Jordan

Jordan ranked No. 64 in total trade value through April with a total of $1.21 billion. Exports totaled $541.05 million and Imports totaled $672.65 million, a deficit of $131.6 million.

U.S. trade with Jordan rose to $1.03 billion through March

Jordan’s trade with the United States rose to $1.03 billion through the first three months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 19.78 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Jordan increased 29.68 percent while U.S. imports from Jordan rose 12.51 percent. The U.S. deficit with Jordan was $86.34 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 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Houston. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 59.55 percent of Jordan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 19.96 percent to $259.62 million.
    Exports rose 100.11 percent to $38.89 million. Imports rose 12.06 percent to $220.73 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 10.97 percent to $179.14 million.
    Exports rose 0.1 percent to $25.06 million. Imports rose 12.96 percent to $154.08 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 1610.36 percent to $61.01 million.
    Exports rose 2812.55 percent to $59.48 million. Imports rose 0.47 percent to $1.53 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 15.38 percent to $60.18 million.
    Exports fell 19.3 percent to $29.18 million. Imports fell 11.34 percent to $31 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston rose 110.46 percent to $52.17 million.
    Exports rose 195.68 percent to $38.51 million. Imports rose 16.09 percent to $13.66 million.

Jordan ranked No. 64 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 69.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $964.77 billion, down 4.16 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 3.07 percent to $395.69 billion; imports dropped 4.91 percent to $569.09 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 $173.4 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $190.25 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Jordan by value through March were the categories of Passenger vehicles; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Civilian aircraft, parts; Rice; and Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc., respectively. They accounted for 65.79 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 Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted –– accounted for 59 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Passenger vehicles rose 108.96 percent compared to last year to $168.06 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 403.54 percent compared to last year to $65.18 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 18.43 percent compared to last year to $29.58 million.
  • Rice rose 8.72 percent compared to last year to $27.31 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. fell 36.14 percent compared to last year to $19.58 million.

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

  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit fell 4.16 percent compared to last year to $92.17 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 14.97 percent compared to last year to $85.38 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, knitted or crocheted rose 7.02 percent compared to last year to $54.83 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 0.93 percent compared to last year to $48.62 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted rose 24.96 percent compared to last year to $47.7 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Jordan recorded $3.64 billion in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Jordan were $ 1.47 billion and imports from Jordan were $2.17 billion. The U.S. deficit with Jordan was $695.86 million.