US trade (export - import) with Qatar in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Qatar

In 2016, US trade with Qatar totaled $6,117.7 million, up 9.85% ($548.8 million) from 2015.

US exports to Qatar in 2016 totaled $4,928.7 million, up 16.47% ($696.9 million) from 2015.

US imports from Qatar in 2016 were $1,189.0 million, down 11.08% ($148.1 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Qatar in 2016 was $3,739.7 million, a 29.19% increase ($845.0 million) over 2015.

Qatar was the US 56th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 59th in 2015), accounting for 0.1652% of US total trade (up from 0.1461% in 2015).

Qatar was the US 40th largest export market in 2016 (up from 44th in 2015), accounting for 0.3392% of US total exports (up from 0.2814% in 2015).

Qatar was the US 72nd largest supplier in 2016 (down from 70th in 2015), accounting for 0.0529% of US total imports (down from 0.0580% in 2015).

US Exports to Qatar

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 86.75% of US total exports to Qatar (81.09% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.64% of US total exports to Qatar (3.48% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.86% of US total exports to Qatar (4.40% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.70% of US total exports to Qatar (1.76% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.21% of US total exports to Qatar (1.68% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.17% of US total exports to Qatar (1.01% in 2015).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,222,817.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Qatar in 2016 over 2015 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 $210,810.2 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 $94,384.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $81,680.8 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 $59,971.3 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $33,760.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $29,785.5 thousand.
US exports to Qatar 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 2,106.6 0.04 1,291.963.07
02 Meat and edible meat offal 33,196.0 0.67 26,233.126.54
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 402.5 0.01 411.0-2.07
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,906.9 0.06 3,696.3-21.36
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 21.9 0.00 46.1-52.56
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 316.6 0.01 101.5211.89
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 973.2 0.02 1,269.8-23.36
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,954.3 0.16 5,551.343.29
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 638.5 0.01 688.3-7.23
10 Cereals 2,622.7 0.05 1,165.3125.06
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 331.4 0.01 597.7-44.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,392.0 0.07 2,864.318.42
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 20.7 0.00 6.2233.07
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 13.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,613.3 0.03 897.179.84
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 785.7 0.02 1,107.5-29.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,384.5 0.03 1,581.1-12.44
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,434.5 0.05 1,918.926.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,566.1 0.09 6,013.6-24.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,431.1 0.07 3,348.92.45
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,160.7 0.25 13,169.9-7.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,319.2 0.03 1,580.3-16.53
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 969.5 0.02 1,039.2-6.70
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 28.9-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 483.0 0.01 717.6-32.68
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 638.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,700.3 0.16 41,460.7-81.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,653.0 0.03 2,779.9-40.54
29 Organic chemicals 4,934.2 0.10 11,139.4-55.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,509.4 0.21 12,417.7-15.37
31 Fertilizers 177.7 0.00 155.814.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,961.9 0.10 5,457.6-9.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,148.6 0.12 4,335.241.83
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 4,885.2 0.10 4,152.317.65
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,776.6 0.06 2,959.9-6.19
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,080.2 0.02 1,076.30.37
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 47.2 0.00 62.0-23.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 51,568.0 1.05 55,962.7-7.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,758.6 0.71 38,146.4-8.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,841.4 0.14 8,828.0-22.50
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,353.4 0.03 247.6446.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,073.8 0.06 2,859.07.51
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 29.6 0.00 23.625.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,407.4 0.15 6,428.215.23
45 Cork and articles of cork 3.7 0.00 9.5-61.24
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 269.1 0.01 67.1300.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,311.3 0.09 4,946.9-12.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17,086.4 0.35 19,454.7-12.17
50 Silk 6.6 0.00 21.4-69.22
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 12.0 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 25.7 0.00 19.730.03
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.6 0.00 78.5-95.36
54 Man-made filaments 242.9 0.00 1,298.6-81.30
55 Man-made staple fibers 315.3 0.01 169.885.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 972.1 0.02 1,007.0-3.46
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,822.3 0.06 3,643.2-22.53
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 186.3 0.00 164.813.04
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,028.0 0.02 1,465.4-29.85
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 22.6 0.00 3.1630.71
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,858.0 0.06 2,312.523.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,753.2 0.14 9,262.7-27.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,475.1 0.03 2,275.4-35.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 533.5 0.01 465.414.63
65 Headgear and parts thereof 247.1 0.01 853.0-71.03
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 9.3 0.00 20.3-54.18
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 139.4 0.00 186.2-25.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,222.2 0.17 3,865.4112.71
69 Ceramic products 1,346.7 0.03 1,442.1-6.61
70 Glass and glassware 8,848.4 0.18 6,566.134.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 91,918.0 1.86 186,302.7-50.66
72 Iron and steel 1,408.0 0.03 3,024.1-53.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 27,144.3 0.55 31,475.7-13.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,660.6 0.09 5,995.3-22.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,708.1 0.03 1,075.658.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,922.7 0.08 4,247.7-7.65
78 Lead and articles thereof 43.6 0.00 24.379.17
79 Zinc and articles thereof 307.4 0.01 156.097.07
80 Tin and articles thereof 46.6 0.00 39.916.97
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,591.1 0.09 7,574.7-39.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,646.7 0.13 8,635.9-23.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,301.3 0.19 8,730.16.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 375,565.5 7.62 457,246.4-17.86
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 139,293.6 2.83 199,264.9-30.10
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 1,969.6 0.04 1,299.151.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 362,894.4 7.36 573,704.6-36.75
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,309,190.4 67.14 2,086,372.958.61
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,796.8 0.20 6,585.248.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 77,170.8 1.57 106,956.3-27.85
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,778.9 0.04 1,187.449.81
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 105.4 0.00 87.320.72
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,700.0 0.05 3,025.0-10.74
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 40,562.2 0.82 45,229.7-10.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16,375.0 0.33 12,205.534.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 862.0 0.02 951.9-9.44
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,594.3 0.05 13,364.6-80.59
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 144,464.9 2.93 132,998.58.62

US Imports from Qatar

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 34.12% of US total imports from Qatar (30.35% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 29.95% of US total imports from Qatar (38.58% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 25.31% of US total imports from Qatar (16.92% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.11% of US total imports from Qatar (5.98% in 2015).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $74,981.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $18,284.9 thousand.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $151,746.6 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 $78,635.0 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $10,175.2 thousand.
US imports from Qatar 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
(%)
01 Live animals 39.0 0.00 149.3-73.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2.8 0.00 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5.0 0.00 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 75.2 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 405,613.2 34.11 405,790.0-0.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 49,489.4 4.16 49,266.30.45
29 Organic chemicals 3,770.9 0.32 13,946.1-72.96
31 Fertilizers 297,856.8 25.05 449,603.4-33.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5.0 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,856.5 0.16 2,371.6-21.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,077.3 0.26 641.1380.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 30.7 0.00 20.649.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18.9 0.00 2.8568.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.9 0.00 42.8-48.78
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 37.2-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7.5 0.00 20.7-63.96
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.4 0.00 0.7-44.93
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12.0 0.00 4.2183.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 59.9 0.01 52.414.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.5 0.00 17.1-85.48
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.1 0.00 17.3-64.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.0 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 9.6 0.00 5.575.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,298.1 0.11 79,933.1-98.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 8.8 0.00 13.1-32.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 300,947.5 25.31 225,965.633.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 189.6-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 11.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 741.3 0.06 2,095.5-64.62
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 218.4 0.02 377.3-42.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 102.5 0.01 50.1104.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 224.7 0.02 1,140.1-80.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7.0 0.00 4.172.66
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 6.2 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 30.7 0.00 15.2102.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 196.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 69.6 0.01 10.1590.94
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 123,390.5 10.38 105,105.617.40
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce