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Jordan

Jordan ranked No. 69 in total trade value through March with a total of $858.17 million. Exports totaled $363.02 million and Imports totaled $495.15 million, a deficit of $132.13 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $858.17 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $216,413,945
2Port of Newark $161,432,948
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $71,123,212
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $49,492,910
5Port of Virginia $43,190,308
6Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $35,608,194
7Port of Charleston $29,059,040
8Port of Long Beach $28,263,294
9Port of Houston $24,788,042
10Port of New York $22,216,607

U.S. trade with Jordan rose to $858.17 million through March

Jordan’s trade with the United States rose to $858.17 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 1.51 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Jordan’s exports decreased 13.13 percent while imports rose 15.82 percent. The U.S. deficit with Jordan was $132.13 million.

Through March, 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 Oakland, Calif.; and No. 5 Port of Virginia. 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 Sabine Pass, Texas Port Authority Marina and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 63.12 percent of Jordan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 51.62 percent to $216.41 million.
    Exports fell 15.98 percent to $19.43 million. Imports rose 64.7 percent to $196.98 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark fell 12.15 percent to $161.43 million.
    Exports rose 39.98 percent to $25.03 million. Imports fell 17.77 percent to $136.4 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 2.17 percent to $71.12 million.
    Exports rose 89.38 percent to $36.16 million. Imports fell 30.79 percent to $34.97 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 20.18 percent to $49.49 million.
    Exports rose 21.56 percent to $48.04 million. Imports fell 12.58 percent to $1.45 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Virginia rose 81.88 percent to $43.19 million.
    Exports fell 10.55 percent to $6.9 million. Imports rose 126.36 percent to $36.29 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. 68.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 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 $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Jordan by value through March were the categories of Motor vehicles for transporting people; Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; Rice; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts, respectively. They accounted for 51.25 percent of total exports to Jordan.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Jordan –– Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; Men’s or boys’ shirts, knitted or crocheted; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; and Men’s or boys’ suits, knit or crocheted –– accounted for 62.41 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 29.69 percent compared to last year to $80.42 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 80.55 percent compared to last year to $30.66 million.
  • Rice fell 2.11 percent compared to last year to $25.12 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 20.51 percent compared to last year to $24.98 million.
  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts fell 19.46 percent compared to last year to $24.87 million.

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

  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit rose 55.99 percent compared to last year to $96.17 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted fell 6.02 percent compared to last year to $74.26 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, knitted or crocheted rose 62.03 percent compared to last year to $51.23 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 3.03 percent compared to last year to $49.07 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ suits, knit or crocheted rose 7.67 percent compared to last year to $38.26 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.