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Qatar ranked No. 54 in total trade value through August with a total of $4.72 billion. Exports totaled $3.39 billion and Imports totaled $1.33 billion, a surplus of $2.05 billion.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $4.72 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, Dela. $649,310,186
2Port of Houston $449,876,823
3Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Ariz. $357,977,027
4Port of Everett, Wash. $338,274,850
5Port of New York $304,425,508
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $291,267,052
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $244,386,119
8Port of New Orleans $241,847,128
9Port of Wilmington, N.C. $221,076,507
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $207,454,857

U.S. trade with Qatar rose to $4.72 billion through August

Qatar’s trade with the United States rose to $4.72 billion through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 31.97 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Qatar increased 36.56 percent while U.S. imports from Qatar rose 21.59 percent. The U.S. surplus with Qatar was $2.05 billion.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela.; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Ariz.; No. 4 Port of Everett, Wash.; and No. 5 Port of New York. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash. No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of Newark No. 4 Port of Wilmington, Dela. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 44.5 percent of Qatar’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 247.32 percent to $649.31 million.
    Exports rose 247.32 percent to $649.31 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 7.11 percent to $449.88 million.
    Exports rose 7.94 percent to $89.94 million. Imports rose 6.91 percent to $359.93 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Ariz. rose 26340 percent to $357.98 million.
    Exports rose 26340 percent to $357.97 million. Imports totaled $2,238.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Everett, Wash. fell 60.3 percent to $338.27 million.
    Exports fell 60.3 percent to $338.27 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New York rose 206.9 percent to $304.43 million.
    Exports rose 187.9 percent to $284.59 million. Imports rose 5641.24 percent to $19.84 million.

Qatar ranked No. 54 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 61.

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 Qatar by value through August were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Miscellaneous electrical machinery; Navigational equipment; Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; and Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts, respectively. They accounted for 55.6 percent of total exports to Qatar.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Qatar –– Gasoline, other fuels; Aluminum, unwrought; Nitrogenous fertilizers; Value added to a returned import; and Hydrogen, raw gases –– accounted for 96.79 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 38.04 percent compared to last year to $659.02 million.
  • Miscellaneous electrical machinery rose 500.11 percent compared to last year to $393.18 million.
  • Navigational equipment rose 399.33 percent compared to last year to $369.93 million.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites totaled $289.21 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts rose 3390.32 percent compared to last year to $171.49 million.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 3.74 percent compared to last year to $565.02 million.
  • Aluminum, unwrought rose 59.48 percent compared to last year to $312.76 million.
  • Nitrogenous fertilizers rose 29.41 percent compared to last year to $301.47 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 82.68 percent compared to last year to $85.8 million.
  • Hydrogen, raw gases rose 51.8 percent compared to last year to $24.16 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Qatar recorded $4.32 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Seattle; Houston; New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; and New Orleans. Total U.S. exports to Qatar were $ 3.12 billion and imports from Qatar were $1.2 billion. The U.S. surplus with Qatar was $1.92 billion.