US trade with Oman in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 01, 2018

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

US Trade with Oman

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Oman totaled $2,243.4 million, up 3.28% ($71.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Oman in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $1,505.4 million, up 21.88% ($270.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Oman in the first nine months of 2017 were $738.0 million, down 21.23% ($198.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Oman in the first nine months of 2017 was $767.4 million, a 157.32% increase ($469.1 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Oman was the US 72nd largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 68th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0771% of US total trade (down from 0.0829% in the first nine months of 2016).

Oman was the US 59th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 64th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.1322% of US total exports (up from 0.1168% in the first nine months of 2016).

Oman was the US 76th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 70th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0416% of US total imports (down from 0.0599% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Oman

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.88% of US total exports to Oman (71.24% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.57% of US total exports to Oman (2.43% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.38% of US total exports to Oman (8.01% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.82% of US total exports to Oman (3.15% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.52% of US total exports to Oman (4.26% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.26% of US total exports to Oman (3.49% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $314.5 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $68.4 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 $19.4 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $16.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $12.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $9.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $5.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Oman in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 $107.3 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) - a decrease of $24.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $18.8 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $8.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6.9 million.
US exports to Oman in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 481.3 0.03 99.0386.16
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,819.8 0.65 7,867.724.81
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 31.6 0.00 16.591.95
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,745.5 0.18 1,638.167.60
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 60.7 0.00 55.98.61
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 1,385.5 0.09 1,166.518.77
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,615.8 0.11 960.168.29
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 83.0 0.01 317.8-73.87
10 Cereals 585.5 0.04 2,722.3-78.49
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 309.2 0.02 575.8-46.30
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,273.6 0.08 1,834.3-30.57
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,779.3 0.12 722.8146.16
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 2,754.6 0.18 3,874.1-28.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 144.6 0.01 123.716.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 755.5 0.05 436.473.11
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 794.5 0.05 695.114.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 994.2 0.07 2,457.9-59.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,913.7 0.19 2,500.516.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,607.2 0.51 6,630.914.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 19,175.4 1.27 2,810.9582.18
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,124.4 0.14 1,395.552.23
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 921.0 0.06 476.993.10
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 97,948.0 6.51 29,503.7231.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,696.1 0.18 1,250.3115.64
29 Organic chemicals 1,944.5 0.13 2,515.9-22.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,940.8 0.86 3,433.0276.95
31 Fertilizers 173.8 0.01 147.717.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,104.2 0.07 1,304.0-15.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,894.1 0.13 2,488.1-23.87
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 2,517.5 0.17 1,992.626.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,793.3 0.25 2,172.174.64
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3,910.6 0.26 4,862.1-19.57
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,215.0 0.08 2,061.0-41.05
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20,773.6 1.38 15,109.837.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 36,848.3 2.45 55,650.8-33.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,155.8 0.41 5,884.94.60
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 388.5 0.03 396.7-2.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 223.1 0.01 183.321.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 938.2 0.06 1,975.2-52.50
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 628.0 0.04 259.2142.26
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,041.2 0.14 2,961.5-31.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 316.9 0.02 731.8-56.70
50 Silk 7.9 0.00 6.228.32
52 Cotton 126.9 0.01 69.084.07
54 Man-made filaments 3.0 0.00 15.4-80.25
55 Man-made staple fibers 164.1 0.01 169.2-2.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 59.9 0.00 140.5-57.39
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 593.4 0.04 269.5120.20
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13.8 0.00 34.4-60.02
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,316.9 0.09 432.9204.21
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 50.3 0.00 17.8182.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 103.9 0.01 200.0-48.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 275.8 0.02 252.39.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 499.2 0.03 2,634.9-81.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 237.7 0.02 53.9341.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.8 0.00 750.2-98.55
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 31.2-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,195.1 0.08 1,966.8-39.24
69 Ceramic products 461.6 0.03 342.934.61
70 Glass and glassware 823.8 0.05 474.373.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18,942.1 1.26 43,106.2-56.06
72 Iron and steel 1,552.9 0.10 1,387.611.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,291.7 0.88 16,189.1-17.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 986.9 0.07 846.416.60
75 Nickel and articles thereof 762.5 0.05 596.227.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,998.6 0.20 3,741.0-19.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 14.1 0.00 23.9-40.94
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 295.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 88.2 0.01 51.371.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16,348.8 1.09 24,817.5-34.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,862.4 0.12 4,630.3-59.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 181,595.6 12.06 169,229.67.31
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 108,458.1 7.20 89,037.321.81
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 486.0 0.03 83.8480.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 243,701.0 16.19 351,028.7-30.58
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 542,491.0 36.04 227,951.4137.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 204.7 0.01 516.1-60.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 35,173.9 2.34 42,108.8-16.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 609.0 0.04 222.2174.13
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 32.7 0.00 33.9-3.64
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 22,093.4 1.47 20,172.69.52
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 7,065.1 0.47 4,735.749.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,163.9 0.08 1,397.9-16.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 46.7 0.00 142.9-67.31
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 33.1 0.00 211.3-84.34
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 42,564.8 2.83 50,423.5-15.59

US Imports from Oman

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 35.33% of US total imports from Oman (28.30% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 19.41% of US total imports from Oman (6.78% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 17.22% of US total imports from Oman (12.64% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.71% of US total imports from Oman (47.97% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.24% of US total imports from Oman (1.73% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.15% of US total imports from Oman (0.51% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $59.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $41.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $34.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $21.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $18.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $11.0 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 $8.6 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Oman in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $363.5 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $39.3 million.
US imports from Oman in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 4.5 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,619.2 0.35 1,666.457.18
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,144.5 0.56 1,302.0218.32
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 103.1 0.01 83.024.15
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 26.9 0.00 66.0-59.15
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 59.7 0.01 24.5143.97
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,547.5 0.21 1,538.40.59
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 884.0 0.12 427.5106.78
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 85,511.3 11.59 448,996.0-80.95
29 Organic chemicals 6,646.0 0.90 7,898.4-15.86
31 Fertilizers 47,332.9 6.41 86,601.4-45.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 51.1-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,245.7 0.30 798.5181.23
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 30.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 204,544.0 27.72 169,785.620.47
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.3 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 2.7 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 23,380.4 3.17 12,390.388.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 44,809.0 6.07 3,812.31,075.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20.6 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 196.5 0.03 228.3-13.96
69 Ceramic products 149.2 0.02 146.51.84
70 Glass and glassware 68.4 0.01 23.1195.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 127,055.2 17.22 118,417.57.29
72 Iron and steel 4,980.8 0.67 3,693.034.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 68,502.8 9.28 49,732.437.74
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 69,729.5 9.45 10,107.9589.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 21.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,753.7 0.51 1,277.2193.90
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 2,035.0 0.28 2,055.8-1.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 216.5 0.03 471.4-54.08
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 687.7 0.09 184.3273.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8.3 0.00 0.0
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 943.6 0.13 175.9436.34
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 22.8149.12
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 35,740.0 4.84 14,563.3145.41
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce