US trade (export - import) with Oman in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 07, 2017

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

US Trade with Oman

In 2014, US trade with Oman totaled $3,056.1 million, up 15.10% ($400.8 million) from 2013.

US exports to Oman in 2014 totaled $2,015.9 million, up 28.30% ($444.7 million) from 2013.

US imports from Oman in 2014 were $1,040.2 million, down 4.04% ($43.8 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Oman in 2014 was $975.8 million, a 100.25% increase ($488.5 million) over 2013.

Oman was the US 71st largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 73rd in 2013), accounting for 0.08% of US total trade (up from 0.07% in 2013).

Oman was the US 66th largest export market in 2014 (up from 70th in 2013), accounting for 0.12% of US total exports (up from 0.10% in 2013).

Oman was the US 76th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 78th in 2013), accounting for 0.04% of US total imports (down from 0.05% in 2013).

US Exports to Oman

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.35% of US total exports to Oman (66.99% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.95% of US total exports to Oman (11.90% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.10% of US total exports to Oman (4.55% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.10% of US total exports to Oman (5.09% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.95% of US total exports to Oman (3.57% in 2013).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $477.3 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 $31.3 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $11.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $10.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $7.3 million.

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $68.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $28.5 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 $22.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $6.4 million.
US exports to Oman 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 266.0 0.01 972.6-72.65
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,028.9 0.75 16,161.4-7.01
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 241.2 0.01 21.81,006.91
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,861.3 0.14 3,860.3-25.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 123.1 0.01 114.57.49
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 134.0 0.01 69.692.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,494.0 0.07 1,359.89.88
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 231.2 0.01 286.9-19.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 69.4 0.00 113.6-38.91
10 Cereals 700.2 0.03 16.64,108.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 279.1 0.01 429.7-35.05
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,428.8 0.07 842.469.61
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 147.0 0.01 258.7-43.19
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,704.3 0.63 10,086.325.96
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 102.0 0.01 84.320.94
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 355.4 0.02 196.780.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 676.3 0.03 542.324.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,385.9 0.12 2,747.9-13.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,105.9 0.25 8,891.8-42.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,200.8 0.31 4,232.846.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 565.5 0.03 647.3-12.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,419.7 0.42 4,146.5103.06
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,322.5 0.12 1,842.126.08
26 Ores, slag and ash 8.8 0.00 18.7-53.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,988.3 0.45 6,865.630.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,331.5 0.17 4,042.8-17.59
29 Organic chemicals 8,936.4 0.44 77,227.8-88.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,727.6 0.38 5,483.440.93
31 Fertilizers 226.4 0.01 198.913.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,386.3 0.07 2,054.9-32.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,993.1 0.10 2,255.5-11.63
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 7,187.9 0.36 6,585.09.16
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,374.4 0.17 3,240.64.13
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4,597.6 0.23 6,423.9-28.43
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,645.4 0.13 2,831.0-6.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,673.4 0.58 18,092.7-35.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 59,629.0 2.96 52,364.313.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,242.9 0.36 6,204.116.74
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 48.4 0.00 128.1-62.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 463.0 0.02 385.520.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,749.6 0.14 3,308.1-16.88
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,243.8 0.21 3,778.512.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,144.3 0.06 1,255.7-8.87
52 Cotton 89.5 0.00 120.1-25.45
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 12.3 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 75.2 0.00 61.921.64
55 Man-made staple fibers 125.8 0.01 202.3-37.83
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 285.6 0.01 75.9276.37
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,047.6 0.05 502.5108.46
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 21.0 0.00 37.6-44.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 313.4 0.02 423.8-26.04
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 244.6 0.01 387.4-36.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 300.6 0.01 458.8-34.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,709.1 0.38 6,432.619.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 111.3 0.01 986.6-88.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 259.4 0.01 34.0662.19
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 14.8 0.00 9.359.12
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 54.7 0.00 43.924.66
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,067.7 0.10 1,696.621.87
69 Ceramic products 587.3 0.03 439.633.58
70 Glass and glassware 1,810.0 0.09 1,677.57.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 102,801.7 5.10 71,508.343.76
72 Iron and steel 5,331.0 0.26 3,957.934.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 30,175.6 1.50 37,470.0-19.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 722.5 0.04 464.855.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,912.8 0.09 844.9126.40
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,140.0 0.25 3,158.162.76
78 Lead and articles thereof 33.5 0.00 72.8-53.99
79 Zinc and articles thereof 14.9 0.00 38.5-61.31
80 Tin and articles thereof 6.6 0.00 15.3-57.27
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,363.9 0.07 843.561.70
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 34,523.1 1.71 30,766.312.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,451.4 0.17 2,276.651.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 373,888.8 18.55 365,214.62.38
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 111,025.3 5.51 133,731.1-16.98
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 556.7 0.03 1,027.7-45.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 419,498.6 20.81 448,013.2-6.36
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 503,709.5 24.99 26,389.21,808.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,152.5 0.16 614.0413.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 87,063.2 4.32 77,542.012.28
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 176.1 0.01 165.36.48
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 68.4 0.00 29.3133.39
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 15,895.4 0.79 4,209.6277.60
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 11,560.9 0.57 10,250.512.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,886.2 0.09 1,431.731.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 489.0 0.02 365.733.72
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 30.8 0.00 166.6-81.52
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 86,863.1 4.31 76,414.813.67

US Imports from Oman

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 57.23% of US total imports from Oman (56.30% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 23.05% of US total imports from Oman (21.23% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.87% of US total imports from Oman (10.82% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.19% of US total imports from Oman (9.25% in 2013).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $53.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $39.3 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 $9.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $7.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Oman in 2014 over the 2013 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 $87.9 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $44.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $24.9 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $3.2 million.
US imports from Oman 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 42.9 0.00 195.3-78.04
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.9 0.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 481.6 0.05 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 45.7 0.00 24.883.93
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 92.6 0.01 67.137.85
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 45.7 0.00 80.9-43.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 25.1 0.00 41.4-39.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,817.9 0.27 1,691.766.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 30.0 0.00 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 38.5 0.00 2.11,772.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,412.8 1.19 100,304.0-87.62
29 Organic chemicals 104.1 0.01 24,973.8-99.58
31 Fertilizers 206,878.6 19.89 251,055.3-17.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 521.4 0.05 127.0310.54
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 121.6 0.01 125.7-3.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 387,674.8 37.27 333,944.216.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12.1 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13.1 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.8 0.00 10.4100.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,888.5 0.57 3,940.049.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,963.3 0.28 1,482.099.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 141.4 0.01 151.2-6.47
69 Ceramic products 174.1 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 112.6 0.01 172.8-34.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 239,734.9 23.05 230,168.84.16
72 Iron and steel 1,273.8 0.12 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 137,118.5 13.18 97,778.140.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16,260.6 1.56 19,459.9-16.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.7 0.00 52.1-89.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 43.2 0.00 3.11,286.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,319.5 0.13 791.966.62
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 223.3 0.02 108.5105.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,722.4 0.55 7,061.3-18.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 385.6 0.04 5.96,492.22
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 81.8 0.01 19.0330.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 67.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 34.0 0.00 256.2-86.71
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 17,290.3 1.66 9,799.076.45
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce