US trade (export - import) with Qatar in 2017

Published or Updated: May 01, 2018

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

US Trade with Qatar

In 2017, US trade with Qatar was $4,359.9 million, down 28.73% ($1,757.8 million) from 2016.

US exports to Qatar in 2017 were $3,118.5 million, down 36.73% ($1,810.2 million) from 2016.

US imports from Qatar in 2017 totaled $1,241.4 million, up 4.41% ($52.4 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Qatar in 2017 was $1,877.1 million, a 49.81% decrease ($1,862.6 million) over 2016.

Qatar was the US 63rd largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 56th in 2016), accounting for 0.1103% of US total trade (down from 0.1652% in 2016).

Qatar was the US 50th largest export market in 2017 (down from 40th in 2016), accounting for 0.2017% of US total exports (down from 0.3392% in 2016).

Qatar was the US 73rd largest supplier in 2017 (down from 72nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0515% of US total imports (down from 0.0529% in 2016).

US Exports to Qatar

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.33% of US total exports to Qatar (86.75% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.44% of US total exports to Qatar (2.64% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.80% of US total exports to Qatar (1.70% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.04% of US total exports to Qatar (1.86% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.84% of US total exports to Qatar (1.21% in 2016).

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

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $85.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $11.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $10.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $10.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9.5 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $9.4 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1,730.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $144.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $73.9 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 $28.2 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $10.4 million.
US exports to Qatar 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 9,306.9 0.30 2,106.6341.79
02 Meat and edible meat offal 43,243.2 1.39 33,196.030.27
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 641.3 0.02 402.559.36
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,626.7 0.15 2,906.959.16
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 17.1 0.00 21.9-21.85
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 245.5 0.01 316.6-22.46
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 799.7 0.03 973.2-17.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11,683.5 0.37 7,954.346.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,005.7 0.03 638.557.51
10 Cereals 2,573.5 0.08 2,622.7-1.88
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 83.2 0.00 331.4-74.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,465.2 0.11 3,392.02.16
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 83.0 0.00 20.7300.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,601.5 0.08 1,613.361.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 639.5 0.02 785.7-18.61
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,842.1 0.06 1,384.533.05
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,762.6 0.09 2,434.513.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,094.5 0.23 4,566.155.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,122.1 0.16 3,431.149.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,218.0 0.52 12,160.733.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,165.9 0.10 1,319.2139.99
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,278.8 0.04 969.531.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8.4 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 768.9 0.02 483.059.18
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14,277.3 0.46 7,700.385.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,332.1 0.11 1,653.0101.58
29 Organic chemicals 15,734.3 0.50 4,934.2218.88
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,150.1 0.49 10,509.444.16
31 Fertilizers 327.5 0.01 177.784.32
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,542.7 0.15 4,961.9-8.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,245.5 0.20 6,148.61.58
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 8,219.3 0.26 4,885.268.25
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,430.9 0.11 2,776.623.57
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,937.1 0.06 1,080.279.32
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 78.7 0.00 47.266.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 55,407.8 1.78 51,568.07.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 46,235.7 1.48 34,758.633.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,909.1 0.29 6,841.430.22
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 316.5 0.01 1,353.4-76.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,839.8 0.06 3,073.8-40.15
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 30.4 0.00 29.62.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,875.6 0.12 7,407.4-47.68
45 Cork and articles of cork 9.9 0.00 3.7168.51
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.5 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 324.8 0.01 269.120.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,400.4 0.11 4,311.3-21.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,672.5 0.21 17,086.4-60.95
50 Silk 17.0 0.00 6.6158.47
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 17.0 0.00 12.040.96
52 Cotton 39.4 0.00 25.753.76
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 849.2 0.03 242.9249.62
55 Man-made staple fibers 529.6 0.02 315.367.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 552.9 0.02 972.1-43.12
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,232.4 0.10 2,822.314.53
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 269.9 0.01 186.344.93
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,055.1 0.07 1,028.099.92
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 48.7 0.00 22.6115.68
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,588.9 0.12 2,858.025.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,944.5 0.29 6,753.232.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,588.0 0.05 1,475.17.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 898.2 0.03 533.568.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 611.0 0.02 247.1147.27
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 7.4 0.00 9.3-20.72
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 184.8 0.01 139.432.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,557.0 0.24 8,222.2-8.09
69 Ceramic products 1,541.3 0.05 1,346.714.45
70 Glass and glassware 5,628.2 0.18 8,848.4-36.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 63,745.0 2.04 91,918.0-30.65
72 Iron and steel 678.3 0.02 1,408.0-51.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 33,142.9 1.06 27,144.322.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,252.1 0.07 4,660.6-51.68
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,085.1 0.07 1,708.122.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,555.9 0.11 3,922.7-9.35
78 Lead and articles thereof 29.9 0.00 43.6-31.38
79 Zinc and articles thereof 76.5 0.00 307.4-75.10
80 Tin and articles thereof 56.0 0.00 46.620.09
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 407.2 0.01 4,591.1-91.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,816.7 0.22 6,646.72.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,248.2 0.26 9,301.3-11.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 301,672.3 9.67 375,565.5-19.68
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 148,577.3 4.76 139,293.66.66
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 11,359.5 0.36 1,969.6476.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 218,374.1 7.00 362,894.4-39.82
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,578,496.4 50.62 3,309,190.4-52.30
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,099.3 0.13 9,796.8-58.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 86,684.5 2.78 77,170.812.33
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,958.6 0.06 1,778.910.10
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 102.5 0.00 105.4-2.75
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 88,353.6 2.83 2,700.03,172.33
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 38,742.1 1.24 40,562.2-4.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,706.3 0.38 16,375.0-28.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,086.5 0.03 862.026.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7,639.1 0.24 2,594.3194.46
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 140,846.0 4.52 144,464.9-2.51

US Imports from Qatar

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.85% of US total imports from Qatar (29.95% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 24.77% of US total imports from Qatar (25.31% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.41% of US total imports from Qatar (34.12% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.12% of US total imports from Qatar (0.11% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Qatar in 2017 over 2016 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 $112.0 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $31.9 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $22.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $6.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Qatar 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 $102.6 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $17.4 million.
US imports from Qatar 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 88.7 0.01 39.0127.52
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 75.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 303,058.3 24.41 405,613.2-25.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 32,109.7 2.59 49,489.4-35.12
29 Organic chemicals 35,702.6 2.88 3,770.9846.80
31 Fertilizers 320,178.9 25.79 297,856.87.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,849.9 0.15 1,856.5-0.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,543.8 0.45 3,077.380.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12.4 0.00 30.7-59.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.7 0.00 18.9-80.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.5 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 25.0 0.00 21.913.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.9 0.00 7.5-88.59
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 22.7 0.00 12.089.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12.6 0.00 59.9-78.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.4 0.00 6.1-76.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5.2 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 28.8 0.00 9.6200.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 113,268.5 9.12 1,298.18,625.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.8 0.00 8.8-45.53
75 Nickel and articles thereof 78.6 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 307,360.7 24.76 300,947.52.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8.0 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 699.0 0.06 741.3-5.71
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 330.8 0.03 218.451.47
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 93.6 0.01 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13.7 0.00 102.5-86.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 335.1 0.03 224.749.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.6 0.00 7.0-6.45
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
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 26.5 0.00 30.7-13.62
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 178.3 0.01 69.6156.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 120,364.3 9.70 123,390.5-2.45
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce