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Qatar ranked No. 52 in total trade value through March with a total of $1.9 billion. Exports totaled $1.2 billion and Imports totaled $708.12 million, a surplus of $488.07 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $1.9 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, Dela. $305,301,067
2Port of Everett, Wash. $168,604,293
3Port of Houston $167,887,622
4Port of Newark $134,781,260
5Port of New York $133,699,965
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $130,215,014
7Port of New Orleans $126,154,826
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $99,205,029
9Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Ariz. $64,953,873
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $63,955,343

U.S. trade with Qatar rose to $1.9 billion through March

Qatar’s trade with the United States rose to $1.9 billion through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 61.2 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Qatar’s exports increased 57.98 percent while imports rose 66.94 percent. The U.S. surplus with Qatar was $488.07 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela.; No. 2 Port of Everett, Wash.; No. 3 Port of Houston; 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 Newark No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 47.8 percent of Qatar’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 2077.48 percent to $305.3 million.
    Exports rose 2077.48 percent to $305.3 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Everett, Wash. rose 19.3 percent to $168.6 million.
    Exports rose 19.3 percent to $168.6 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 40.39 percent to $167.89 million.
    Exports rose 6.1 percent to $34.3 million. Imports rose 53.09 percent to $133.59 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Newark rose 7.66 percent to $134.78 million.
    Exports rose 20.28 percent to $14.42 million. Imports rose 6.32 percent to $120.36 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New York rose 454.38 percent to $133.7 million.
    Exports rose 378.98 percent to $113.86 million. Imports rose 5641.24 percent to $19.84 million.

Qatar ranked No. 52 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 62.

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 Qatar by value through March were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Miscellaneous electrical machinery; Navigational equipment; Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; and Military weapons, excluding pistols, respectively. They accounted for 58.71 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 97.71 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 14.64 percent compared to last year to $258.04 million.
  • Miscellaneous electrical machinery rose 7162.75 percent compared to last year to $171.77 million.
  • Navigational equipment rose 78870 percent compared to last year to $147.21 million.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites totaled $64.33 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Military weapons, excluding pistols rose 4707.56 percent compared to last year to $60.92 million.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 70.32 percent compared to last year to $352.71 million.
  • Nitrogenous fertilizers rose 52.79 percent compared to last year to $152.86 million.
  • Aluminum, unwrought rose 102.09 percent compared to last year to $123.17 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 241.27 percent compared to last year to $54.79 million.
  • Hydrogen, raw gases fell 8.94 percent compared to last year to $8.39 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.