US trade with Mauritania in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 19, 2017

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

US Trade with Mauritania

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Mauritania totaled $72.7 million, up 8.96% ($6.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Mauritania in the first half of 2017 totaled $42.0 million, up 0.47% ($0.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Mauritania in the first half of 2017 totaled $30.7 million, up 23.22% ($5.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Mauritania in the first half of 2017 was $11.3 million, a 33.00% decrease ($5.6 million) over the first half of 2016.

Mauritania was the US 151st largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 150th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0038% of US total trade (up from 0.0037% in the first half of 2016).

Mauritania was the US 144th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 143rd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0056% of US total exports (down from 0.0059% in the first half of 2016).

Mauritania was the US 134th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 139th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0026% of US total imports (up from 0.0023% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Mauritania

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.72% of US total exports to Mauritania (36.91% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.70% of US total exports to Mauritania (15.77% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.61% of US total exports to Mauritania (17.86% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.08% of US total exports to Mauritania (5.80% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.69% of US total exports to Mauritania (5.15% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.00% of US total exports to Mauritania (0.18% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.16% of US total exports to Mauritania (8.47% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritania in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,092.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,336.7 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,178.1 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 $1,007.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $353.3 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $347.4 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $345.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $295.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $219.7 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $183.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $145.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritania in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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) - a decrease of $3,510.3 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2,108.7 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 $2,105.6 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $1,792.6 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 $952.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $706.8 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 $689.1 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $618.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $436.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $356.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $335.7 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) - a decrease of $214.1 thousand.
US exports to Mauritania in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,841.2 9.14 5,949.9-35.44
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 618.2-100.00
10 Cereals 724.0 1.72 675.17.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 212.3 0.50 120.875.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 100.2 0.24 30.9224.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6.0 0.01 75.3-91.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 57.2 0.14 21.8162.40
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11.1 0.03 3,521.4-99.69
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,183.3 5.19 4,289.0-49.09
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 64.5-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 90.1 0.21 110.4-18.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 179.8 0.43 33.9430.44
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 55.2 0.13 11.1399.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4.9 0.01 39.5-87.52
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 122.7 0.29 223.9-45.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 860.5 2.05 1,567.2-45.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,423.9 3.39 245.8479.30
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23.8 0.06 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 52.6 0.13 73.5-28.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 345.0 0.82 0.0
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
52 Cotton 406.6 0.97 222.982.40
54 Man-made filaments 27.0 0.06 55.6-51.55
55 Man-made staple fibers 46.6 0.11 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5.3 0.01 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 12.0 0.03 27.4-56.15
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 13.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 50.5 0.12 5.5824.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 51.3 0.12 22.8124.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,353.2 3.22 1,709.4-20.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12.4 0.03 58.6-78.81
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.8 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 101.6 0.24 1,894.2-94.63
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 46.3-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 21.6 0.05 32.9-34.38
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 0.00 214.1-100.00
72 Iron and steel 401.4 0.95 54.0643.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,068.9 4.92 1,774.016.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 29.4 0.07 16.281.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16.7 0.04 76.9-78.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 74.3 0.18 2.92,449.66
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 291.0 0.69 71.3308.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 95.6 0.23 431.3-77.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,758.7 42.23 9,666.483.72
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 2,161.9 5.14 2,851.1-24.17
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 1,592.2 3.79 585.2172.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,608.0 3.82 1,254.728.16
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 271.1 0.64 707.5-61.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,718.4 4.09 381.7350.20
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 12.8-100.00
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 124.0 0.29 1,076.9-88.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 62.7-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.2 0.01 0.0

US Imports from Mauritania

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 94.15% of US total imports from Mauritania (95.36% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.85% of US total imports from Mauritania (1.76% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.16% of US total imports from Mauritania (0.00% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritania in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $195.7 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $175.1 thousand.

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

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $241.0 thousand.
US imports from Mauritania in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 287.7 0.94 112.5155.63
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 280.3 0.91 84.6231.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 241.0-100.00
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 94.12 23,757.521.62
31 Fertilizers 356.4 1.16 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 1.8-83.88
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
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 41.8 0.14 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.1 0.02 15.9-67.84
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 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce