US trade with Qatar in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 01, 2018

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

US Trade with Qatar

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Qatar was $2,871.0 million, down 46.43% ($2,488.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Qatar in the first nine months of 2017 were $2,042.1 million, down 54.22% ($2,418.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Qatar in the first nine months of 2017 were $828.9 million, down 7.78% ($69.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Qatar in the first nine months of 2017 was $1,213.2 million, a 65.94% decrease ($2,348.5 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Qatar was the US 64th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 49th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0986% of US total trade (down from 0.2045% in the first nine months of 2016).

Qatar was the US 54th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 36th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.1794% of US total exports (down from 0.4218% in the first nine months of 2016).

Qatar was the US 73rd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 72nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0468% of US total imports (down from 0.0575% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Qatar

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.99% of US total exports to Qatar (88.58% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.76% of US total exports to Qatar (2.27% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.03% of US total exports to Qatar (1.37% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.08% of US total exports to Qatar (1.98% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.15% of US total exports to Qatar (1.09% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $84.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $8.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $7.2 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $6.2 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2,305.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $118.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $85.3 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 $25.5 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $8.3 million.
US exports to Qatar in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 4,097.4 0.20 2,088.396.21
02 Meat and edible meat offal 33,358.1 1.63 25,105.832.87
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 369.1 0.02 303.821.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,974.4 0.15 2,043.245.58
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12.1 0.00 16.9-28.33
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 237.7 0.01 301.2-21.09
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 670.7 0.03 747.5-10.27
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,933.0 0.34 5,347.729.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 795.3 0.04 459.073.29
10 Cereals 2,448.8 0.12 1,767.038.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 80.3 0.00 230.7-65.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,039.4 0.10 1,743.216.99
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9.5 0.00 20.7-54.18
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,921.2 0.09 1,200.260.08
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 449.3 0.02 482.8-6.94
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,419.5 0.07 1,150.823.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,333.7 0.11 1,813.728.67
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,340.1 0.26 3,186.367.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,557.9 0.17 2,507.941.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,616.9 0.52 8,647.622.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,951.7 0.10 983.798.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 757.4 0.04 773.8-2.12
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8.4 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 715.9 0.04 372.892.01
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,527.0 0.37 7,265.63.60
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,289.0 0.11 1,254.282.50
29 Organic chemicals 10,532.4 0.52 3,362.4213.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,102.2 0.54 7,415.049.73
31 Fertilizers 327.5 0.02 177.784.32
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,476.9 0.17 3,546.9-1.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,850.4 0.19 4,589.6-16.11
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 5,658.8 0.28 2,977.890.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,592.7 0.13 2,432.36.59
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,589.3 0.08 637.4149.35
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 75.3 0.00 37.3102.05
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 39,347.0 1.93 42,558.2-7.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 30,116.7 1.47 27,070.811.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,656.4 0.33 5,247.326.85
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 268.5 0.01 532.7-49.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,556.1 0.08 2,185.8-28.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 17.1 0.00 29.6-42.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,157.8 0.15 5,788.3-45.44
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 272.0 0.01 173.157.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,397.3 0.12 3,555.1-32.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,202.1 0.25 13,503.0-61.47
50 Silk 2.5 0.00 6.6-61.73
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 17.0 0.00 12.040.96
52 Cotton 5.7 0.00 18.7-69.57
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 838.3 0.04 164.8408.64
55 Man-made staple fibers 480.2 0.02 223.3115.06
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 427.3 0.02 879.5-51.41
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,080.7 0.10 1,708.421.79
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 261.7 0.01 174.250.22
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,306.8 0.06 768.869.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 26.8 0.00 18.445.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,977.3 0.15 1,825.363.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,752.5 0.33 4,978.835.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,093.5 0.05 1,155.0-5.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 543.8 0.03 300.680.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 452.0 0.02 229.097.37
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 160.9 0.01 113.941.18
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,912.2 0.24 7,225.1-32.01
69 Ceramic products 1,290.9 0.06 873.747.75
70 Glass and glassware 4,692.7 0.23 6,619.6-29.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 62,872.6 3.08 88,336.1-28.83
72 Iron and steel 579.3 0.03 1,202.2-51.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 25,412.3 1.24 22,235.714.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,885.6 0.09 3,428.4-45.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,696.9 0.08 1,301.330.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,985.5 0.15 3,186.2-6.30
78 Lead and articles thereof 9.4 0.00 26.5-64.73
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4.4 0.00 307.4-98.56
80 Tin and articles thereof 24.9 0.00 20.421.91
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 157.0 0.01 4,550.0-96.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,792.5 0.23 5,226.8-8.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,261.6 0.31 7,091.9-11.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 215,831.3 10.57 301,172.6-28.34
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 103,916.9 5.09 97,677.36.39
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 5,012.8 0.25 1,842.2172.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 155,151.3 7.60 273,400.6-43.25
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 907,097.3 44.42 3,212,100.3-71.76
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,911.2 0.19 6,559.4-40.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 58,768.1 2.88 58,524.50.42
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,112.4 0.05 1,583.6-29.76
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 91.3 0.00 92.0-0.84
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 86,330.8 4.23 1,577.85,371.43
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 29,719.4 1.46 30,940.6-3.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,078.5 0.44 8,482.07.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 920.3 0.05 600.153.37
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7,057.1 0.35 1,893.9272.63
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 101,981.9 4.99 104,256.6-2.18

US Imports from Qatar

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.91% of US total imports from Qatar (30.64% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 29.71% of US total imports from Qatar (25.46% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.29% of US total imports from Qatar (33.66% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 10.01% of US total imports from Qatar (0.14% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Qatar in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 $81.7 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $17.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $6.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Qatar in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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) - a decrease of $150.9 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 $17.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7.3 million.
US imports from Qatar in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 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
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 43.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 151,619.3 18.29 302,540.6-49.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 23,243.9 2.80 40,489.6-42.59
29 Organic chemicals 10,701.4 1.29 3,770.9183.79
31 Fertilizers 227,356.2 27.43 227,645.8-0.13
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 871.1 0.11 1,856.5-53.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,297.3 0.28 1,571.246.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11.9 0.00 29.9-60.24
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 9.5-60.44
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 12.0 0.00 11.18.10
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.9 0.00 7.5-88.59
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 9.5 0.00 50.1-80.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.4 0.00 6.1-76.36
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 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 82,960.3 10.01 1,298.16,290.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.8 0.00 6.0-19.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 78.6 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 246,182.3 29.70 228,858.27.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8.0 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 428.3 0.05 639.2-33.00
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 192.4 0.02 196.6-2.13
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 88.5 0.01 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13.7 0.00 53.8-74.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 298.6 0.04 129.5130.66
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 7.5 0.00 14.8-49.47
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 147.9 0.02 52.9179.30
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 82,194.0 9.92 89,482.0-8.14
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce