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U.S.-Qatar Trade Facts

Qatar is currently our 57th largest goods trading partner with $6.3 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $5.0 billion; Goods imports totaled $1.4 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Qatar was $3.6 billion in 2013.


Qatar was the United States' 45th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Qatar in 2013 were $5.0 billion, up 38.6% ($1.4 billion) from 2012, and up 1,117% from 2003.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Aircraft ($2.8 billion), Vehicles ($513 million), Machinery ($452 million), Precious Stones (jewelry) ($307 million), and Electrical Machinery ($142 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Qatar totaled $75 million in 2013. Leading categories include: poultry meat ($22 million), and beef and beef products ($14 million).


Qatar was the United States' 71st largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Qatar totaled $1.4 billion in 2013, a 33.0% increase ($340 million) from 2012, and up 313% from 2003.

The five largest import categories in 2013 were: Mineral Fuel (liquefied natural gas) ($524 million), Fertilizers ($376 million), Special Other (returns) ($227 million), Aluminum ($209 million), and Organic Chemicals ($16 million).

There were no agricultural products from Qatar in 2013. U.S. imports of agricultural products from Qatar totaled $35 thousand in 2011.

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Qatar was $3.6 billion in 2013, a 40.9% increase ($1.0 billion) over 2012.


U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Qatar (stock) was $10.6 billion in 2012 (latest data available), up 34.1% from 2011. 

There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Qatar.

Qatar FDI in the United States (stock) was not available in 2012.

*NOTE: No services trade data with Qatar is available.