Jordan

Jordan ranked No. 65 in total trade value through June with a total of $1.59 billion. Exports totaled $745.46 million and Imports totaled $845.81 million, a deficit of $100.35 million.

U.S. trade with Jordan rose to $1.59 billion through June

Jordan’s trade with the United States rose to $1.59 billion through the first six months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 4.2 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Jordan increased 1.08 percent while U.S. imports from Jordan fell 8.42 percent. The U.S. deficit with Jordan was $100.35 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of New York; No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Virginia. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 60.72 percent of Jordan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 7.26 percent to $412.43 million.
    Exports rose 44.71 percent to $64.41 million. Imports rose 2.36 percent to $348.02 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark fell 10.04 percent to $274.78 million.
    Exports fell 20.47 percent to $38.03 million. Imports fell 8.1 percent to $236.75 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York rose 89.02 percent to $96.99 million.
    Exports rose 87.75 percent to $95.19 million. Imports rose 195.06 percent to $1.8 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 27.32 percent to $91.81 million.
    Exports fell 14.72 percent to $48.96 million. Imports fell 37.81 percent to $42.85 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Virginia rose 8.45 percent to $90.16 million.
    Exports rose 129.28 percent to $28.64 million. Imports fell 12.91 percent to $61.53 million.

Jordan ranked No. 65 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 67.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.77 trillion, down 57.4 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 58.23 percent to $687.16 billion; imports dropped 56.85 percent to $1.08 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $391.01 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Jordan by value through June were the categories of Passenger vehicles; LNG, other petroleum gases; Rice; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc., respectively. They accounted for 59.36 percent of total exports to Jordan.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Jordan –– Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit; Men’s or boys’ shirts, knitted or crocheted; Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted; and Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit –– accounted for 58.89 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Jordan:

  • Passenger vehicles rose 35.72 percent compared to last year to $234.89 million.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases rose 27.13 percent compared to last year to $89.72 million.
  • Rice rose 12.31 percent compared to last year to $44.38 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 4.08 percent compared to last year to $40.34 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. fell 25.04 percent compared to last year to $33.15 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Jordan:

  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted fell 13.07 percent compared to last year to $134.97 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit fell 23.15 percent compared to last year to $123.2 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, knitted or crocheted rose 4.14 percent compared to last year to $84.16 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted rose 19.18 percent compared to last year to $82.87 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 12.75 percent compared to last year to $72.91 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Jordan recorded $3.64 billion in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Jordan were $ 1.47 billion and imports from Jordan were $2.17 billion. The U.S. deficit with Jordan was $695.86 million.