US trade (export - import) with Morocco in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 13, 2019

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

US Trade with Morocco

In 2018, US trade with Morocco totaled $4,438.0 million, up 30.52% ($1,037.8 million) from 2017.

US exports to Morocco in 2018 totaled $2,903.6 million, up 37.20% ($787.2 million) from 2017.

US imports from Morocco in 2018 totaled $1,534.4 million, up 19.52% ($250.6 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Morocco in 2018 was $1,369.2 million, a 64.46% increase ($536.6 million) over 2017.

Morocco was the US 65th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 69th in 2017), accounting for 0.1037% of US total trade (up from 0.0860% in 2017).

Morocco was the US 55th largest export market in 2018 (up from 58th in 2017), accounting for 0.1744% of US total exports (up from 0.1369% in 2017).

Morocco was the US 70th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 71st in 2017), accounting for 0.0587% of US total imports (up from 0.0533% in 2017).

US Exports to Morocco

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 36.11% of US total exports to Morocco (45.30% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.88% of US total exports to Morocco (19.10% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.67% of US total exports to Morocco (18.81% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.47% of US total exports to Morocco (8.11% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.22% of US total exports to Morocco (3.15% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.85% of US total exports to Morocco (2.37% in 2017).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $375.3 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $146.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $87.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $38.9 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $37.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $36.3 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $24.2 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $18.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $18.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $15.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $11.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $8.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Morocco in 2018 over 2017 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 $49.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $14.5 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $11.5 million.
US exports to Morocco 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 1,751.1 0.06 1,931.4-9.34
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4.4 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,423.3 0.05 914.755.60
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19,133.1 0.66 13,017.246.98
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 309.8 0.01 238.429.94
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,081.4 0.07 1,702.222.28
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 703.2 0.02 451.155.90
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 28,511.7 0.98 12,693.1124.62
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 740.4 0.03 71.7932.29
10 Cereals 217,660.5 7.50 179,967.120.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32,208.4 1.11 29,692.18.47
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 57.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17,616.5 0.61 29,124.9-39.51
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 32.4 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 398.0 0.01 407.4-2.31
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,019.5 0.04 794.628.31
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 120.8 0.00 450.6-73.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 315.2 0.01 181.773.45
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,876.4 0.17 4,036.420.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,134.0 0.21 3,630.768.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 265,070.5 9.13 118,713.7123.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 57.3 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35,920.0 1.24 33,158.68.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,012,502.6 34.87 925,547.69.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,040.9 0.04 50,952.4-97.96
29 Organic chemicals 41,223.4 1.42 23,065.278.73
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,885.4 0.51 16,790.9-11.35
31 Fertilizers 204.3 0.01 200.31.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 843.3 0.03 4,880.5-82.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,339.3 0.08 2,186.66.98
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 1,990.2 0.07 3,196.0-37.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,263.4 0.04 1,714.0-26.29
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 19.8 0.00 3.4486.81
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 11.5 0.00 18.3-37.02
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,908.9 0.38 25,360.3-56.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 51,775.7 1.78 40,287.028.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,294.9 0.11 2,915.513.01
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 21.8 0.00 6.9216.47
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 111.6 0.00 92.520.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,596.7 0.26 4,811.557.89
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 17,174.5 0.59 11,354.851.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 67,931.2 2.34 49,417.937.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 683.3 0.02 1,009.4-32.31
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4.4 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 43,483.7 1.50 38,359.513.36
54 Man-made filaments 92.4 0.00 6.31,363.68
55 Man-made staple fibers 5,853.6 0.20 7,629.6-23.28
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 144.3 0.00 288.1-49.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 152.4 0.01 134.813.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 26.7 0.00 66.9-60.04
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 786.9 0.03 750.14.90
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 11.7 0.00 90.4-87.04
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 279.9 0.01 221.126.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 67.9 0.00 214.4-68.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 282.4 0.01 491.2-42.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,142.2 0.07 1,731.923.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 326.6 0.01 239.636.30
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 79.4 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 17.2 0.00 3.0478.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 544.8 0.02 489.111.40
69 Ceramic products 218.9 0.01 57.7279.32
70 Glass and glassware 309.9 0.01 592.3-47.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 363.5 0.01 191.989.40
72 Iron and steel 3,187.3 0.11 2,764.715.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,039.8 0.35 5,978.967.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,481.1 0.19 2,827.693.84
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,463.2 0.05 1,028.742.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,290.5 0.08 3,380.7-32.25
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 364.9 0.01 139.1162.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,438.7 0.05 1,005.843.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,191.4 0.11 2,348.035.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 139,996.6 4.82 101,098.838.48
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 82,808.8 2.85 78,920.54.93
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 1,310.6 0.05 336.4289.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 91,424.2 3.15 55,104.065.91
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 508,136.9 17.50 132,882.6282.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,598.5 0.16 2,996.053.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39,274.5 1.35 32,841.319.59
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 50.7 0.00 77.8-34.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 33.8 0.00 133.1-74.63
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 35,564.4 1.22 11,372.9212.71
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 2,761.1 0.10 3,140.3-12.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,060.6 0.07 2,729.6-24.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 256.7 0.01 149.671.57
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,525.4 0.12 93.03,690.42
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 37,252.9 1.28 28,456.730.91

US Imports from Morocco

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 48.46% of US total imports from Morocco (40.21% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.04% of US total imports from Morocco (17.47% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.32% of US total imports from Morocco (12.37% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.97% of US total imports from Morocco (12.19% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.97% of US total imports from Morocco (9.20% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.60% of US total imports from Morocco (2.16% in 2017).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $212.0 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $12.0 million;
  • 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 $10.9 million;
  • 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 $9.7 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $9.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $8.1 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $8.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $6.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4.9 million.

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $41.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $10.7 million.
US imports from Morocco 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 1,872.9 0.12 4,952.7-62.18
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,688.2 0.11 2,089.5-19.20
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 154.3 0.01 315.8-51.13
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,452.1 0.09 1,590.7-8.71
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 101,238.9 6.60 93,104.58.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,611.4 0.43 4,421.049.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 31.9 0.00 6.0435.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,930.3 0.32 4,659.25.82
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9,529.5 0.62 6,816.439.80
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 22,786.3 1.49 16,036.542.09
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 60,526.9 3.94 51,089.818.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 89.1 0.01 242.9-63.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,106.5 0.07 1,050.85.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 45,052.5 2.94 33,079.536.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,972.3 0.19 3,555.0-16.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 313.7 0.02 234.633.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,182.5 0.08 1,020.315.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 76,106.7 4.96 117,867.2-35.43
26 Ores, slag and ash 165.1 0.01 282.3-41.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 16,822.0 1.10 5,960.5182.22
29 Organic chemicals 164.3 0.01 156.45.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 80.3 0.01 7.5969.51
31 Fertilizers 705,787.4 46.00 493,787.742.93
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7.6 0.00 2.1253.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,061.5 0.59 5,405.367.64
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 66.0 0.00 155.7-57.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 92.8 0.01 101.1-8.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.5 0.00 9.3-52.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,663.1 0.69 9,421.113.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 797.2 0.05 1,210.6-34.14
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 10.8 0.00 6.467.88
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,718.0 0.18 2,819.4-3.59
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 14.7 0.00 27.5-46.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 589.5 0.04 318.285.27
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 440.4 0.03 621.5-29.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,731.0 0.11 579.6198.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 85.9 0.01 40.0114.63
50 Silk 14.8 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 45.9 0.00 32.341.97
52 Cotton 112.0 0.01 139.6-19.78
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.9 0.00 4.5-79.57
54 Man-made filaments 73.3 0.00 42.074.31
55 Man-made staple fibers 126.1 0.01 127.5-1.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,135.5 0.07 441.0157.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6,020.9 0.39 5,007.820.23
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 300.0 0.02 203.847.18
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 740.1 0.05 0.5151,256.44
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 21.9 0.00 121.4-81.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 35,000.8 2.28 32,952.56.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 109,007.7 7.10 104,085.64.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,333.5 0.15 812.1187.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13,243.9 0.86 12,450.66.37
65 Headgear and parts thereof 100.8 0.01 28.3256.10
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 16.7 0.00 10.362.30
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,177.6 0.47 6,853.24.73
69 Ceramic products 4,880.7 0.32 3,455.641.24
70 Glass and glassware 561.0 0.04 530.05.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 809.2 0.05 1,123.3-27.96
72 Iron and steel 19,566.5 1.28 16,313.419.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 175.7 0.01 174.10.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 809.3 0.05 137.0490.95
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.1 0.00 4.10.27
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,789.9 0.12 2,120.0-15.57
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 16,420.2 1.07 8,457.494.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11.6 0.00 150.1-92.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,051.3 0.07 357.3194.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 32,536.1 2.12 25,695.826.62
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 128,317.4 8.36 118,657.78.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,760.6 0.11 1,920.8-8.34
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6,967.1 0.45 4,838.743.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 26.1 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,056.9 0.26 7,687.6-47.23
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 47.4 0.00 18.2160.09
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mat/tr tresses, 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 4,112.8 0.27 4,087.20.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,254.0 0.08 901.739.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 62.6 0.00 27.8125.01
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,378.7 0.29 7,782.4-43.74
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 42,402.4 2.76 53,058.4-20.08
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce