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U.S.-Qatar Trade Facts

Qatar is currently our 63rd largest goods trading partner with $4.3 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $3.1 billion; goods imports totaled $1.2 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Qatar was $1.9 billion in 2017.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of Goods to Qatar supported an estimated 20 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Qatar was the United States' 50th largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Qatar in 2017 were $3.1 billion, down 36.6% ($1.8 billion) from 2016 but up 23.8% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: aircraft ($1.6 billion), machinery ($302 million), vehicles ($218 million), electrical machinery ($149 million), and special other (repairs) ($141 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Qatar totaled $115 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($29 million), beef & beef products ($15 million), live animals ($8 million), snack foods nesoi ($8 million), and dairy products ($8 million).

Imports

  • Qatar was the United States' 73rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Qatar totaled $1.2 billion in 2017, up 3.1% ($36 million) from 2016, and up 150.8% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: aluminum ($307 million), mineral fuels ($298 million), fertilizers ($288 million), special other (repairs) ($116 million), and precious metal and stone (waste scrap) ($113 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Qatar totaled $63 thousand in 2017. 

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Qatar was $1.9 billion in 2017, a 48.8% decrease ($1.8 billion) over 2016.

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Qatar (stock) was $8.2 billion in 2017, a 3.1% increase from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Qatar.

  • Qatar's FDI in the United States (stock) was $2.3 billion in 2017, up 10.0% from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of Qatar FDI in the U.S.

NOTE: No services trade data with Qatar are available.