US trade with Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 30, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Syria

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Syria totaled $3.5 million, up 44.06% ($1.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $1.4 million, up 37.56% ($0.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $2.1 million, up 48.97% ($0.7 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $0.6 million, a 84.08% increase ($0.3 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Syria was the US 190th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 195th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (up from 0.0003% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Syria was the US 194th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 196th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total exports (up from 0.0003% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Syria was the US 167th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 177th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Syria

The major share of US exports to Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 87.73% of US total exports to Syria (92.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.75% of US total exports to Syria (7.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.74% of US total exports to Syria (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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 $344.8 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $112.1 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 $36.7 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $6.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $61.7 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $44.0 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $18.2 thousand.
US exports to Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 44.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,268.7 87.73 924.037.31
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 18.2-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 61.7-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 112.1 7.75 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.4 0.44 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2.9 0.20 0.0
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 36.7 2.54 0.0

US Imports from Syria

The major share of US imports from Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 59.27% of US total imports from Syria (67.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.07% of US total imports from Syria (0.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.55% of US total imports from Syria (2.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $301.6 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $294.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $37.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $32.8 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $27.3 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) - an increase of $25.6 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $19.9 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $8.4 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $6.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $35.2 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $29.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $15.9 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $14.4 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $12.4 thousand.
US imports from Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5.7 0.28 2.7109.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 14.4-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,015.9 48.96 721.140.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 22.0 1.06 57.2-61.54
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2.6 0.13 32.1-91.92
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 37.5 1.81 34.19.92
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 80.7 3.89 43.685.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 32.8 1.58 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 32.8 1.58 33.5-2.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14.0 0.68 10.138.64
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 27.3 1.31 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.7 0.08 2.7-37.96
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 1.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14.4 0.69 9.551.22
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.3 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.3 0.16 4.0-16.73
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.6 0.32 22.6-70.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.2 0.06 4.0-71.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 635.3 30.61 333.790.38
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.3 0.16 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16.9 0.82 8.599.06
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 4.9 0.24 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4.5 0.22 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 19.9 0.96 0.0
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 34.2 1.65 8.5300.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9.0 0.44 2.4271.22
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce