US trade (export - import) with Mauritius in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 14, 2019

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

US Trade with Mauritius

In 2018, US trade with Mauritius totaled $454.0 million, up 26.71% ($95.7 million) from 2017.

US exports to Mauritius in 2018 totaled $123.8 million, up 95.49% ($60.4 million) from 2017.

US imports from Mauritius in 2018 totaled $330.2 million, up 11.94% ($35.2 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Mauritius in 2018 was $206.5 million, a 10.88% decrease ($25.2 million) over 2017.

Mauritius was the US 126th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 125th in 2017), accounting for 0.0106% of US total trade (up from 0.0091% in 2017).

Mauritius was the US 140th largest export market in 2018 (up from 158th in 2017), accounting for 0.0074% of US total exports (up from 0.0041% in 2017).

Mauritius was the US 107th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 104th in 2017), accounting for 0.0126% of US total imports (up from 0.0122% in 2017).

US Exports to Mauritius

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.21% of US total exports to Mauritius (38.06% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 37.28% of US total exports to Mauritius (31.27% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.12% of US total exports to Mauritius (7.43% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.75% of US total exports to Mauritius (4.86% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.02% of US total exports to Mauritius (3.42% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.67% of US total exports to Mauritius (2.01% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.62% of US total exports to Mauritius (3.53% in 2017).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $30.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $26.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • 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 $0.8 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.6 million.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Mauritius 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
(%)
01 Live animals 14.9 0.01 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,495.0 1.21 926.961.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 36.5-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 46.0 0.04 13.1251.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 585.3 0.47 635.6-7.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 32.2 0.03 0.0
10 Cereals 45.8 0.04 90.6-49.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 32.2 0.03 15.9103.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 33.7 0.03 35.7-5.76
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 33.8 0.03 22.848.57
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 55.0 0.04 47.216.72
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10.6 0.01 10.6-0.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 94.8 0.08 62.751.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 79.6 0.06 9.7717.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 26.7 0.02 19.735.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 715.0 0.58 1,127.9-36.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 81.3 0.07 2.92,699.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 22.9 0.02 14.062.79
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 17.7 0.01 18.4-3.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 46,121.1 37.27 19,777.8133.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2.9 0.00 172.5-98.33
29 Organic chemicals 102.9 0.08 168.3-38.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 457.4 0.37 214.3113.48
31 Fertilizers 288.2 0.23 28.8900.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 288.0 0.23 288.1-0.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 694.7 0.56 862.1-19.42
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 376.1 0.30 348.28.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 92.3 0.07 3.12,868.36
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 608.4 0.49 495.022.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,083.3 1.68 1,739.419.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 109.2 0.09 377.5-71.07
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.3 0.00 57.2-92.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 16.7 0.01 24.8-32.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,214.3 1.79 1,894.216.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 247.1 0.20 242.02.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 35.6 0.03 31.213.96
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 14.1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 27.8 0.02 11.2148.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 16.7 0.01 72.7-77.05
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 36.7 0.03 48.9-24.91
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6.6 0.01 24.9-73.32
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.3 0.00 4.16.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 68.5 0.06 70.6-3.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 14.3 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 33.2 0.03 41.7-20.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 39.2 0.03 172.9-77.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 32.3 0.03 33.2-2.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7.1 0.01 22.4-68.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 36.7 0.03 5.4578.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 32.5 0.03 2.61,173.76
69 Ceramic products 3.7 0.00 3.411.63
70 Glass and glassware 41.7 0.03 1,473.2-97.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,062.4 1.67 1,270.162.38
72 Iron and steel 71.3 0.06 35.3101.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 445.6 0.36 2,050.4-78.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 18.1 0.01 4.6298.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 67.4 0.05 21.8208.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 67.3 0.05 40.565.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 102.8 0.08 79.129.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38,969.9 31.49 8,943.2335.75
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 5,656.4 4.57 5,495.42.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,097.3 2.50 3,034.42.07
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,177.3 2.57 2,937.38.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 944.7 0.76 890.86.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,108.5 3.32 2,797.246.88
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 238.0 0.19 87.1173.25
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17.3 0.01 11.255.19
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 11.8 0.01 21.5-45.21
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 390.9 0.32 337.315.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,516.8 1.23 835.881.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20.1 0.02 29.8-32.59
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13.4 0.01 52.6-74.51
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,194.0 4.20 2,504.5107.39

US Imports from Mauritius

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 46.09% of US total imports from Mauritius (51.46% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 24.73% of US total imports from Mauritius (20.45% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.44% of US total imports from Mauritius (21.70% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.34% of US total imports from Mauritius (3.59% in 2017).

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

  • 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 $21.4 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $15.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $2.1 million.

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

  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US imports from Mauritius 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
(%)
01 Live animals 8,439.5 2.56 11,534.4-26.83
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,143.0 2.16 4,031.377.19
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 10.7 0.00 16.1-33.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 271.7 0.08 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 821.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.0 0.00 9.9-49.56
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 28.7 0.01 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 50,255.6 15.22 35,067.743.31
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,870.7 3.29 12,059.4-9.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 376.1 0.11 204.883.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 268.7-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 389.4 0.12 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 8.5 0.00 82.0-89.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 726.7 0.22 1,113.0-34.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 134.9 0.04 29.4358.60
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 49.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 38.8 0.01 66.3-41.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,464.5 0.44 1,004.145.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 142.1 0.04 255.3-44.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4.5 0.00 6.3-27.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 265.1-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 90.5 0.03 109.1-17.09
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.3 0.00 1.3-2.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 27,250.3 8.25 25,191.28.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 124,790.8 37.79 126,327.2-1.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 40.0 0.01 50.6-20.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 33.8 0.01 73.3-53.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.2 0.00 54.9-97.85
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 289.2 0.09 222.629.93
69 Ceramic products 4.7 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 81,667.1 24.73 60,314.635.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 33.3 0.01 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 18.0 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 92.3 0.03 8.11,045.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,421.9 0.43 642.6121.28
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 1,153.6 0.35 1,138.51.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 129.8 0.04 368.7-64.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,336.9 2.52 8,428.2-1.08
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
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 29.5 0.01 43.2-31.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 166.8 0.05 119.239.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,419.6 0.43 1,608.9-11.77
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 47.6 0.01 58.8-18.98
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,886.3 0.87 3,312.7-12.87
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce