|2||Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles||$18.73 M|
|4||Tanks, armored fighting vehicles, parts||$10.23 M|
|5||Power supplies, transformers||$7.39 M|
|6||Medical instrument parts||$4.95 M|
|7||Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts||$4.88 M|
|8||Pumps for dispensing liquids||$4.67 M|
|9||Parts for heavy machinery||$4.14 M|
|10||Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.||$3.86 M|
|2||Paintings, drawings and other artwork||$85,666|
|4||Misc. cereal grains||$41,125|
|5||Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved||$31,680|
|6||Sugar confection, including white chocolate; no co||$18,048|
|7||Smoking Pipes & Bowls, Cigar Etc Holders, & P 9614||$17,570|
|8||Stoves and ranges, parts||$9,690|
|10||Collectors items of historic or botanic interest||$6,500|
Top Trading Ports
Total Trade: $1.68 billion
|1||Port of Port Arthur, Texas||$353,391,883|
|2||Port of Morgan City, La.||$306,626,482|
|3||Port of Corpus Christi, Texas||$263,868,798|
|4||Port of Houston||$232,807,191|
|5||Port of Los Angeles||$183,740,547|
|6||Port of Texas City, Texas||$109,185,453|
|7||Port of Long Beach||$49,686,881|
|8||Port of Wilmington, Dela.||$25,778,387|
|9||Carquinez Strait, Calif.||$22,876,581|
|10||Port of Lake Charles, La.||$15,454,424|
U.S. trade with Iraq rose to $1.68 billion through February
Iraq’s trade with the United States rose to $1.68 billion through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 36.32 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Iraq’s exports decreased 11.12 percent while imports fell 38.58 percent. The U.S. deficit with Iraq was $1.3 billion.
Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Port Arthur, Texas; No. 2 Port of Morgan City, La.; No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Morgan City, La. No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas No. 4 Port of Mobile, Ala. and No. 5 Port of Richmond, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 79.58 percent of Iraq’s U.S. trade.
Among those top five:
- Trade with No. 1 Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 414.6 percent to $353.39 million.
There were no exports. Imports rose 414.6 percent to $353.39 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Port of Morgan City, La. fell 66.57 percent to $306.63 million.
There were no exports. Imports fell 66.57 percent to $306.63 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 24.44 percent to $263.87 million.
There were no exports. Imports rose 24.44 percent to $263.87 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston fell 42.92 percent to $232.81 million.
Exports fell 61.99 percent to $25.8 million. Imports fell 39.12 percent to $207.01 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Port of Los Angeles rose 67.35 percent to $183.74 million.
Exports fell 53.82 percent to $2.91 million. Imports rose 74.71 percent to $180.84 million.
Iraq ranked No. 46 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 35.
Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.
The top five U.S. exports to Iraq by value through February were the categories of Wheat; Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles; Rice; Tanks, armored fighting vehicles, parts; and Power supplies, transformers, respectively. They accounted for 41.05 percent of total exports to Iraq.
The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Iraq –– Oil; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; Salvage; Misc. cereal grains; and Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Iraq:
- Wheat fell 27.74 percent compared to last year to $27.68 million.
- Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles rose 5169.83 percent compared to last year to $18.73 million.
- Rice fell 58.16 percent compared to last year to $15.45 million.
- Tanks, armored fighting vehicles, parts rose 15346 percent compared to last year to $10.23 million.
- Power supplies, transformers rose 2419.73 percent compared to last year to $7.39 million.
Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Iraq:
- Oil fell 37.8 percent compared to last year to $1.49 billion.
- Paintings, drawings and other artwork totaled $85,666. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Salvage fell 7.41 percent compared to last year to $42,531.
- Misc. cereal grains rose 174.17 percent compared to last year to $41,125.
- Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved rose 185.48 percent compared to last year to $31,680.
In the latest annual figures available, Iraq recorded $11.94 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; New Orleans; Port Arthur, Texas; Philadelphia; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to Iraq were $ 1.2 billion and imports from Iraq were $10.75 billion. The U.S. deficit with Iraq was $9.55 billion.