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Jordan

Jordan ranked No. 69 in total trade value through August with a total of $2.32 billion. Exports totaled $941.1 million and Imports totaled $1.38 billion, a deficit of $442.11 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $2.32 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $605,642,927
2Port of Newark $472,214,757
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $161,489,883
4Port of Virginia $112,788,861
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $90,587,419
6Port of Lake Charles, La. $78,919,092
7Port of Houston $72,076,422
8Port of New York $69,975,305
9Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $67,607,740
10Port of Long Beach $62,402,717

U.S. trade with Jordan rose to $2.32 billion through August

Jordan’s trade with the United States rose to $2.32 billion through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 0.01 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Jordan decreased 16.14 percent while U.S. imports from Jordan rose 15.1 percent. The U.S. deficit with Jordan was $442.11 million.

Through August, 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 4 Port of Virginia; and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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 Sabine Pass, Texas Port Authority Marina. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 62.07 percent of Jordan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 46.91 percent to $605.64 million.
    Exports fell 10.48 percent to $60.74 million. Imports rose 58.22 percent to $544.9 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark fell 10.35 percent to $472.21 million.
    Exports fell 3.51 percent to $61.37 million. Imports fell 11.29 percent to $410.85 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 6.45 percent to $161.49 million.
    Exports rose 29.41 percent to $71.84 million. Imports fell 23.44 percent to $89.65 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia rose 9.58 percent to $112.79 million.
    Exports fell 55.69 percent to $21.35 million. Imports rose 67.06 percent to $91.44 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 7.64 percent to $90.59 million.
    Exports rose 6.06 percent to $86.61 million. Imports rose 59.31 percent to $3.97 million.

Jordan ranked No. 69 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 70.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Jordan by value through August were the categories of Motor vehicles for transporting people; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; Rice; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 50.61 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; Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted; Men’s or boys’ suits, knit or crocheted; and Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit –– accounted for 63.06 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 28.06 percent compared to last year to $232.19 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 47.58 percent compared to last year to $99.1 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 39.67 percent compared to last year to $50.37 million.
  • Rice rose 19.66 percent compared to last year to $49.39 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 10.8 percent compared to last year to $45.21 million.

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

  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 6.75 percent compared to last year to $325.9 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit rose 20.87 percent compared to last year to $206.13 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted rose 62.52 percent compared to last year to $127.11 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ suits, knit or crocheted rose 18.13 percent compared to last year to $110.48 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit rose 0.42 percent compared to last year to $102.66 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.