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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 (latest data available). 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 64th largest goods trading partner with $3.6 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $1.9 billion; goods imports totaled $1.7 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Jordan was $234 million in 2017.

Trade in services with Jordan totaled an estimated $1.3 billion in 2016 (latest data available). Services exports totaled $698 million; services imports totaled $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' 61st largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Jordan in 2017 were $1.9 billion, up 31.6% ($462 million) from 2016 and up 124.4% from 2007. U.S. exports to Jordan are up 467% from 2001 (pre-FTA). 

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: vehicles ($477 million), aircraft ($473 million), mineral fuels ($216 million), cereals (rice,wheat) ($150 million), and machinery ($77 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Jordan totaled $288 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: rice ($90 million), tree nuts ($54 million), wheat ($31 million), corn ($26 million), and condiments & sauces ($9 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 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Jordan totaled $1.7 billion in 2017, up 8.5% ($133 million) from 2016, and up 27.0% from 2007. U.S. imports from Jordan are up 637% from 2001 (pre-FTA). 

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: knit apparel ($977 million), woven apparel ($382 million), precious metal and stone (jewelry) ($122 million), special other (returns) ($91 million), and pharmaceuticals ($36 millionn).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Jordan totaled $13 million in 2017. Leading categories include: snack foods ($4 million), processed fruit & vegetables ($1 million), planting seeds ($1 million), roasted & instant coffee ($1 million), and spices ($1 million).

  • 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

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Jordan (stock) was $232 million in 2017, a 11.0% increase from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Jordan.

  • The United States has a services trade surplus of an estimated $104 million with Jordan in 2016 (latest data available), 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 Jordan FDI 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.