US trade (export - import) with Oman in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 19, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Oman in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Oman

In 2016, US trade with Oman was $2,962.0 million, down 11.22% ($374.2 million) from 2015.

US exports to Oman in 2016 were $1,783.9 million, down 24.55% ($580.3 million) from 2015.

US imports from Oman in 2016 totaled $1,178.1 million, up 21.21% ($206.1 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Oman in 2016 was $605.8 million, a 56.49% decrease ($786.5 million) over 2015.

Oman was the US 68th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 67th in 2015), accounting for 0.0800% of US total trade (down from 0.0875% in 2015).

Oman was the US 62nd largest export market in 2016 (down from 55th in 2015), accounting for 0.1228% of US total exports (down from 0.1572% in 2015).

Oman was the US 73rd largest supplier in 2016 (up from 76th in 2015), accounting for 0.0524% of US total imports (up from 0.0421% in 2015).

US Exports to Oman

The major share of US exports to Oman in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.34% of US total exports to Oman (74.31% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.12% of US total exports to Oman (5.62% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.71% of US total exports to Oman (4.98% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.70% of US total exports to Oman (2.79% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.96% of US total exports to Oman (4.89% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.88% of US total exports to Oman (1.33% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Oman in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $62,810.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $32,980.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $10,126.7 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9,252.8 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $5,440.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Oman in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $307,343.2 thousand;
  • 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 $96,710.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $96,622.4 thousand;
  • 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 $62,934.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $53,006.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $33,855.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $17,870.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $9,151.7 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $7,982.0 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $6,144.3 thousand.
US exports to Oman in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 102.9 0.01 469.6-78.09
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,359.4 0.64 5,919.091.91
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 16.5 0.00 62.1-73.45
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,503.3 0.14 2,154.416.20
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 77.1 0.00 64.619.23
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,816.8 0.10 1,639.610.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,087.5 0.06 1,709.6-36.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 332.5 0.02 117.3183.59
10 Cereals 15,497.9 0.87 6,245.0148.16
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 630.4 0.04 262.1140.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,334.8 0.13 5,060.0-53.86
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,100.1 0.06 943.516.60
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 21.1 0.00 88.4-76.17
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,405.4 0.36 14,387.4-55.48
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 196.0 0.01 94.8106.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 494.1 0.03 305.661.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 937.0 0.05 813.515.18
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,004.9 0.17 2,274.732.10
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,417.1 0.19 4,461.3-23.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,740.3 0.49 5,347.963.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,015.2 0.17 56,021.9-94.62
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,057.4 0.17 9,201.7-66.77
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 606.0 0.03 506.919.56
26 Ores, slag and ash 6.9 0.00 21.3-67.53
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 32,948.1 1.85 30,983.56.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,832.9 0.16 2,203.928.54
29 Organic chemicals 3,582.3 0.20 4,928.0-27.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,232.0 0.24 5,896.5-28.23
31 Fertilizers 147.7 0.01 247.9-40.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,442.4 0.08 3,439.5-58.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,913.5 0.16 2,770.35.17
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 3,268.0 0.18 6,766.2-51.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,177.0 0.18 4,163.0-23.69
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6,451.5 0.36 5,550.216.24
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,755.2 0.15 2,371.316.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,647.3 1.21 30,799.0-29.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 66,249.6 3.71 56,122.818.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,231.8 0.46 7,493.69.85
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 445.6 0.02 58.4662.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 348.0 0.02 533.3-34.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,331.4 0.13 1,844.726.38
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 378.7 0.02 95.4297.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,972.1 0.22 5,878.4-32.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 894.8 0.05 1,200.7-25.47
50 Silk 6.2 0.00 38.4-83.95
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 26.1-100.00
52 Cotton 69.0 0.00 37.285.45
54 Man-made filaments 81.9 0.00 175.0-53.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 169.2 0.01 328.1-48.44
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 175.6 0.01 255.8-31.34
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 337.0 0.02 300.112.31
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 50.5 0.00 18.6171.21
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,229.9 0.07 988.524.41
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 17.8 0.00 12.541.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 225.8 0.01 856.2-73.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 363.4 0.02 823.2-55.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,948.3 0.17 2,422.021.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 65.0 0.00 1,247.0-94.79
65 Headgear and parts thereof 750.2 0.04 140.7433.09
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 11.1 0.00 2.6318.27
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 45.9 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,282.0 0.13 2,024.712.70
69 Ceramic products 435.7 0.02 591.6-26.36
70 Glass and glassware 923.1 0.05 1,143.2-19.26
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 52,729.5 2.96 115,663.9-54.41
72 Iron and steel 1,484.9 0.08 3,568.5-58.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 20,437.6 1.15 25,775.3-20.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,080.4 0.06 971.411.22
75 Nickel and articles thereof 823.1 0.05 1,047.0-21.38
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,198.9 0.29 2,453.8111.87
78 Lead and articles thereof 23.9 0.00 69.5-65.56
79 Zinc and articles thereof 295.0 0.02 67.8334.95
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.5 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 82.5 0.00 271.6-69.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 31,248.6 1.75 26,968.515.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,324.4 0.30 4,870.89.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 263,695.6 14.78 360,318.0-26.82
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 110,218.0 6.18 206,928.1-46.74
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 503.3 0.03 724.4-30.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 466,726.1 26.16 433,745.57.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 357,710.4 20.05 665,053.7-46.21
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 556.0 0.03 700.4-20.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 55,437.5 3.11 89,292.9-37.91
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 461.0 0.03 433.86.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 67.4 0.00 153.1-55.97
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 83,651.7 4.69 20,841.7301.37
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 7,876.9 0.44 10,536.7-25.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,782.7 0.10 1,722.83.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 148.5 0.01 260.5-42.99
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 359.5 0.02 180.499.25
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 70,793.8 3.97 88,664.1-20.15

US Imports from Oman

The major share of US imports from Oman in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 42.21% of US total imports from Oman (0.00% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 30.36% of US total imports from Oman (59.63% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 14.50% of US total imports from Oman (24.30% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.87% of US total imports from Oman (11.84% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.11% of US total imports from Oman (0.95% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Oman in 2016 over 2015 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 $496,775.7 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $12,444.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $8,498.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $7,114.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Oman in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $128,123.5 thousand;
  • 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 $65,367.5 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $59,132.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $35,549.1 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $33,735.9 thousand.
US imports from Oman in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,709.0 0.15 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19.1 0.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 69.4-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,020.3 0.17 2,665.1-24.19
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 88.4 0.01 41.3114.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 142.9 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 106.6 0.01 70.651.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 73.5 0.01 42.771.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,101.6 0.18 3,673.5-42.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.9 0.00 23.0-65.89
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 490.8 0.04 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 496,775.7 42.17 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 7,898.4 0.67 41,634.3-81.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 49.1-100.00
31 Fertilizers 106,093.8 9.01 165,225.9-35.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 57.3 0.00 46.124.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,089.2 0.09 1,884.4-42.20
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 0.0 0.00 52.2-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 44.6 0.00 20.1121.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 242,484.1 20.58 370,607.6-34.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 28.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 25.6 0.00 20.922.42
52 Cotton 53.0 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16,392.6 1.39 7,894.2107.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,467.4 0.72 1,353.3525.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 228.3 0.02 364.4-37.35
69 Ceramic products 178.0 0.02 156.513.72
70 Glass and glassware 44.6 0.00 151.7-70.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 170,821.6 14.50 236,189.1-27.68
72 Iron and steel 3,693.0 0.31 2,932.525.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 70,809.3 6.01 106,358.4-33.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 18,183.3 1.54 5,738.7216.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 34.8-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21.9 0.00 9.3135.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,091.4 0.18 1,892.110.53
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 2,654.6 0.23 388.0584.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 490.9 0.04 2,671.0-81.62
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 39.9 0.00 9.0341.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 329.7 0.03 252.430.61
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.8 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 51.3 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 624.1 0.05 886.9-29.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16.6 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 58.9 0.01 14.7301.16
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 21,632.4 1.84 18,488.717.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce