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غرفة التجارة العربیة الأمریكیة المشتركة

US Exports to the Arab World 2018-2019

The top four destinations for U.S. goods were: United Arab Emirates ($20.03 billion), Saudi Arabia ($14.28 billion), Qatar ($6.45 billion), Egypt ($5.48 billion) and for the first time coming in the fifth place, is Morocco, emphasizing the effectiveness of the U.S. - Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA).  

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2018

2019

United Arab Emirates

19,511,305,518

20,038,096,190

Saudi Arabia

13,601,307,975

14,289,207,045

Qatar

4,428,139,455

6,458,793,453

Egypt

5,050,861,159

5,485,805,241

Morocco

3,010,614,746

3,479,286,418

Kuwait

2,983,368,564

3,173,438,641

Oman

2,415,358,588

1,937,699,362

Jordan

1,581,371,990

1,474,445,828

Bahrain

2,042,301,429

1,407,866,987

Iraq

1,312,297,296

1,277,907,302

Lebanon

1,328,435,918

1,037,457,114

Algeria

1,261,067,304

999,323,369

Tunisia

597,607,230

461,074,751

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

243,781,564

413,437,765

Yemen

191,307,697

270,224,329

Djibouti

112,742,445

154,082,649

Somalia

49,454,787

105,431,065

Mauritania

88,378,841

90,942,431

South Sudan

23,460,993

22,314,219

Syrian Arab Republic

50,523,762

8,598,031

Comoros

2,777,625

1,512,989

Top 4 Arab Markets


1-United Arab Emirates

U.S. goods exports to United Arab Emirates in 2018 were $19.5 billion, down 2.4% ($471 million) from 2017 but up 35.6% from 2008. U.S. exports to United Arab Emirates account for 1.2% of overall U.S. exports in 2018.


The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: aircraft ($3.8 billion), vehicles ($2.6 billion), electrical machinery ($2.6 billion), machinery ($2.4 billion), and precious metal and stone (diamonds) ($1.4 billion).


U.S. total exports of agricultural products to United Arab Emirates totaled $1.0 billion in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: tree nuts ($304 million), hay ($88 million), prepared food ($77 million), other snack foods ($62 million), and beef & beef products ($60 million).




2-Saudi Arabia

U.S. goods exports to Saudi Arabia in 2018 were $13.6 billion, down 16.8% ($2.8 billion) from 2017 but up 8.9% from 2008.


The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: vehicles ($2.1 billion), machinery ($1.9 billion), aircraft ($1.7 billion), arms and ammunition ($1.5 billion), and electrical machinery ($1.1 billion).


U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Saudi Arabia totaled $1.4 billion in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: corn ($297 million), hay ($155 million), soybeans ($117 million), tree nuts ($114 million), and dairy products ($78 million).


U.S. exports of services to Saudi Arabia were an estimated $9.1 billion in 2018, 1.9% ($178 million) less than 2017, but 81.1% greater than 2008 levels. Leading services exports from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia were in the travel, professional and management services, and maintenance and repair services sectors.

3-Qatar

Qatar was the United States' 47th largest goods export market in 2018.


U.S. goods exports to Qatar in 2018 were $4.4 billion, up 41.6% ($1.3 billion) from 2017 and up 62.9% from 2008.


The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: aircraft ($1.9 billion), electrical machinery ($631 million), machinery ($334 million), vehicles ($250 million), and arms and ammunition ($227 million).


U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Qatar totaled $133 million in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($21 million), live animals ($20 million), beef & beef products ($13 million), tree nuts ($11 million), and prepared food ($10 million).

4-Egypt

Egypt was the United States' 45th largest goods export market in 2018.


U.S. goods exports to Egypt in 2018 were $5.1 billion, up 26.6% ($1.1 billion) from 2017 but down 15.8% from 2008.


The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were:

miscellaneous grain, seeds, fruit (soybeans) ($1.2 billion), mineral fuels ($625 million), machinery ($485 million), cereals (corn) ($348 million), and iron and steel ($267 million).


U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Egypt totaled $1.9 billion in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: soybeans ($1.2 billion), corn ($320 million), feeds & fodders nesoi ($84 million), beef & beef products ($66 million), and cotton ($55 million).

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce TradeStats Express


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