US trade (export - import) with Mauritania in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 04, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mauritania in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mauritania

In 2018, US trade with Mauritania was $101.9 million, down 46.70% ($89.3 million) from 2017.

US exports to Mauritania in 2018 were $88.0 million, down 31.15% ($39.8 million) from 2017.

US imports from Mauritania in 2018 were $13.9 million, down 78.04% ($49.5 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Mauritania in 2018 was $74.1 million, a 15.04% increase ($9.7 million) over 2017.

Mauritania was the US 166th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 146th in 2017), accounting for 0.0024% of US total trade (down from 0.0048% in 2017).

Mauritania was the US 150th largest export market in 2018 (down from 134th in 2017), accounting for 0.0053% of US total exports (down from 0.0083% in 2017).

Mauritania was the US 166th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 137th in 2017), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (down from 0.0026% in 2017).

US Exports to Mauritania

The major share of US exports to Mauritania in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 61.14% of US total exports to Mauritania (73.23% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.09% of US total exports to Mauritania (8.39% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.78% of US total exports to Mauritania (7.83% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.86% of US total exports to Mauritania (3.35% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.60% of US total exports to Mauritania (4.44% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritania in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $21,235.8 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,992.8 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1,491.5 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) - an increase of $1,208.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $453.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $352.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $320.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritania in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $53,322.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,220.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,199.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,029.3 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $668.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $629.8 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $439.3 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $396.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $359.2 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $337.6 thousand.
US exports to Mauritania in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,560.4 12.00 8,567.623.26
10 Cereals 693.7 0.79 724.0-4.19
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 307.4 0.35 212.344.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 351.2 0.40 103.7238.63
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 210.5 0.24 398.3-47.15
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 124.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 103.5 0.12 23.0349.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,042.9 8.00 5,551.426.87
29 Organic chemicals 93.4 0.11 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 25.5 0.03 51.4-50.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 24.2 0.03 129.2-81.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 108.9 0.12 230.5-52.78
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 29.3 0.03 138.8-78.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 189.8 0.22 85.0123.31
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 14.5 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 582.9 0.66 262.0122.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,390.2 2.72 1,936.423.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,892.0 2.15 2,331.4-18.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 134.2 0.15 13.0933.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 52.6 0.06 28.087.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 45.6 0.05 52.6-13.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 23.5 0.03 361.1-93.48
52 Cotton 526.0 0.60 779.2-32.50
54 Man-made filaments 4.2 0.00 27.0-84.55
55 Man-made staple fibers 66.9 0.08 74.4-10.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2.5 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 36.7-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 14.9 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 43.1 0.05 55.7-22.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 98.6 0.11 133.5-26.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,315.3 3.77 3,132.95.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 185.9 0.21 17.2982.57
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15.7 0.02 10.746.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 130.3 0.15 304.8-57.25
69 Ceramic products 15.4 0.02 25.0-38.40
70 Glass and glassware 22.6 0.03 45.4-50.33
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 20.9 0.02 0.0
72 Iron and steel 340.9 0.39 737.6-53.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,659.2 1.89 3,858.7-57.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.9 0.01 29.4-76.59
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 16.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 85.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 145.1 0.16 774.9-81.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 136.4 0.16 168.5-19.06
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,828.4 23.67 28,049.2-25.74
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 5,436.4 6.18 4,227.928.59
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 1,261.7 1.43 1,930.0-34.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24,390.2 27.72 3,154.4673.22
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 922.2 1.05 54,244.4-98.30
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13.0 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 938.6 1.07 1,967.8-52.31
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 26.6 0.03 0.0
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 648.7 0.74 652.5-0.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 433.7 0.49 81.3433.34
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,455.6 1.65 1,814.9-19.79

US Imports from Mauritania

The major share of US imports from Mauritania in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.01% of US total imports from Mauritania (2.84% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.32% of US total imports from Mauritania (3.57% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.99% of US total imports from Mauritania (0.10% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Mauritania (89.16% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritania in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4,656.9 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,712.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $800.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $260.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $256.1 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $54.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritania in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $56,528.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $663.3 thousand.
US imports from Mauritania in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,106.2 7.94 1,769.5-37.49
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 749.4 5.38 493.351.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 56,528.2-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 30.3-100.00
31 Fertilizers 3,483.8 25.01 1,771.496.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.9 0.01 0.4126.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.2 0.04 0.31,711.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14.7 0.11 0.52,939.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 54.8 0.39 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 267.1 1.92 6.34,173.23
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 10.0 0.07 41.8-75.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 16.7-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 800.3 5.75 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 42.6 0.31 8.6394.62
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,392.4 53.08 2,735.6170.24
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce