US trade with Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 01, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Qatar

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Qatar totaled $1,488.9 million, up 96.35% ($730.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $1,076.4 million, up 129.94% ($608.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $412.5 million, up 42.16% ($122.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $663.9 million, a 273.05% increase ($485.9 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Qatar was the US 57th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 69th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1428% of US total trade (up from 0.0788% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Qatar was the US 45th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 63rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2641% of US total exports (up from 0.1236% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Qatar was the US 69th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 71st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0649% of US total imports (up from 0.0498% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Qatar

The major share of US exports to Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 83.57% of US total exports to Qatar (69.34% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.82% of US total exports to Qatar (6.20% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.36% of US total exports to Qatar (4.83% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.26% of US total exports to Qatar (2.39% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.56% of US total exports to Qatar (1.08% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.30% of US total exports to Qatar (1.29% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $574.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $11.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $8.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $6.3 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 $6.2 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $5.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $26.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $5.3 million.
US exports to Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 5,209.5 0.48 18.428,284.89
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,885.1 0.92 8,090.222.19
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 272.2 0.03 98.7175.86
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,652.3 0.15 863.891.30
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.0 0.00 5.00.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7.8 0.00 15.4-49.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 129.0 0.01 225.7-42.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,750.5 0.44 2,606.682.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 210.4 0.02 179.617.19
10 Cereals 124.7 0.01 855.7-85.42
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.9 0.00 100.7-97.08
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,425.8 0.13 1,648.8-13.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 73.5 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 680.3 0.06 413.164.66
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 190.2 0.02 302.9-37.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 422.6 0.04 233.680.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 428.8 0.04 620.8-30.92
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,754.4 0.16 1,379.827.14
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,564.2 0.15 923.369.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,601.1 0.52 3,513.159.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,214.2 0.11 335.5261.90
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 521.4 0.05 195.7166.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 53.0 0.00 110.2-51.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,750.3 0.63 434.71,452.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,043.1 0.10 398.7161.60
29 Organic chemicals 5,201.9 0.48 1,571.8230.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,047.9 0.38 3,094.530.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,065.8 0.10 1,415.0-24.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,395.2 0.22 1,558.953.64
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 2,560.5 0.24 1,907.434.24
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 838.2 0.08 344.3143.48
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 347.8 0.03 442.9-21.47
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.4 0.00 10.0-65.44
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16,060.8 1.49 9,009.778.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 16,119.0 1.50 7,687.8109.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,252.7 0.21 1,594.141.31
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 47.9 0.00 820.6-94.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 283.7 0.03 888.0-68.06
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 13.3 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 717.8 0.07 1,619.1-55.66
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 52.9 0.00 96.0-44.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,003.1 0.09 756.232.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,470.3 0.14 3,583.3-58.97
50 Silk 14.5 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 33.7 0.00 6.9387.11
54 Man-made filaments 11.0 0.00 78.1-85.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 49.4 0.00 92.0-46.32
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 125.6 0.01 92.735.56
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,151.7 0.11 1,113.93.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.2 0.00 12.0-31.85
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 748.3 0.07 259.1188.76
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 21.9 0.00 4.1429.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 611.6 0.06 1,032.7-40.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,192.0 0.20 1,774.423.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 494.5 0.05 320.254.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 354.4 0.03 232.952.16
65 Headgear and parts thereof 159.0 0.01 18.1779.66
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 23.9 0.00 25.5-6.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,644.7 0.25 997.1165.25
69 Ceramic products 250.5 0.02 473.0-47.05
70 Glass and glassware 935.5 0.09 2,228.7-58.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 872.4 0.08 3,581.9-75.64
72 Iron and steel 99.0 0.01 205.8-51.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,730.6 0.72 4,908.657.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 366.4 0.03 1,232.2-70.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 388.1 0.04 406.8-4.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 570.4 0.05 736.5-22.55
78 Lead and articles thereof 20.6 0.00 17.120.30
79 Zinc and articles thereof 72.1 0.01 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 31.1 0.00 26.218.67
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 250.2 0.02 41.1509.45
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,024.2 0.19 1,420.042.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,986.6 0.18 2,209.4-10.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 85,841.0 7.97 74,392.915.39
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 44,660.4 4.15 41,616.37.31
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 6,346.7 0.59 127.54,879.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 63,222.8 5.87 89,493.8-29.36
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 671,399.1 62.37 97,090.1591.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 188.1 0.02 3,237.5-94.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 27,916.4 2.59 18,646.349.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 846.2 0.08 195.3333.33
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11.3 0.00 13.4-15.88
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,022.8 0.19 1,122.280.26
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 9,022.7 0.84 9,621.6-6.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,627.8 0.24 7,893.0-66.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 166.2 0.02 261.9-36.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 582.0 0.05 700.4-16.90
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 38,864.1 3.61 40,208.3-3.34

US Imports from Qatar

The major share of US imports from Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 36.71% of US total imports from Qatar (35.53% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.73% of US total imports from Qatar (27.82% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.83% of US total imports from Qatar (24.84% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.35% of US total imports from Qatar (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter 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) - an increase of $48.4 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 $30.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $25.0 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $22.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $10.9 million.
US imports from Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 31.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 151,439.0 36.71 103,072.746.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,865.8 2.15 8,999.8-1.49
29 Organic chemicals 25,001.2 6.06 0.0
31 Fertilizers 92,822.7 22.50 70,211.032.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 978.8 0.24 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,246.5 0.79 1,506.1115.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.5 0.00 0.8-39.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13.0 0.00 10.819.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
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
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.1 0.00 9.8-68.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 30,308.1 7.35 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 61,178.4 14.83 72,089.3-15.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 270.8 0.07 102.1165.08
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 138.4 0.03 21.8535.27
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 5.1 0.00 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 48.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 36.5 0.01 95.2-61.64
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 19.1 0.00 15.919.73
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 30.4 0.01 16.782.37
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 38,170.3 9.25 33,908.512.57
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce