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U.S.-Jordan Trade Facts

The United States-Jordan Free Trade Agreement was signed on October 24, 2000. It was America's third free trade agreement, and the first ever with an Arab state.  Under the terms of the agreement, which entered into force on December 17, 2001, the United States and Jordan agreed to phased tariff reductions culminating in the complete elimination of duties on nearly all products by 2010.

U.S. goods and services trade with Jordan totaled an estimated $4.3 billion in 2016. Exports were $2.2 billion; imports were $2.1 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade surplus with Jordan was $8 million in 2016.

Jordan is currently our 67th largest goods trading partner with $3.0 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $1.5 billion; goods imports totaled $1.6 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Jordan was $96 million in 2016.

Trade in services with Jordan (exports and imports) totaled an estimated $1.3 billion in 2016. Services exports were $698 million; services imports were $594 million. The U.S. services trade surplus with Jordan was $104 million in 2016.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods and services to Jordan supported an estimated 11 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available) (7 thousand supported by goods exports and 5 thousand supported by services exports).

Exports

  • Jordan was the United States' 67th largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Jordan in 2016 were $1.5 billion, up 7.3% ($99 million) from 2015 and up 124.3% from 2006. U.S. exports to Jordan are up 330% from 2001 (pre-FTA). 

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: vehicles ($351 million), aircraft ($328 million), cereals (rice, wheat) ($123 million), machinery ($77 million), and mineral fuels ($68 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Jordan totaled $256 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: rice ($73 million), tree nuts ($50 million), wheat ($38 million), prepared food ($11 million), and corn ($11 million).

  • U.S. exports of services to Jordan were an estimated $698 million in 2016, 2.8% ($19 million) more than 2015.  Leading services exports from the U.S. to Jordan were in the travel, transport, and technical and other services sectors.

Imports

  • Jordan was the United States' 66th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Jordan totaled $1.6 billion in 2016, up 4.2% ($63 million) from 2015, and up 9.3% from 2006. U.S. imports from Jordan are up 579% from 2001 (pre-FTA). 

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: knit apparel ($931 million), woven apparel ($327 million), precious metal and stone (jewelry) ($121 million), special other (returns) ($66 million), and pharmaceuticals ($39 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Jordan totaled $13 million in 2016. Leading categories include: snack foods ($4 million), processed fruit & vegetables ($2 million), planting seeds ($1 million), roasted & instant coffee ($956 thousand), and spices ($929 thousand).

  • U.S. imports of services to Jordan were an estimated $594 million in 2016, 0.2% ($1 million) less than 2015.  Leading services imports from Jordan to the U.S. were in the transport, travel, and technical and other services sectors.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade deficit with Jordan was $96 million in 2016, a 27.5% decrease ($36 million) over 2015.

  • The United States has a services trade surplus of an estimated $104 million with Jordan in 2016, down 23.5% from 2015.

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Jordan (stock) was $213 million in 2016, a 6.6% decrease from 2015.There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Jordan.

  • No data on Jordan's FDI in the U.S. are available.There is no information on the distribution of JordanFDI in the U.S.

  • Sales of services in Jordan by majority U.S.-owned affiliates were $51 million in 2015 (latest data available), while sales of services in the United States by majority Jordan-owned firms were $3 million.