US trade (export - import) with Qatar in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 17, 2017

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

US Trade with Qatar

In 2015, US trade with Qatar was $5,568.9 million, down 19.90% ($1,383.9 million) from 2014.

US exports to Qatar in 2015 were $4,231.8 million, down 18.20% ($941.6 million) from 2014.

US imports from Qatar in 2015 were $1,337.1 million, down 24.86% ($442.3 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Qatar in 2015 was $2,894.7 million, a 14.71% decrease ($499.3 million) over 2014.

Qatar was the US 59th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 58th in 2014), accounting for 0.15% of US total trade (down from 0.17% in 2014).

Qatar was the US 44th largest export market in 2015 (up from 45th in 2014), accounting for 0.28% of US total exports (down from 0.32% in 2014).

Qatar was the US 70th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 68th in 2014), accounting for 0.06% of US total imports (down from 0.07% in 2014).

US Exports to Qatar

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 81.09% of US total exports to Qatar (83.50% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.40% of US total exports to Qatar (4.91% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.48% of US total exports to Qatar (3.19% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.76% of US total exports to Qatar (1.67% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.68% of US total exports to Qatar (1.63% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.01% of US total exports to Qatar (0.61% in 2014).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $126.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $23.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13.4 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $13.4 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $999.5 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 $67.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $21.3 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $17.1 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $13.2 million.
US exports to Qatar 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 1,291.9 0.03 1,106.016.81
02 Meat and edible meat offal 26,233.1 0.62 43,313.5-39.43
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 411.0 0.01 585.0-29.75
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,696.3 0.09 2,906.427.18
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 46.1 0.00 173.5-73.44
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 101.5 0.00 215.9-52.98
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,269.8 0.03 741.571.25
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,551.3 0.13 6,228.6-10.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 688.3 0.02 614.112.07
10 Cereals 1,165.3 0.03 934.724.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 597.7 0.01 416.043.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,864.3 0.07 1,752.463.45
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6.2 0.00 14.2-56.18
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 13.9 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 897.1 0.02 835.87.34
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,107.5 0.03 665.266.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,581.1 0.04 1,215.930.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,918.9 0.05 1,336.143.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,013.6 0.14 5,260.114.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,348.9 0.08 3,290.71.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,169.9 0.31 12,102.78.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,580.3 0.04 1,116.241.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,039.2 0.02 1,412.1-26.41
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 28.9 0.00 51.5-43.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 717.6 0.02 878.8-18.35
26 Ores, slag and ash 638.3 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 41,460.7 0.98 30,676.235.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,779.9 0.07 2,996.1-7.21
29 Organic chemicals 11,139.4 0.26 22,370.1-50.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,417.7 0.29 10,566.317.52
31 Fertilizers 155.8 0.00 110.241.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,457.6 0.13 6,730.8-18.92
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,335.2 0.10 3,161.437.13
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 4,152.3 0.10 4,797.2-13.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,959.9 0.07 3,740.9-20.88
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,076.3 0.03 599.679.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 62.0 0.00 89.8-30.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 55,962.7 1.32 61,149.8-8.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 38,146.4 0.90 41,064.4-7.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,828.0 0.21 7,565.416.69
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 247.6 0.01 292.3-15.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,859.0 0.07 2,325.122.96
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 23.6 0.00 30.3-22.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,428.2 0.15 6,110.65.20
45 Cork and articles of cork 9.5 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 6.0 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 67.1 0.00 13.6394.66
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,946.9 0.12 3,434.944.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19,454.7 0.46 6,101.9218.83
50 Silk 21.4 0.00 34.3-37.56
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
52 Cotton 19.7 0.00 77.6-74.58
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 78.5 0.00 8.9778.49
54 Man-made filaments 1,298.6 0.03 1,505.9-13.77
55 Man-made staple fibers 169.8 0.00 435.9-61.04
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,007.0 0.02 1,101.0-8.54
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,643.2 0.09 4,984.0-26.90
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 164.8 0.00 147.611.62
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,465.4 0.03 822.478.18
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.1 0.00 19.1-83.79
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,312.5 0.05 2,644.9-12.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9,262.7 0.22 8,740.25.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,275.4 0.05 1,640.238.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 465.4 0.01 807.7-42.37
65 Headgear and parts thereof 853.0 0.02 440.393.71
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 20.3 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 186.2 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,865.4 0.09 3,743.53.26
69 Ceramic products 1,442.1 0.03 1,667.4-13.52
70 Glass and glassware 6,566.1 0.16 6,557.40.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 186,302.7 4.40 254,218.6-26.72
72 Iron and steel 3,024.1 0.07 16,178.1-81.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 31,475.7 0.74 37,068.1-15.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,995.3 0.14 4,620.829.75
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,075.6 0.03 2,046.4-47.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,247.7 0.10 5,127.4-17.16
78 Lead and articles thereof 24.3 0.00 139.7-82.57
79 Zinc and articles thereof 156.0 0.00 114.935.70
80 Tin and articles thereof 39.9 0.00 45.8-12.97
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,574.7 0.18 708.6968.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,635.9 0.20 10,839.2-20.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,730.1 0.21 7,525.816.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 457,246.4 10.80 443,870.63.01
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 199,264.9 4.71 195,515.61.92
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 1,299.1 0.03 1,882.7-31.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 573,704.6 13.56 447,621.428.17
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,086,372.9 49.30 3,085,848.3-32.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,585.2 0.16 16,684.7-60.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 106,956.3 2.53 128,255.6-16.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,187.4 0.03 1,348.2-11.92
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 87.3 0.00 143.4-39.07
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3,025.0 0.07 1,168.4158.91
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 45,229.7 1.07 43,707.23.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12,205.5 0.29 11,394.17.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 951.9 0.02 1,103.8-13.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13,364.6 0.32 10,524.626.98
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 132,998.5 3.14 109,242.221.75

US Imports from Qatar

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 38.58% of US total imports from Qatar (31.86% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 30.35% of US total imports from Qatar (38.99% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.92% of US total imports from Qatar (11.39% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.98% of US total imports from Qatar (0.06% in 2014).

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

  • 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 $78.8 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $26.0 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $23.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $8.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Qatar in 2015 over the 2014 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 $287.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $205.4 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $86.7 million.
US imports from Qatar 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
(%)
01 Live animals 149.3 0.01 101.547.13
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 405,790.0 30.35 693,736.6-41.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 49,266.3 3.68 23,224.3112.13
29 Organic chemicals 13,946.1 1.04 5,426.5157.00
31 Fertilizers 449,603.4 33.63 536,311.9-16.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,371.6 0.18 1,562.351.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 641.1 0.05 339.388.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20.6 0.00 3.8439.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.8 0.00 8.8-67.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 42.8 0.00 2.71,477.34
54 Man-made filaments 37.2 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 20.7 0.00 0.92,220.20
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.7 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.2 0.00 26.7-84.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 52.4 0.00 12.9304.68
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17.1 0.00 0.53,310.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 17.3 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 5.5 0.00 2.5118.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 79,933.1 5.98 1,128.86,981.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 13.1 0.00 25.0-47.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 52.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 225,965.6 16.90 202,623.011.52
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 189.6 0.01 5.53,320.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11.8 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,095.5 0.16 805.9160.02
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 377.3 0.03 623.5-39.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 50.1 0.00 9.1450.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,140.1 0.09 1,635.0-30.27
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.1 0.00 6.8-39.85
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 354.8-100.00
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 15.2 0.00 2.0660.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 196.3 0.01 6.92,739.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.1 0.00 833.1-98.79
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 105,105.6 7.86 310,522.3-66.15
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce