US trade with Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 29, 2018

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

US Trade with Lebanon

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Lebanon totaled $374.8 million, up 16.56% ($53.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $339.4 million, up 17.19% ($49.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $35.4 million, up 10.77% ($3.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $304.0 million, a 17.99% increase ($46.4 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Lebanon was the US 86th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0359% of US total trade (up from 0.0334% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was the US 71st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 73rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0833% of US total exports (up from 0.0765% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Lebanon was the US 116th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 118th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0056% of US total imports (up from 0.0055% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Lebanon

The major share of US exports to Lebanon 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) - 49.36% of US total exports to Lebanon (42.72% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.79% of US total exports to Lebanon (30.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.94% of US total exports to Lebanon (10.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.81% of US total exports to Lebanon (6.39% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.54% of US total exports to Lebanon (2.59% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.93% of US total exports to Lebanon (1.75% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Lebanon 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) - an increase of $27.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $19.7 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Lebanon in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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) - a decrease of $14.3 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 $4.1 million.
US exports to Lebanon 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 7.9 0.00 13.9-43.08
02 Meat and edible meat offal 880.6 0.26 728.020.96
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 409.5 0.12 76.9432.42
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 865.2 0.25 96.5796.35
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.2 0.00 2.661.67
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 192.0 0.06 92.6107.35
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,629.6 0.48 1,714.6-4.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 15,313.5 4.51 10,991.939.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 79.0 0.02 150.6-47.55
10 Cereals 834.1 0.25 1,831.1-54.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 79.4 0.02 77.52.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,246.0 0.37 1,973.3-36.86
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.5 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,591.3 0.47 1,500.76.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 336.1 0.10 462.2-27.27
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 441.3 0.13 307.443.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,336.7 0.39 2,265.6-41.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,237.8 0.36 618.6100.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,266.9 1.55 4,213.924.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 987.9 0.29 505.595.45
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 554.0 0.16 730.4-24.16
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 430.8 0.13 726.1-40.67
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 82.2 0.02 75.19.50
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 73,885.2 21.77 88,163.5-16.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 711.2 0.21 73.3870.81
29 Organic chemicals 1,212.2 0.36 889.736.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,822.9 2.89 7,760.326.58
31 Fertilizers 190.4 0.06 64.8193.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 237.5 0.07 430.3-44.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,294.8 0.68 1,762.330.21
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 762.1 0.22 814.5-6.43
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 148.7 0.04 317.5-53.17
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 37.5 0.01 70.5-46.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,132.9 0.63 1,058.4101.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,755.4 1.40 4,449.46.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 817.9 0.24 793.33.11
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 21.0 0.01 6.1246.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 294.6 0.09 650.6-54.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 14.1 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,760.7 0.81 2,260.022.15
45 Cork and articles of cork 2.6 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,929.4 1.45 2,535.594.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,290.7 0.97 1,523.0116.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,046.8 0.31 1,191.3-12.13
50 Silk 122.0 0.04 110.410.55
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 42.2 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 104.8 0.03 10.4911.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 23.6 0.01 214.7-89.03
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 22.2 0.01 7.7186.70
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 86.3 0.03 50.371.68
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 10.1 0.00 8.420.80
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 89.8 0.03 127.1-29.32
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.9 0.00 4.0-27.50
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,054.8 0.31 1,178.3-10.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,434.3 0.42 1,612.6-11.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,487.5 0.73 827.3200.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,029.7 0.30 707.445.56
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17.9 0.01 86.1-79.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6.9 0.00 105.5-93.50
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 44.8 0.01 168.9-73.47
69 Ceramic products 54.4 0.02 40.135.77
70 Glass and glassware 128.4 0.04 324.8-60.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,183.3 0.35 1,722.6-31.31
72 Iron and steel 36.0 0.01 10.5243.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 679.5 0.20 935.5-27.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 228.5 0.07 128.677.74
75 Nickel and articles thereof 7.5 0.00 56.6-86.73
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 231.1 0.07 157.047.23
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 187.6 0.06 313.7-40.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 112.0 0.03 136.2-17.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,765.4 5.23 17,057.24.15
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 3,541.7 1.04 7,606.9-53.44
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 93,035.1 27.41 73,367.426.81
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 45,048.6 13.27 17,123.4163.08
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 341.5 0.10 406.4-15.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,802.9 2.30 8,183.9-4.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 88.3 0.03 192.2-54.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 22.7 0.01 57.4-60.42
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4,486.1 1.32 2,965.351.29
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 1,030.9 0.30 1,084.9-4.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,670.0 1.08 2,421.551.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 143.2 0.04 124.515.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,161.5 1.23 449.6825.51
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,689.3 1.68 5,547.62.55

US Imports from Lebanon

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 31.89% of US total imports from Lebanon (32.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.91% of US total imports from Lebanon (32.18% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.66% of US total imports from Lebanon (5.80% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.29% of US total imports from Lebanon (4.89% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.58% of US total imports from Lebanon (2.20% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.31% of US total imports from Lebanon (1.51% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.10% of US total imports from Lebanon (0.99% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.0 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;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.1 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 $0.1 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - 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;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $0.1 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 $0.1 million.
US imports from Lebanon 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 4.7 0.01 10.1-53.42
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 42.1 0.12 8.5398.57
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 355.0 1.00 1,097.5-67.66
10 Cereals 10.3 0.03 7.537.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.6 0.01 4.2-15.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 134.3 0.38 82.862.20
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,695.1 4.79 1,587.06.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 948.2 2.68 722.731.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 310.7 0.88 287.38.16
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 325.9 0.92 274.818.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,264.8 12.05 4,663.2-8.54
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 137.6 0.39 143.0-3.83
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 880.9 2.49 1,371.8-35.79
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 53.5 0.15 15.9235.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5.9 0.02 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 10.7 0.03 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 681.2 1.93 440.854.51
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 436.5 1.23 936.7-53.40
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 67.1 0.19 14.2373.03
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 132.7 0.37 103.927.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 190.4 0.54 65.4191.05
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 56.8 0.16 165.9-65.74
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 60.8 0.17 185.3-67.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 123.6 0.35 13.0852.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 280.4 0.79 282.7-0.83
50 Silk 10.3 0.03 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.6 0.00 110.4-99.47
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 25.7 0.07 17.050.97
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 63.0 0.18 9.3575.78
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 40.2 0.11 96.7-58.40
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5.6 0.02 13.0-57.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 74.1 0.21 134.8-45.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,418.0 4.01 1,403.91.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8.0 0.02 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 61.2-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.5 0.00 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.7 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.4 0.00 4.5-91.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 721.6 2.04 697.63.43
69 Ceramic products 2.6 0.01 6.7-61.25
70 Glass and glassware 3.2 0.01 6.2-47.63
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,283.6 31.89 10,301.49.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 100.2 0.28 58.969.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.0 0.01 69.3-97.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 285.7 0.81 185.154.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,045.9 2.96 573.082.54
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 145.9 0.41 34.1328.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 51.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 76.5 0.22 44.073.92
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
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 111.7 0.32 133.1-16.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.9 0.01 58.9-93.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12.9 0.04 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,083.5 3.06 1,685.4-35.71
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,643.6 21.60 3,693.1106.97
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce