US trade with Palestinian Territories in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 30, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Palestinian Territories in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Palestinian Territories

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Palestinian Territories was $1.2 million, down 40.51% ($0.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $0.4 million, down 13.70% ($0.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $0.8 million, down 49.07% ($0.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Palestinian Territories in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $0.4 million, a 65.65% decrease ($0.7 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Palestinian Territories was the US 204th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 198th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (down from 0.0002% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Palestinian Territories was the US 201st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 202nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Palestinian Territories was the US 187th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 174th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Palestinian Territories

The major share of US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 41.56% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (6.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.75% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (76.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.08% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.23% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (4.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.17% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total exports to Palestinian Territories (5.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $141.8 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $48.8 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $47.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $42.5 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $18.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter 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 $181.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $137.1 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 $29.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $26.5 thousand.
US exports to Palestinian Territories in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 39.5 9.23 21.286.19
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 47.4 11.08 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 175.0 40.91 33.2426.49
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2.8 0.65 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 26.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.0 1.17 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4.4 1.03 141.5-96.89
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 0.0 0.00 29.3-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 181.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 67.3 15.73 24.8170.96
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 86.4 20.21 37.6129.67

US Imports from Palestinian Territories

The major share of US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 46.06% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (66.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.19% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.50% of US total imports from Palestinian Territories (0.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $99.6 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $44.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $17.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $738.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $148.0 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $46.8 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $8.4 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $8.2 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $7.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $4.6 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3.8 thousand.
US imports from Palestinian Territories in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 131.4 16.61 178.2-26.26
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 738.6-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 160.4 20.28 60.8163.83
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 27.9 3.52 31.7-12.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 44.7 5.65 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11.9 1.50 7.363.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17.3 2.19 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 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 148.0-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce