US 82nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 86th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0404% of US total trade (down from 0.0415% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was the US 68th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 69th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0957% of US total exports (up from 0.0910% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was the US 113th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 121st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0056% of US total imports (up from 0.0052% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Lebanon

The major share of US exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 42.81% of US total exports to Lebanon (27.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.81% of US total exports to Lebanon (38.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.93% of US total exports to Lebanon (6.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.30% of US total exports to Lebanon (10.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.45% of US total exports to Lebanon (2.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.40% of US total exports to Lebanon (2.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $67.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $7.3 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $17.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $12.7 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $11.0 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 $2.1 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1.5 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) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1.3 million.
US exports to Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 122.0 0.03 124.3-1.87
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,363.9 0.65 574.9311.21
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 725.2 0.20 174.5315.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 544.7 0.15 118.1361.36
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 99.9-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 683.5 0.19 410.066.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,360.4 0.92 1,661.3102.27
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 117.6 0.03 120.1-2.05
10 Cereals 3,907.5 1.07 2,940.932.87
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 29.7 0.01 64.6-54.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,996.2 0.55 1,881.06.13
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10.0 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,013.0 0.55 1,358.948.14
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 12.6 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 433.6 0.12 492.1-11.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 316.5 0.09 474.6-33.32
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,048.6 0.29 2,535.2-58.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 618.9 0.17 331.486.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,110.3 1.13 4,472.0-8.09
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,015.5 0.28 595.970.42
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,038.3 0.28 715.345.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 841.8 0.23 2,105.7-60.02
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 195.2 0.05 66.1195.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 156,065.1 42.75 88,146.977.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 41.9 0.01 231.4-81.91
29 Organic chemicals 1,672.3 0.46 1,360.122.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,900.9 2.71 7,249.736.57
31 Fertilizers 284.9 0.08 878.3-67.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 844.3 0.23 1,145.8-26.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,523.7 0.42 2,502.5-39.11
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 768.1 0.21 1,019.4-24.65
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 356.4 0.10 364.7-2.27
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 10,970.5-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 47.8 0.01 40.218.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,543.2 0.70 1,241.1104.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,368.6 1.20 4,957.2-11.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 645.2 0.18 951.1-32.16
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 15.0 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 315.9 0.09 1,595.9-80.20
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 51.7 0.01 3.41,440.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,099.5 0.85 1,486.7108.48
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,220.0 0.61 2,357.3-5.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,158.6 1.14 2,585.160.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,104.8 0.85 2,375.830.68
50 Silk 27.5 0.01 121.0-77.31
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 22.5 0.01 49.1-54.17
52 Cotton 53.8 0.01 69.9-23.07
54 Man-made filaments 144.9 0.04 43.0236.73
55 Man-made staple fibers 23.5 0.01 162.1-85.51
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 52.8 0.01 3.91,241.29
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 106.3 0.03 4.02,558.15
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 61.5 0.02 29.1111.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 86.4 0.02 233.1-62.93
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9.0 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 839.5 0.23 1,495.7-43.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,188.3 0.33 1,040.914.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,430.0 1.49 4,962.29.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 607.9 0.17 771.3-21.20
65 Headgear and parts thereof 27.8 0.01 44.8-37.97
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 66.4 0.02 69.3-4.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 186.6 0.05 119.456.27
69 Ceramic products 27.2 0.01 79.6-65.83
70 Glass and glassware 41.2 0.01 112.9-63.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 905.2 0.25 2,206.0-58.97
72 Iron and steel 37.5 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,382.4 0.38 429.3222.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 77.3 0.02 52.447.64
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 248.1 0.07 294.7-15.82
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 36.9-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 9.2 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7.1 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 167.6 0.05 134.324.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 330.1 0.09 241.436.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,687.9 4.85 16,013.310.46
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 6,261.8 1.72 8,395.8-25.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 75,874.6 20.79 88,545.0-14.31
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7,571.1 2.07 264.32,764.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 150.7 0.04 132.313.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,571.3 2.35 7,095.620.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 19.9 0.01 3.8430.13
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 12.8 0.00 29.6-56.61
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,822.5 0.77 19,816.3-85.76
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 1,779.5 0.49 970.083.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,546.4 0.70 1,632.455.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 179.2 0.05 121.148.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,027.7 1.10 940.7328.15
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,837.8 2.15 5,926.232.26

US Imports from Lebanon

The major share of US imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.75% of US total imports from Lebanon (29.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 25.39% of US total imports from Lebanon (31.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.56% of US total imports from Lebanon (6.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.76% of US total imports from Lebanon (4.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.15% of US total imports from Lebanon (6.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.03% of US total imports from Lebanon (1.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $7.4 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1.3 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 $1.0 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.4 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;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Lebanon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 26.6 0.08 14.583.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 925.1 2.71 664.539.23
10 Cereals 8.6 0.03 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9.0 0.03 7.224.78
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 92.8 0.27 106.2-12.63
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,373.2 4.02 920.649.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 636.3 1.86 583.89.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 122.2 0.36 137.2-10.88
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 102.4 0.30 365.8-72.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,443.8 13.02 3,142.741.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 156.8 0.46 146.27.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,193.0 3.50 1,072.511.24
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 39.4 0.12 9.3324.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 338.8 0.99 382.0-11.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 774.5 2.27 568.936.14
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 24.9 0.07 67.5-63.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 44.7 0.13 98.5-54.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 100.8 0.30 53.588.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 102.9 0.30 95.08.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6.0 0.02 39.7-84.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 36.1 0.11 15.1139.88
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13.3 0.04 7.774.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 43.8 0.13 153.8-71.55
54 Man-made filaments 9.8 0.03 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 86.2 0.25 37.4130.20
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.0 0.01 3.2-8.18
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 10.9 0.03 55.7-80.33
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.0 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 92.2 0.27 109.3-15.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,331.7 3.90 1,249.86.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.4 0.03 2.4283.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.4 0.00 6.7-94.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.9 0.01 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.6 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 9.2 0.03 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 912.7 2.67 538.069.66
69 Ceramic products 3.2 0.01 11.1-71.05
70 Glass and glassware 17.7 0.05 11.159.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,663.5 25.39 7,613.813.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 24.5 0.07 12.990.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.5 0.01 29.1-84.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12.4 0.04 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 311.7 0.91 245.227.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 940.4 2.76 1,191.9-21.10
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 111.0 0.33 130.0-14.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 24.3 0.07 302.8-91.96
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
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 149.1 0.44 435.4-65.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 29.7 0.09 30.0-1.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 73.5 0.22 47.355.35
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 526.1 1.54 943.9-44.26
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,151.3 29.74 2,736.8270.92
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce