US trade with Mauritania in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 29, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mauritania in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mauritania

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Mauritania was $42.7 million, down 0.66% ($0.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Mauritania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $12.7 million, down 33.93% ($6.5 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Mauritania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $30.1 million, up 26.04% ($6.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Mauritania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $17.4 million, a 270.26% increase ($12.7 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Mauritania was the US 148th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 144th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0043% of US total trade (down from 0.0046% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Mauritania was the US 159th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 142nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0033% of US total exports (down from 0.0053% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Mauritania was the US 120th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 123rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0050% of US total imports (up from 0.0042% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Mauritania

The major share of US exports to Mauritania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 51.04% of US total exports to Mauritania (35.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.54% of US total exports to Mauritania (24.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.38% of US total exports to Mauritania (14.64% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.22% of US total exports to Mauritania (7.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.97% of US total exports to Mauritania (4.56% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $308.7 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 $301.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $290.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $218.0 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $195.5 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) - an increase of $166.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $118.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $107.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $76.1 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $46.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $1,585.1 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $1,474.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,274.9 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $729.2 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $675.1 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $618.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $394.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $243.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $137.9 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $120.8 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $102.9 thousand;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $71.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $69.3 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $64.5 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $56.8 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $46.3 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $39.0 thousand.
US exports to Mauritania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,468.3 19.49 3,197.5-22.81
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 618.2-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 675.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 120.8-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 30.9-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6.0 0.05 75.3-91.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11.1 0.09 28.0-60.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 599.2 4.73 2,184.3-72.57
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 64.5-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6.2 0.05 5.024.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 37.3 0.29 26.341.60
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 36.1 0.29 11.1226.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4.9 0.04 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30.6 0.24 39.8-23.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 582.2 4.60 291.499.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 397.5 3.14 179.4121.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 25.0-100.00
52 Cotton 322.4 2.55 127.0153.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 46.6 0.37 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5.3 0.04 15.9-66.66
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8.0 0.06 6.523.49
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.5 0.04 5.5-17.60
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22.8 0.18 22.8-0.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 866.4 6.84 1,260.6-31.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12.4 0.10 51.4-75.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.8 0.05 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 1,474.3-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 46.3-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 12.7 0.10 29.9-57.58
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 23.1-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 32.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 321.9 2.54 565.7-43.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 71.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.4 0.03 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 133.5 1.05 14.8799.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 42.7 0.34 180.6-76.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,697.4 29.20 4,972.3-25.64
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 915.1 7.23 614.049.05
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 460.9 3.64 295.056.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 971.7 7.67 662.946.57
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 129.3 1.02 21.6498.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 287.8 2.27 211.735.93
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
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 97.5 0.77 200.4-51.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 56.8-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.2 0.03 0.0

US Imports from Mauritania

The major share of US imports from Mauritania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 96.08% of US total imports from Mauritania (99.54% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.18% of US total imports from Mauritania (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $5,137.2 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $356.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $152.4 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $95.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Mauritania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 137.1 0.46 41.4230.85
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 152.4 0.51 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10.1 0.03 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 28,894.7 96.05 23,757.521.62
31 Fertilizers 356.4 1.18 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.5 0.00 0.8-37.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.4 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 16.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6.3 0.02 3.768.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce