US trade (export - import) with Syria in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Syria in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Syria

In 2013, US trade with Syria totaled $41.4 million, up 3.83% ($1.5 million) from 2012.

US exports to Syria in 2013 totaled $21.6 million, up 11.15% ($2.2 million) from 2012.

US imports from Syria in 2013 were $19.8 million, down 3.15% ($0.6 million) from 2012.

US trade balance with Syria went from a deficit of $1.0 million in 2012, to a surplus of $1.8 million in 2013.

Syria was the US 179th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 180th in 2012), accounting for 0.0011% of US total trade (up from 0.0010% in 2012).

Syria was the US 183rd largest export market in 2013 (up from 184th in 2012), accounting for 0.0014% of US total exports (up from 0.0013% in 2012).

Syria was the US 156th largest supplier in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.0009% of US total imports (just as in 2012).

US Exports to Syria

The major share of US exports to Syria in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 82.98% of US total exports to Syria (83.06% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.48% of US total exports to Syria (9.04% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.54% of US total exports to Syria (6.95% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Syria in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $14,800.0 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) - an increase of $2,349.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $110.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Syria in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $9,964.7 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,917.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,304.1 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $602.1 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $518.4 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $289.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $203.0 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $92.0 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $81.8 thousand.
US exports to Syria in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 602.1-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 302.8 1.40 2,220.8-86.36
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 9,964.7-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,828.8 13.07 3,347.2-15.49
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 23.3 0.11 19.321.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4.0 0.02 15.3-73.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 14,800.0 68.39 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 24.5-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 166.7 0.77 456.6-63.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 367.6 1.70 326.512.58
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 232.3 1.07 435.3-46.64
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 92.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 36.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 81.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 158.0 0.73 48.0229.13
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 2,407.4 11.12 57.84,068.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 351.3 1.62 1,655.3-78.78
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 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 0.0 0.00 58.4-100.00

US Imports from Syria

The major share of US imports from Syria in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 34.58% of US total imports from Syria (47.58% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.22% of US total imports from Syria (16.07% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.12% of US total imports from Syria (1.31% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Syria in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $6,361.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $247.2 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $129.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $68.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Syria in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $2,632.4 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $2,631.5 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $709.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $471.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $233.9 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $166.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $142.3 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $114.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $112.7 thousand;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - a decrease of $80.1 thousand.
US imports from Syria in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 254.5 1.28 7.33,405.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 299.1 1.51 169.276.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,469.5 22.57 7,101.1-37.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.0 0.03 18.7-73.43
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 470.9 2.38 402.017.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 33.1-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 391.3 1.98 557.5-29.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 920.2 4.65 1,391.7-33.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14.3 0.07 27.6-48.37
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 24.0 0.12 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 49.8 0.25 82.7-39.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 98.7 0.50 53.684.24
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 57.0 0.29 53.07.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 20.5-97.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.5 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23.8 0.12 257.7-90.75
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.1 0.01 10.4-89.79
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 80.1-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 1.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 290.5 1.47 2,922.9-90.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 126.3 0.64 239.0-47.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.0 0.01 8.2-63.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 18.3 0.09 11.263.26
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 863.3 4.36 1,572.7-45.11
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.6 0.03 5.6-0.80
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.7 0.02 10.3-54.72
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 24.8-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12.3 0.06 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.6 0.02 5.6-35.90
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 83.9 0.42 198.5-57.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15.1 0.08 18.3-17.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 54.7 0.28 47.016.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11,154.9 56.32 4,793.6132.70
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 90.0 0.45 232.3-61.26
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce