Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Syria

Syria ranked No. 199 in total trade value through August with a total of $9.98 million. Exports totaled $6.72 million and Imports totaled $3.26 million, a surplus of $3.47 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $9.98 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Los Angeles International Airport $3,560,169
2Port of Newark $1,670,821
3Port of New York $1,598,415
4Port of Long Beach $591,574
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $493,821
6Port Miami $442,527
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $340,498
8Port of Los Angeles $315,628
9Low Value $177,801
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $132,526

U.S. trade with Syria rose to $9.98 million through August

Syria’s trade with the United States rose to $9.98 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 78.7 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Syria decreased 84.33 percent while U.S. imports from Syria fell 17.64 percent. The U.S. surplus with Syria was $3.47 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of New York; No. 4 Port of Long Beach; and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of New York No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport No. 3 Port of Newark No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Port of Houston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 79.32 percent of Syria’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport fell 69.63 percent to $3.56 million.
    Exports fell 69.76 percent to $3.53 million. Imports fell 46.51 percent to $34,686.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 13.75 percent to $1.67 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 13.75 percent to $1.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York fell 94.51 percent to $1.6 million.
    Exports fell 94.75 percent to $1.53 million. Imports rose 445.48 percent to $69,276.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Long Beach fell 33.96 percent to $591,574.
    Exports fell 26.67 percent to $332,340. Imports fell 41.43 percent to $259,234.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 191.08 percent to $493,821.
    Exports rose 342.39 percent to $493,821. There were no imports.

Syria ranked No. 199 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 179.

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 Syria by value through August were the categories of Returned exports, with change; Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing; Self-adhesive plates, sheets, film; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Medicines in individual dosages, respectively. They accounted for 90.75 percent of total exports to Syria.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Syria –– Seeds of anise, badian, fennel, coriander, cumin or caraway; juniper berries; Granite, marble, other stones; Salvage; Dried fruit and nuts; and Bread, pastry, cakes –– accounted for 68.43 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Returned exports, with change fell 88.83 percent compared to last year to $4.52 million.
  • Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing rose 51.6 percent compared to last year to $1.11 million.
  • Self-adhesive plates, sheets, film rose 743.02 percent compared to last year to $184,090.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 46.75 percent compared to last year to $159,182.
  • Medicines in individual dosages totaled $128,700. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Seeds of anise, badian, fennel, coriander, cumin or caraway; juniper berries rose 8.77 percent compared to last year to $1.12 million.
  • Granite, marble, other stones fell 12.02 percent compared to last year to $635,274.
  • Salvage rose 23.82 percent compared to last year to $177,801.
  • Dried fruit and nuts rose 382.93 percent compared to last year to $147,689.
  • Bread, pastry, cakes fell 27.81 percent compared to last year to $147,093.

In the latest annual figures available, Syria recorded $14.09 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Los Angeles; Baltimore; Miami; and Houston. Total U.S. exports to Syria were $ 7.03 million and imports from Syria were $7.06 million. The U.S. deficit with Syria was $30,104.