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Qatar ranked No. 57 in total trade value through October with a total of $5.08 billion. Exports totaled $3.71 billion and Imports totaled $1.37 billion, a surplus of $2.34 billion.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $5.08 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Everett, Wash. $1,465,514,188
2Port of Houston $602,329,395
3Port of Wilmington, Dela. $333,221,915
4Port of Newark $219,300,831
5Port of New York $213,300,969
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $202,423,340
7Port of New Orleans $192,181,709
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $184,531,633
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $184,043,320
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $170,037,458

U.S. trade with Qatar rose to $5.08 billion through October

Qatar’s trade with the United States rose to $5.08 billion through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 62.94 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Qatar’s exports increased 69.64 percent while imports rose 47.2 percent. The U.S. surplus with Qatar was $2.34 billion.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash.; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of Wilmington, Dela.; No. 4 Port of Newark; 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 55.81 percent of Qatar’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash. rose 103.74 percent to $1.47 billion.
    Exports rose 103.74 percent to $1.47 billion. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 114.5 percent to $602.33 million.
    Exports rose 76.81 percent to $148.3 million. Imports rose 130.55 percent to $454.03 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 225.84 percent to $333.22 million.
    Exports rose 225.84 percent to $333.22 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Newark rose 260.94 percent to $219.3 million.
    Exports rose 44.14 percent to $59.05 million. Imports rose 709.65 percent to $160.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New York rose 331.45 percent to $213.3 million.
    Exports rose 331.81 percent to $212.95 million. Imports rose 185.22 percent to $351,088.

Qatar ranked No. 57 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 65.

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 Qatar by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Miscellaneous electrical machinery; Navigational equipment; Motor vehicles for transporting people; and Value added to a returned import, respectively. They accounted for 60.77 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 94.32 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 84.82 percent compared to last year to $1.7 billion.
  • Miscellaneous electrical machinery rose 6653.88 percent compared to last year to $190.77 million.
  • Navigational equipment rose 32365 percent compared to last year to $147.54 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 32.33 percent compared to last year to $130.87 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 9.22 percent compared to last year to $82.72 million.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 245.44 percent compared to last year to $649.17 million.
  • Nitrogenous fertilizers rose 29.53 percent compared to last year to $299.96 million.
  • Aluminum, unwrought fell 6.49 percent compared to last year to $252.27 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 23.55 percent compared to last year to $66.7 million.
  • Hydrogen, raw gases rose 14.04 percent compared to last year to $22.67 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.