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Jordan FlagThe 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.-Jordan Trade Facts

Jordan is currently our 68th largest goods trading partner with $3.3 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $2.1 billion; Goods imports totaled $1.2 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Jordan was $890 million in 2013.

Exports

Jordan was the United States' 59th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Jordan in 2013 were $2.1 billion, up 18.2% ($321 million) from 2012, and up 324% from 2003. U.S. exports to Jordan are up 516% from 2001 (Pre-FTA).

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Vehicles (cars) ($671 million), Mineral Fuel (oil) ($396 million), Aircraft ($167 million), Machinery ($139 million), and Special Other (low value shipments, articles donated, and repaired products) ($95 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Jordan totaled $256 million in 2013. Leading categories include: rice ($64 million), poultry meat ($47 million), and tree nuts ($30 million).

Imports

Jordan was the United States' 73rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Jordan totaled $1.2 billion in 2013, a 3.6% increase ($41 million) from 2012, and up 78% from 2003.  U.S. imports from Jordan are up 423% from 2001 (Pre-FTA).

The five largest import categories in 2013 were: Knit Apparel ($691 million), Woven Apparel ($352 million), Precious Stones and Metal (jewelry) ($70 million), Miscellaneous Textile Articles ($25 million), and Pharmaceutical Products ($20 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Jordan totaled $10 million in 2013.

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Jordan was $890 million in 2013, up 45.8% ($279 million) from 2012.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Jordan (stock) was $189 million in 2012 (latest data available), up 3.8% from 2011.

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

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


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

4/29/14