US trade (export - import) with Mauritania in 2016

Published or Updated: May 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mauritania in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mauritania

In 2016, US trade with Mauritania totaled $168.7 million, up 31.61% ($40.5 million) from 2015.

US exports to Mauritania in 2016 were $116.3 million, down 8.40% ($10.7 million) from 2015.

US imports from Mauritania in 2016 totaled $52.4 million, up 4,300.89% ($51.2 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Mauritania in 2016 was $63.9 million, a 49.16% decrease ($61.8 million) over 2015.

Mauritania was the US 150th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 156th in 2015), accounting for 0.0046% of US total trade (up from 0.0034% in 2015).

Mauritania was the US 139th largest export market in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.0080% of US total exports (down from 0.0084% in 2015).

Mauritania was the US 137th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 203rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0023% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in 2015).

US Exports to Mauritania

The major share of US exports to Mauritania in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.05% of US total exports to Mauritania (45.83% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.53% of US total exports to Mauritania (16.35% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.10% of US total exports to Mauritania (16.51% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.56% of US total exports to Mauritania (3.24% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.14% of US total exports to Mauritania (8.16% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.13% of US total exports to Mauritania (5.04% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritania in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $44,663.4 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $2,262.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $617.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $381.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritania in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $16,426.4 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $8,624.9 thousand;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $7,672.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6,197.2 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $3,134.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,112.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,712.8 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,570.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,585.1 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $975.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $879.1 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $864.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $673.1 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $660.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $612.7 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $436.0 thousand.
US exports to Mauritania in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,893.7 11.95 17,027.8-18.41
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 47.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 618.2 0.53 270.4128.60
10 Cereals 675.1 0.58 1,650.7-59.10
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 120.8 0.10 984.9-87.73
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 45.8-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 30.9 0.03 643.5-95.20
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 81.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 388.5 0.33 6.55,832.96
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7.1 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 27.3 0.02 210.3-87.04
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,613.9 3.11 6,184.7-41.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,443.0 3.82 13,067.9-66.00
29 Organic chemicals 14.5 0.01 97.1-85.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 101.1 0.09 90.212.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 138.1 0.12 146.5-5.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 100.3 0.09 111.5-10.03
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 75.1 0.06 181.6-58.66
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 58.1 0.05 144.9-59.88
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 102.5 0.09 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 341.6 0.29 453.5-24.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,259.3 1.94 2,932.3-22.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 623.0 0.54 3,735.8-83.32
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 15.0 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.8 0.00 81.3-96.58
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 106.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 103.8 0.09 15.8556.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.3 0.01 66.2-85.97
50 Silk 11.7 0.01 14.5-19.37
52 Cotton 659.2 0.57 483.436.37
54 Man-made filaments 91.7 0.08 76.320.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 133.3 0.11 10.11,226.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15.9 0.01 11.341.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.4 0.00 210.0-97.88
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5.5 0.00 18.6-70.35
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 27.4 0.02 42.4-35.49
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 13.2 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12.3 0.01 38.8-68.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 50.2 0.04 160.9-68.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,042.8 2.62 3,008.51.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 73.8 0.06 37.696.10
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5.0 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,657.1 2.28 395.0572.66
69 Ceramic products 46.3 0.04 39.716.69
70 Glass and glassware 99.5 0.09 327.7-69.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 214.1 0.18 134.359.40
72 Iron and steel 194.4 0.17 362.4-46.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,338.8 2.01 8,536.0-72.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 38.5 0.03 130.6-70.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 91.2 0.08 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21.6 0.02 681.9-96.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 12.4 0.01 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2.9 0.00 4.3-32.05
80 Tin and articles thereof 8.5 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 218.5 0.19 535.7-59.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 724.5 0.62 107.5573.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,156.7 15.61 34,583.1-47.50
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 4,914.5 4.23 12,586.9-60.96
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 1,083.1 0.93 1,313.2-17.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,044.7 2.62 3,923.7-22.40
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 46,424.7 39.91 1,761.32,535.75
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 436.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 876.8 0.75 3,589.5-75.57
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 12.8 0.01 64.5-80.19
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 1,879.3 1.62 2,053.0-8.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 128.7 0.11 126.41.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 48.6 0.04 12.4290.25
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,163.4 1.00 2,748.5-57.67

US Imports from Mauritania

The major share of US imports from Mauritania in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 95.77% of US total imports from Mauritania (0.34% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.57% of US total imports from Mauritania (43.54% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.22% of US total imports from Mauritania (13.49% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.09% of US total imports from Mauritania (1.25% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritania in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $50,149.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $740.6 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $241.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritania in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Mauritania in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 258.0 0.49 335.9-23.21
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 320.9 0.61 172.885.67
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 241.0 0.46 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 50,149.2 95.77 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8.9 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.4 0.00 1.221.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 23.7 0.05 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 18.6 0.04 1.41,201.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.4 0.01 13.0-74.25
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 24.2 0.05 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 7.4 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.7 0.01 120.0-96.91
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 57.4 0.11 27.2111.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 55.7 0.11 13.3317.64
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 9.0 0.02 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 51.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.0 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,177.8 2.25 437.2169.41
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce