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U.S. goods and services trade with Israel totaled $45 billion in 2012 (latest data available). Exports totaled $18 billion; Imports totaled $27 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade deficit with Israel was $9 billion in 2012.

Israel is currently our 25th largest goods trading partner with $36 billion in total (two ways) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $14 billion; Goods imports totaled $23 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Israel was $9 billion in 2013.

Trade in services with Israel (exports and imports) totaled $9.3 billion in 2012 (latest data available). Services exports were $4.1 billion; Services imports were $5.2 billion. The U.S. services trade deficit with Israel was $1.1 billion in 2012.

Exports

Israel was the United States' 23rd largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Israel in 2013 were $13.7 billion, down 3.7% ($530 million) from 2012, but up 99% from 2002. U.S. exports to Israel are up 526% from 1984 (Pre-FTA).  

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Precious Stones (diamonds) ($5.8 billion), Electrical Machinery ($1.6 billion), Machinery ($1.0 billion), Aircraft ($823 million), and Optic and Medical Instruments ($666 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Israel totaled $627 million in 2013. Leading categories include: tree nuts ($89 million), soybeans ($83 million), and wheat ($61 million).

U.S. exports of private commercial services* (i.e., excluding military and government) to Israel were $4.1 billion in 2012 (latest data available), 3.5% ($138 million) more than 2011. Other private services (business, professional, and technical services), travel and other transportation (port services) categories accounted for most of U.S. exports.

Imports

Israel was the United States' 21st largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Israel totaled $22.7 billion in 2013, a 2.5% increase ($546 million) from 2012, and up 78% from 2003. U.S. imports from Israel are up 1,195% from 1984 (Pre-FTA). U.S. imports from Israel accounted for 1.0% of overall U.S. imports in 2013.

The five largest import categories in 2013 were: Precious Stones (diamonds) ($9.0 billion), Pharmaceutical Products ($5.4 billion), Electrical Machinery ($1.4 billion), Machinery ($1.4 billion), and Optic and Medical Instruments ($1.3 billion).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Israel totaled $327 million in 2013. Leading categories include: snack foods (including chocolate) ($54 million), and planting seeds ($35 million).

U.S. imports of private commercial services* (i.e., excluding military and government) were $5.2 billion in 2012 (latest data available), up 3.5% ($178 million) from 2011.  Other private services (business, professional, and technical services), and travel categories led U.S. services imports from Israel.

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Israel was $8.9 billion in 2013, a 13.7% increase ($1.1 billion) over 2012.

The United States has a services trade deficit of $1.1 billion with Israel in 2012, up 3.8% from 2011.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Israel (stock) was $10.2 billion in 2012, a 10.1% increase from 2011.

U.S. direct investment in Israel is primarily concentrated the manufacturing sector.

Israel FDI in the United States (stock) was $9.8 billion in 2012, down 2.7% from 2011.

Israel FDI in the U.S. was led by the manufacturing sector.

The distribution of Israel FDI in the U.S. was not available.

Sales of services in Israel by majority U.S.-owned affiliates were $2.7 billion in 2011 (latest data available), while sales of services in the United States by majority Israel-owned firms were $2.6 billion.


*NOTE: Refers to private services trade not including U.S. military sales, direct defense expenditures, and other miscellaneous U.S. government services.

4/29/14