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Qatar ranked No. 56 in total trade value through February with a total of $1.07 billion. Exports totaled $545.84 million and Imports totaled $526.29 million, a surplus of $19.54 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $1.07 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, Dela. $133,669,178
2Port of Houston $108,761,351
3Port of Newark $104,631,450
4Port of New Orleans $95,157,381
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $85,396,616
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $76,636,152
7Port of New York $53,846,598
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $47,259,515
9Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. $42,034,471
10Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $34,418,279

U.S. trade with Qatar rose to $1.07 billion through February

Qatar’s trade with the United States rose to $1.07 billion through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 50.49 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Qatar’s exports increased 23.26 percent while imports rose 95.22 percent. The U.S. surplus with Qatar was $19.54 million.

Through February, 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 Port of Newark; No. 4 Port of New Orleans; and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 4 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas and No. 5 Port of Houston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 49.21 percent of Qatar’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 1329.54 percent to $133.67 million.
    Exports rose 1329.54 percent to $133.67 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 111.06 percent to $108.76 million.
    Exports fell 5.8 percent to $22.18 million. Imports rose 209.4 percent to $86.58 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Newark fell 11.94 percent to $104.63 million.
    Exports rose 15.43 percent to $9.04 million. Imports fell 13.87 percent to $95.59 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans rose 378.96 percent to $95.16 million.
    Exports rose 124.43 percent to $17.59 million. Imports rose 544.8 percent to $77.57 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 1.29 percent to $85.4 million.
    Exports fell 2.49 percent to $73.65 million. Imports rose 33.75 percent to $11.75 million.

Qatar ranked No. 56 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 $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 Qatar by value through February were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Navigational equipment; Jewelry, parts; Miscellaneous electrical machinery; and Military weapons, excluding pistols, respectively. They accounted for 51.2 percent of total exports to Qatar.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Qatar –– Gasoline, other fuels; Nitrogenous fertilizers; Aluminum, unwrought; Value added to a returned import; and Hydrogen, raw gases –– accounted for 97.93 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 28.22 percent compared to last year to $76.64 million.
  • Navigational equipment rose 70045 percent compared to last year to $73.7 million.
  • Jewelry, parts fell 0.13 percent compared to last year to $53.73 million.
  • Miscellaneous electrical machinery rose 2024.44 percent compared to last year to $45.55 million.
  • Military weapons, excluding pistols rose 2254.46 percent compared to last year to $29.83 million.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 107.93 percent compared to last year to $290.78 million.
  • Nitrogenous fertilizers rose 88.81 percent compared to last year to $113.13 million.
  • Aluminum, unwrought rose 110.9 percent compared to last year to $82.16 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 95.88 percent compared to last year to $24.37 million.
  • Hydrogen, raw gases fell 14.6 percent compared to last year to $4.96 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.