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Qatar ranked No. 54 in total trade value through September with a total of $5.43 billion. Exports totaled $4.03 billion and Imports totaled $1.4 billion, a surplus of $2.63 billion.

January – September 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $5.43 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Everett, Wash. $678,942,991
2Port of Wilmington, Dela. $654,186,212
3Port of Houston $462,046,469
4Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Ariz. $422,639,866
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $350,386,515
6Port of New York $323,253,056
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $266,048,048
8Port of New Orleans $260,930,602
9Port of Wilmington, N.C. $221,076,507
10John F. Kennedy International Airport $216,195,638

U.S. trade with Qatar rose to $5.43 billion through September

Qatar’s trade with the United States rose to $5.43 billion through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 19.51 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Qatar increased 21.85 percent while U.S. imports from Qatar rose 13.25 percent. The U.S. surplus with Qatar was $2.63 billion.

Through September, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash.; No. 2 Port of Wilmington, Dela.; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Ariz.; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash. No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of Newark No. 4 Port of Wilmington, Dela. and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 47.28 percent of Qatar’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash. fell 53.67 percent to $678.94 million.
    Exports fell 53.67 percent to $678.94 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 243.49 percent to $654.19 million.
    Exports rose 243.49 percent to $654.19 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 2.21 percent to $462.05 million.
    Exports rose 6.03 percent to $96.43 million. Imports fell 4.18 percent to $365.62 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Ariz. rose 29471 percent to $422.64 million.
    Exports rose 29471 percent to $422.64 million. Imports totaled $2,238.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 101.16 percent to $350.39 million.
    Exports rose 110.7 percent to $259.9 million. Imports rose 78.02 percent to $90.48 million.

Qatar ranked No. 54 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 57.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.11 trillion, down 0.58 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.01 percent to $1.23 trillion; imports dropped 0.3 percent to $1.88 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 $647.62 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $640.85 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Qatar by value through September were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Miscellaneous electrical machinery; Navigational equipment; Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; and Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts, respectively. They accounted for 58.92 percent of total exports to Qatar.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Qatar –– Gasoline, other fuels; Aluminum, unwrought; Nitrogenous fertilizers; Value added to a returned import; and Hydrogen, raw gases –– accounted for 96.81 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 35.92 percent compared to last year to $1.08 billion.
  • Miscellaneous electrical machinery rose 241.75 percent compared to last year to $398.98 million.
  • Navigational equipment rose 399.1 percent compared to last year to $369.96 million.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites totaled $353.53 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts rose 3390.32 percent compared to last year to $171.49 million.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 3.87 percent compared to last year to $565.1 million.
  • Aluminum, unwrought rose 45.1 percent compared to last year to $346.5 million.
  • Nitrogenous fertilizers rose 21.34 percent compared to last year to $327.74 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 56.68 percent compared to last year to $87.72 million.
  • Hydrogen, raw gases rose 47.33 percent compared to last year to $28.58 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.

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