US trade (export - import) with Syria in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Syria in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Syria

In 2014, US trade with Syria was $19.5 million, down 52.87% ($21.9 million) from 2013.

US exports to Syria in 2014 were $6.8 million, down 68.61% ($14.8 million) from 2013.

US imports from Syria in 2014 were $12.7 million, down 35.68% ($7.1 million) from 2013.

US trade balance with Syria went from a surplus of $1.8 million in 2013, to a deficit of $5.9 million in 2014.

Syria was the US 191st largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 179th in 2013), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (down from 0.0011% in 2013).

Syria was the US 194th largest export market in 2014 (down from 183rd in 2013), accounting for 0.0004% of US total exports (down from 0.0014% in 2013).

Syria was the US 163rd largest supplier in 2014 (down from 156th in 2013), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (down from 0.0009% in 2013).

US Exports to Syria

The major share of US exports to Syria in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 72.22% of US total exports to Syria (82.98% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.13% of US total exports to Syria (3.54% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.35% of US total exports to Syria (13.48% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Syria in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2,012.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $768.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $323.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $32.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $22.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Syria in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $2,318.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $252.1 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $232.3 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $166.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $153.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $80.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $23.3 thousand.
US exports to Syria in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 50.7 0.75 302.8-83.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,841.6 71.26 2,828.871.15
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.8 0.06 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 23.3-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4.0 0.06 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6.7 0.10 4.069.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 14,800.0-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 166.7-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,136.4 16.73 367.6209.16
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 232.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.5 0.08 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 22.1 0.32 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.2 0.06 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4.3 0.06 158.0-97.26
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 88.9 1.31 2,407.4-96.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 270.6 3.98 351.3-22.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 323.0 4.75 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 32.4 0.48 0.0

US Imports from Syria

The major share of US imports from Syria in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 41.96% of US total imports from Syria (34.58% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.34% of US total imports from Syria (2.22% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Syria in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $658.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $116.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Syria in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $5,901.9 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $462.9 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $445.2 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $329.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $257.9 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $254.5 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 $76.0 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $73.5 thousand.
US imports from Syria in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 254.5-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 225.6 1.77 299.1-24.57
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,024.3 31.59 4,469.5-9.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 20.6 0.16 5.0314.47
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16.5 0.13 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 141.1 1.11 470.9-70.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 34.4 0.27 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 407.8 3.20 391.34.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 457.3 3.59 920.2-50.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2.5 0.02 14.3-82.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16.1 0.13 24.0-33.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 50.5 0.40 49.81.51
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 85.4 0.67 98.7-13.54
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 30.2 0.24 57.0-47.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.3 0.02 0.5398.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16.1 0.13 23.8-32.22
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 9.3 0.07 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 32.6 0.26 290.5-88.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 114.5 0.90 126.3-9.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8.7 0.07 3.0194.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 14.7 0.12 18.3-19.61
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,521.7 11.94 863.376.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.1 0.03 4.7-12.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12.9 0.10 12.35.14
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.3 0.03 3.620.03
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 7.9 0.06 83.9-90.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 15.1-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19.0 0.15 54.7-65.19
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,252.9 41.23 11,154.9-52.91
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 206.6 1.62 90.0129.53
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce