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Jordan ranked No. 71 in total trade value through October with a total of $2.93 billion. Exports totaled $1.37 billion and Imports totaled $1.56 billion, a deficit of $194.97 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $2.93 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $656,301,349
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $537,195,717
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $225,201,906
4Port of Virginia $130,502,462
5Port of New York $113,907,585
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $106,865,549
7Port of Houston $96,743,756
8Sabine Pass, Texas Port Authority Marina $96,276,668
9Port of Long Beach $92,716,694
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $89,938,052

U.S. trade with Jordan rose to $2.93 billion through October

Jordan’s trade with the United States rose to $2.93 billion through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 6.82 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Jordan’s exports decreased 19.38 percent while imports rose 7.89 percent. The U.S. deficit with Jordan was $194.97 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 4 Port of Virginia; and No. 5 Port of New York. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Everett, Wash.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 56.78 percent of Jordan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 9.39 percent to $656.3 million.
    Exports rose 71.56 percent to $78.52 million. Imports rose 4.26 percent to $577.78 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 36.12 percent to $537.2 million.
    Exports rose 27.53 percent to $83.49 million. Imports rose 37.83 percent to $453.7 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 12.58 percent to $225.2 million.
    Exports fell 10.09 percent to $67.11 million. Imports fell 13.6 percent to $158.1 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia rose 13.54 percent to $130.5 million.
    Exports rose 67.65 percent to $55.03 million. Imports fell 8.09 percent to $75.47 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New York fell 2.06 percent to $113.91 million.
    Exports rose 0.28 percent to $113.18 million. Imports fell 78.78 percent to $729,371.

Jordan ranked No. 71 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 64.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Jordan by value through October were the categories of Motor vehicles for transporting people; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Rice, respectively. They accounted for 59.37 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’ suits, knit or crocheted; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; and Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted –– accounted for 62.51 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 32.16 percent compared to last year to $446.52 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 1.78 percent compared to last year to $189.03 million.
  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts rose 62.69 percent compared to last year to $65.08 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 85.67 percent compared to last year to $57.51 million.
  • Rice fell 37.76 percent compared to last year to $53.45 million.

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

  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 4.55 percent compared to last year to $427.38 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit fell 1.86 percent compared to last year to $208.44 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ suits, knit or crocheted rose 60.55 percent compared to last year to $120.24 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit rose 60.04 percent compared to last year to $116.42 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted fell 7.93 percent compared to last year to $103.91 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Jordan recorded $3.65 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; Chicago; Los Angeles; and Port Arthur, Texas. Total U.S. exports to Jordan were $ 1.96 billion and imports from Jordan were $1.69 billion. The U.S. surplus with Jordan was $275.32 million.