US trade (export - import) with Oman in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 17, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Oman in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Oman

In 2015, US trade with Oman totaled $3,336.2 million, up 9.17% ($280.1 million) from 2014.

US exports to Oman in 2015 totaled $2,364.2 million, up 17.28% ($348.3 million) from 2014.

US imports from Oman in 2015 were $972.0 million, down 6.55% ($68.2 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Oman in 2015 was $1,392.3 million, a 42.69% increase ($416.5 million) over 2014.

Oman was the US 67th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 71st in 2014), accounting for 0.0875% of US total trade (up from 0.0758% in 2014).

Oman was the US 55th largest export market in 2015 (up from 66th in 2014), accounting for 0.1572% of US total exports (up from 0.1245% in 2014).

Oman was the US 76th largest supplier in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.0421% of US total imports (down from 0.0431% in 2014).

US Exports to Oman

The major share of US exports to Oman in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.31% of US total exports to Oman (74.35% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.62% of US total exports to Oman (5.95% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.98% of US total exports to Oman (2.95% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.89% of US total exports to Oman (5.10% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.79% of US total exports to Oman (4.10% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.33% of US total exports to Oman (0.56% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Oman in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $161.3 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) - an increase of $95.9 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $55.5 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $22.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $19.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $14.2 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 $12.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Oman in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $13.6 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $9.1 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $7.6 million.
US exports to Oman in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 469.6 0.02 266.076.56
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,919.0 0.25 15,028.9-60.62
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 62.1 0.00 241.2-74.26
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,154.4 0.09 2,861.3-24.71
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 64.6 0.00 123.1-47.48
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 134.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,639.6 0.07 1,494.09.75
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,709.6 0.07 231.2639.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 117.3 0.00 69.468.90
10 Cereals 6,245.0 0.26 700.2791.86
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 262.1 0.01 279.1-6.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,060.0 0.21 1,428.8254.15
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 943.5 0.04 147.0541.97
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 88.4 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 14,387.4 0.61 12,704.313.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 94.8 0.00 102.0-7.05
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 305.6 0.01 355.4-14.01
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 813.5 0.03 676.320.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,274.7 0.10 2,385.9-4.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,461.3 0.19 5,105.9-12.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,347.9 0.23 6,200.8-13.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 56,021.9 2.37 565.59,806.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,201.7 0.39 8,419.79.29
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 506.9 0.02 2,322.5-78.18
26 Ores, slag and ash 21.3 0.00 8.8142.69
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30,983.5 1.31 8,988.3244.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,203.9 0.09 3,331.5-33.85
29 Organic chemicals 4,928.0 0.21 8,936.4-44.85
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,896.5 0.25 7,727.6-23.70
31 Fertilizers 247.9 0.01 226.49.50
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,439.5 0.15 1,386.3148.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,770.3 0.12 1,993.138.99
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 6,766.2 0.29 7,187.9-5.87
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,163.0 0.18 3,374.423.37
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 5,550.2 0.23 4,597.620.72
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,371.3 0.10 2,645.4-10.36
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30,799.0 1.30 11,673.4163.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 56,122.8 2.37 59,629.0-5.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,493.6 0.32 7,242.93.46
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 58.4 0.00 48.420.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 533.3 0.02 463.015.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,844.7 0.08 2,749.6-32.91
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 95.4 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,878.4 0.25 4,243.838.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,200.7 0.05 1,144.34.93
50 Silk 38.4 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 26.1 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 37.2 0.00 89.5-58.48
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 175.0 0.01 75.2132.62
55 Man-made staple fibers 328.1 0.01 125.8160.91
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 255.8 0.01 285.6-10.43
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 300.1 0.01 1,047.6-71.36
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18.6 0.00 21.0-11.28
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 988.5 0.04 313.4215.40
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 12.5 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 856.2 0.04 244.6250.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 823.2 0.03 300.6173.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,422.0 0.10 7,709.1-68.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,247.0 0.05 111.31,020.10
65 Headgear and parts thereof 140.7 0.01 259.4-45.76
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2.6 0.00 14.8-82.15
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 54.7-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,024.7 0.09 2,067.7-2.08
69 Ceramic products 591.6 0.03 587.30.75
70 Glass and glassware 1,143.2 0.05 1,810.0-36.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 115,663.9 4.89 102,801.712.51
72 Iron and steel 3,568.5 0.15 5,331.0-33.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 25,775.3 1.09 30,175.6-14.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 971.4 0.04 722.534.45
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,047.0 0.04 1,912.8-45.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,453.8 0.10 5,140.0-52.26
78 Lead and articles thereof 69.5 0.00 33.5107.61
79 Zinc and articles thereof 67.8 0.00 14.9355.34
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 271.6 0.01 1,363.9-80.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 26,968.5 1.14 34,523.1-21.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,870.8 0.21 3,451.441.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 360,318.0 15.24 373,888.8-3.63
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 206,928.1 8.75 111,025.386.38
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 724.4 0.03 556.730.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 433,745.5 18.35 419,498.63.40
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 665,053.7 28.13 503,709.532.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 700.4 0.03 3,152.5-77.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 89,292.9 3.78 87,063.22.56
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 433.8 0.02 176.1146.42
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 153.1 0.01 68.4123.92
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 20,841.7 0.88 15,895.431.12
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 10,536.7 0.45 11,560.9-8.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,722.8 0.07 1,886.2-8.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 260.5 0.01 489.0-46.72
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 180.4 0.01 30.8486.21
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 88,664.1 3.75 86,863.12.07

US Imports from Oman

The major share of US imports from Oman in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 59.63% of US total imports from Oman (57.23% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 24.30% of US total imports from Oman (23.05% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.84% of US total imports from Oman (14.87% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Oman (1.19% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Oman in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $41.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Oman in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $41.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $30.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $17.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $12.4 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $10.5 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 $3.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3.1 million.
US imports from Oman in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 42.9-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 69.4 0.01 481.6-85.58
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,665.1 0.27 45.75,734.46
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 41.3 0.00 92.6-55.42
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 70.6 0.01 45.754.40
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 42.7 0.00 25.170.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,673.5 0.38 2,817.930.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 23.0 0.00 30.0-23.18
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 38.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 12,412.8-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 41,634.3 4.28 104.139,890.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 49.1 0.01 0.0
31 Fertilizers 165,225.9 17.00 206,878.6-20.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 46.1 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,884.4 0.19 521.4261.46
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 52.2 0.01 121.6-57.07
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 20.1 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 370,607.6 38.13 387,674.8-4.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 28.0 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) 13.0 0.00 12.17.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8.4 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.9 0.00 20.80.37
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 15.4 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,894.2 0.81 5,888.534.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,353.3 0.14 2,963.3-54.33
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.5 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 364.4 0.04 141.4157.71
69 Ceramic products 156.5 0.02 174.1-10.07
70 Glass and glassware 151.7 0.02 112.634.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 236,189.1 24.30 239,734.9-1.48
72 Iron and steel 2,932.5 0.30 1,273.8130.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 106,358.4 10.94 137,118.5-22.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,738.7 0.59 16,260.6-64.71
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 34.8 0.00 5.7516.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9.3 0.00 43.2-78.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,892.1 0.19 1,319.543.40
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 388.0 0.04 223.373.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,671.0 0.27 5,722.4-53.32
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9.0 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 252.4 0.03 385.6-34.55
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 886.9 0.09 81.8983.98
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 14.7 0.00 34.0-56.87
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 18,488.7 1.90 17,290.36.93
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce