US trade (export - import) with Oman in 2017

Published or Updated: May 01, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Oman in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Oman

In 2017, US trade with Oman totaled $3,224.3 million, up 8.86% ($262.3 million) from 2016.

US exports to Oman in 2017 totaled $2,095.8 million, up 17.48% ($311.9 million) from 2016.

US imports from Oman in 2017 were $1,128.5 million, down 4.21% ($49.6 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Oman in 2017 was $967.3 million, a 59.68% increase ($361.5 million) over 2016.

Oman was the US 72nd largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 68th in 2016), accounting for 0.0815% of US total trade (up from 0.0800% in 2016).

Oman was the US 59th largest export market in 2017 (up from 62nd in 2016), accounting for 0.1356% of US total exports (up from 0.1228% in 2016).

Oman was the US 74th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 73rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0469% of US total imports (down from 0.0524% in 2016).

US Exports to Oman

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.29% of US total exports to Oman (70.34% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.99% of US total exports to Oman (7.12% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.09% of US total exports to Oman (1.88% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.18% of US total exports to Oman (3.71% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.34% of US total exports to Oman (3.70% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.30% of US total exports to Oman (2.96% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Oman in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $354.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $72.8 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $59.7 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 $39.3 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $30.9 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $10.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $8.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Oman in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $166.0 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) - a decrease of $25.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $20.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $16.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $14.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10.7 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $8.9 million.
US exports to Oman in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 481.3 0.02 102.9367.64
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,212.8 0.68 11,359.425.12
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 70.7 0.00 16.5328.84
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,501.3 0.17 2,503.339.86
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 63.5 0.00 77.1-17.61
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 30.5 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,892.2 0.09 1,816.84.15
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,882.7 0.14 1,087.5165.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 83.0 0.00 332.5-75.03
10 Cereals 638.1 0.03 15,497.9-95.88
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 410.8 0.02 630.4-34.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,481.5 0.07 2,334.8-36.55
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,043.1 0.10 1,100.185.72
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 21.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,708.9 0.27 6,405.4-10.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 201.2 0.01 196.02.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 981.0 0.05 494.198.53
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 959.3 0.05 937.02.37
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,220.0 0.06 3,004.9-59.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,535.8 0.17 3,417.13.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,493.8 0.50 8,740.320.06
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 33,908.4 1.62 3,015.21,024.59
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,707.2 0.13 3,057.4-11.45
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,028.4 0.05 606.069.68
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 105,719.9 5.04 32,948.1220.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,321.4 0.16 2,832.917.24
29 Organic chemicals 3,145.9 0.15 3,582.3-12.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,673.7 0.70 4,232.0246.73
31 Fertilizers 173.8 0.01 147.717.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,535.8 0.17 1,442.4145.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,702.8 0.13 2,913.5-7.23
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 3,555.9 0.17 3,268.08.81
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,749.8 0.23 3,177.049.51
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4,698.5 0.22 6,451.5-27.17
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,794.8 0.09 2,755.2-34.86
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 29,790.1 1.42 21,647.337.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 45,451.5 2.17 66,249.6-31.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,866.9 0.38 8,231.8-4.43
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 422.0 0.02 445.6-5.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 665.9 0.03 348.091.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,436.9 0.07 2,331.4-38.37
45 Cork and articles of cork 14.6 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 783.8 0.04 378.7106.95
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,759.2 0.13 3,972.1-30.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 461.2 0.02 894.8-48.45
50 Silk 11.6 0.00 6.288.08
52 Cotton 126.9 0.01 69.084.07
54 Man-made filaments 27.7 0.00 81.9-66.22
55 Man-made staple fibers 292.7 0.01 169.273.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 111.8 0.01 175.6-36.36
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 716.4 0.03 337.0112.59
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 66.0 0.00 50.530.88
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,122.4 0.10 1,229.972.57
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 50.3 0.00 17.8182.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 120.4 0.01 225.8-46.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 373.6 0.02 363.42.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 777.6 0.04 2,948.3-73.63
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 439.7 0.02 65.0576.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,040.2 0.05 750.238.66
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2.7 0.00 45.9-94.12
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,717.9 0.08 2,282.0-24.72
69 Ceramic products 1,272.6 0.06 435.7192.10
70 Glass and glassware 1,204.0 0.06 923.130.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 27,235.7 1.30 52,729.5-48.35
72 Iron and steel 1,839.1 0.09 1,484.923.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,493.9 0.79 20,437.6-19.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,124.4 0.05 1,080.44.08
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,013.7 0.05 823.123.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,352.4 0.16 5,198.9-35.52
78 Lead and articles thereof 17.4 0.00 23.9-27.16
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 295.0-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 91.1 0.00 82.510.41
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 22,310.0 1.06 31,248.6-28.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,764.2 0.13 5,324.4-48.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 253,033.7 12.07 263,695.6-4.04
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 149,493.2 7.13 110,218.035.63
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 568.7 0.03 503.312.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 300,759.8 14.35 466,726.1-35.56
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 712,000.0 33.97 357,710.499.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 248.5 0.01 556.0-55.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 57,048.9 2.72 55,437.52.91
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 752.5 0.04 461.063.23
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 32.7 0.00 67.4-51.47
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 143,317.0 6.84 83,651.771.33
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 8,694.7 0.41 7,876.910.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,264.3 0.11 1,782.727.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 107.4 0.01 148.5-27.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 91.0 0.00 359.5-74.69
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 54,447.3 2.60 70,793.8-23.09

US Imports from Oman

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.81% of US total imports from Oman (30.36% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.73% of US total imports from Oman (42.21% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.23% of US total imports from Oman (7.87% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 14.94% of US total imports from Oman (14.50% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.29% of US total imports from Oman (2.11% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Oman in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $78.9 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $42.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $33.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $24.9 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $23.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $21.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $15.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Oman in 2017 over the 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 $241.1 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $58.8 million.
US imports from Oman in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 4.5 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,197.8 0.28 1,709.087.11
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 19.1-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,901.0 0.43 2,020.3142.59
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 144.0 0.01 88.462.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 142.9-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 68.6 0.01 106.6-35.57
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 88.2 0.01 73.519.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,221.9 0.20 2,101.65.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 884.0 0.08 490.880.13
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 255,631.0 22.65 496,775.7-48.54
29 Organic chemicals 31,359.0 2.78 7,898.4297.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 359.0 0.03 0.0
31 Fertilizers 47,332.9 4.19 106,093.8-55.39
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 57.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,528.8 0.31 1,089.2223.99
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 44.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 276,430.8 24.50 242,484.114.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.4 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) 4.6 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 25.6-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 53.0-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5.3 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.6 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 31,541.6 2.79 16,392.692.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 50,622.0 4.49 8,467.4497.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 53.9 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 196.5 0.02 228.3-13.96
69 Ceramic products 171.8 0.02 178.0-3.48
70 Glass and glassware 121.6 0.01 44.6172.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 168,605.2 14.94 170,821.6-1.30
72 Iron and steel 5,236.7 0.46 3,693.041.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 92,118.8 8.16 70,809.330.09
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 97,041.4 8.60 18,183.3433.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.9 0.00 21.9-86.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,158.5 0.37 2,091.498.84
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 3,536.7 0.31 2,654.633.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 306.7 0.03 490.9-37.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 39.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 766.8 0.07 329.7132.59
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8.3 0.00 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 51.3-100.00
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 1,281.1 0.11 624.1105.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.9 0.00 16.6-82.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 56.7 0.01 58.9-3.67
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 46,516.0 4.12 21,632.4115.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce