US trade with Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 29, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Morocco

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Morocco totaled $945.8 million, up 45.50% ($295.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $609.2 million, up 70.30% ($251.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $336.5 million, up 15.14% ($44.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $272.7 million, a 316.53% increase ($207.2 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Morocco was the US 65th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 70th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1008% of US total trade (up from 0.0743% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Morocco was the US 57th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 65th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1636% of US total exports (up from 0.1029% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Morocco was the US 71st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 73rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0595% of US total imports (up from 0.0554% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Morocco

The major share of US exports to Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 42.51% of US total exports to Morocco (33.32% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.20% of US total exports to Morocco (17.58% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.85% of US total exports to Morocco (27.75% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.58% of US total exports to Morocco (7.77% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.21% of US total exports to Morocco (5.37% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.95% of US total exports to Morocco (2.08% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.13% of US total exports to Morocco (1.51% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st 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 $147.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $105.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $12.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $10.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $8.5 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $8.0 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $19.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $9.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $7.9 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $4.3 million;
  • 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 $3.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2.1 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) - a decrease of $1.9 million.
US exports to Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 583.2 0.10 492.118.52
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 56.3 0.01 576.7-90.25
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,756.9 0.29 1,418.023.91
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22.8 0.00 77.7-70.62
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 40.0 0.01 12.0233.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 306.3 0.05 6.14,930.05
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,743.3 0.61 2,322.361.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12.0 0.00 7.952.02
10 Cereals 110,778.2 18.18 5,207.22,027.40
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 663.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,641.4 1.75 2,663.2299.57
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,479.4 4.35 16,322.462.23
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 266.3 0.04 53.1401.30
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 123.3 0.02 21.3477.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 356.5 0.06 41.1767.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 49.1 0.01 430.9-88.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 877.2 0.14 105.6731.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 895.1 0.15 1,139.5-21.45
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 27,021.7 4.44 31,324.3-13.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,956.9 0.65 11,861.9-66.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 255,045.6 41.86 107,320.9137.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,486.6 0.41 6,236.0-60.13
29 Organic chemicals 406.2 0.07 2,521.7-83.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,690.4 0.44 2,339.215.01
31 Fertilizers 16.0 0.00 95.9-83.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 705.5 0.12 1,525.6-53.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 756.5 0.12 832.2-9.09
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 1,283.0 0.21 273.7368.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 291.9 0.05 162.080.16
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,633.1 1.75 2,089.1408.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,044.6 1.32 10,605.8-24.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 616.6 0.10 1,105.9-44.24
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 27.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.1 0.00 25.8-60.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 841.7 0.14 1,246.2-32.45
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,902.4 0.80 4,763.22.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,707.7 2.25 12,953.65.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 94.9 0.02 234.6-59.57
52 Cotton 10,037.2 1.65 6,305.659.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,050.5 0.17 25.24,062.12
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 98.9 0.02 8.91,014.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 37.7 0.01 48.0-21.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 38.8 0.01 25.552.30
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 156.5 0.03 203.8-23.18
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.9 0.00 31.2-84.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 48.7 0.01 109.1-55.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 74.4 0.01 232.0-67.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 276.9 0.05 286.6-3.38
65 Headgear and parts thereof 27.8 0.00 10.0178.55
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 143.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 166.1 0.03 1,002.8-83.43
69 Ceramic products 6.0 0.00 10.4-42.46
70 Glass and glassware 448.4 0.07 1,496.2-70.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 32.7 0.01 30.08.77
72 Iron and steel 2,664.6 0.44 25.410,390.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,912.5 0.31 2,534.5-24.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 695.5 0.11 76.9804.24
75 Nickel and articles thereof 277.0 0.05 1,348.0-79.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 368.5 0.06 66.7452.27
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 22.9 0.00 30.5-24.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 373.4 0.06 206.580.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 566.8 0.09 1,126.1-49.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,183.8 4.79 16,352.478.47
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 17,160.3 2.82 19,020.1-9.78
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 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,982.1 1.31 17,038.4-53.15
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 17,433.3 2.86 36,650.2-52.43
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 932.2 0.15 2,259.9-58.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,666.2 1.91 7,934.347.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 21.7 0.00 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 23.8 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 6,967.0 1.14 1,375.4406.53
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 688.8 0.11 1,292.1-46.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 544.4 0.09 929.5-41.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 36.7 0.01 22.166.10
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.9 0.00 1,205.0-99.68

US Imports from Morocco

The major share of US imports from Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 47.69% of US total imports from Morocco (37.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.28% of US total imports from Morocco (21.76% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.66% of US total imports from Morocco (12.46% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.55% of US total imports from Morocco (15.08% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.34% of US total imports from Morocco (7.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $58.1 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $22.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $9.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $8.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7.7 million;
  • 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 $6.6 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) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1.5 million.
US imports from Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,435.2 0.43 1,909.3-24.83
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 969.9 0.29 230.5320.80
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 14.8 0.00 11.133.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 511.8 0.15 649.4-21.18
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 41,802.5 12.42 19,067.4119.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,160.9 0.34 1,852.2-37.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,673.4 0.50 1,879.8-10.98
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,745.2 0.52 2,525.8-30.91
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 122.0-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,668.0 1.09 12,244.1-70.04
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 12,759.0 3.79 13,663.1-6.62
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 185.0 0.05 143.429.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 215.7 0.06 444.2-51.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,631.5 2.27 7,618.10.18
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 991.9 0.29 1,092.3-9.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 84.9 0.03 50.268.93
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 129.3 0.04 84.553.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,196.6 3.33 21,003.1-46.69
26 Ores, slag and ash 58.9 0.02 53.111.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 621.4 0.18 7,248.6-91.43
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
31 Fertilizers 156,734.0 46.57 98,584.558.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,244.1 0.37 1,404.5-11.42
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 0.0 0.00 50.1-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12.3 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.4 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,707.4 0.51 1,261.335.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 160.3 0.05 539.0-70.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 684.5 0.20 406.868.27
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3.6 0.00 8.4-57.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 121.0 0.04 89.635.01
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 189.7 0.06 134.940.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 162.6 0.05 11.41,328.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.1 0.00 26.5-77.13
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 9.5 0.00 8.117.47
52 Cotton 107.2 0.03 3.13,346.08
54 Man-made filaments 9.9 0.00 4.8107.01
55 Man-made staple fibers 25.7 0.01 26.8-4.15
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 107.4 0.03 0.339,401.84
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,203.6 0.36 995.720.87
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 79.8 0.02 121.7-34.42
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 108.2 0.03 23.6358.46
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,009.6 2.38 6,808.117.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 23,714.5 7.05 25,219.1-5.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 137.6 0.04 62.8119.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,371.7 0.70 3,136.5-24.38
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.4 0.00 10.5-58.02
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,468.5 0.44 1,374.36.86
69 Ceramic products 503.8 0.15 285.076.76
70 Glass and glassware 100.8 0.03 65.154.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 239.6 0.07 241.3-0.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 24.1 0.01 25.8-6.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.3 0.00 4.14.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 611.9 0.18 124.3392.20
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,479.1 0.74 1,427.873.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 20.2 0.01 61.0-66.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,894.1 1.45 12,622.9-61.23
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 27,558.3 8.19 30,262.7-8.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 519.0 0.15 336.054.46
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 931.0 0.28 261.9255.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,595.7 0.47 584.0173.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
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 1,159.8 0.34 691.167.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 287.3 0.09 356.5-19.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,208.9 0.36 1,130.76.92
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce