US trade with Morocco in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 16, 2017

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

US Trade with Morocco

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Morocco totaled $883.5 million, up 69.71% ($362.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Morocco in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $628.4 million, up 118.44% ($340.7 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Morocco in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $255.1 million, up 9.52% ($22.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Morocco in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $373.3 million, a 581.73% increase ($318.6 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Morocco was the US 66th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 75th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0896% of US total trade (up from 0.0562% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Morocco was the US 54th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 71st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1634% of US total exports (up from 0.0791% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Morocco was the US 74th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 78th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0424% of US total imports (up from 0.0414% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Morocco

The major share of US exports to Morocco 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) - 49.68% of US total exports to Morocco (14.60% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.91% of US total exports to Morocco (33.45% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.64% of US total exports to Morocco (28.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.23% of US total exports to Morocco (12.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.64% of US total exports to Morocco (3.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.20% of US total exports to Morocco (2.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Morocco 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 $272.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $38.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $16.3 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $15.5 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 $12.0 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $5.4 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $5.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.9 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 $2.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Morocco 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) - a decrease of $19.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2.3 million.
US exports to Morocco 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
(%)
01 Live animals 699.6 0.11 481.945.16
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 275.0 0.04 172.259.69
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,757.1 0.28 966.581.79
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 79.0 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 367.5 0.06 924.0-60.23
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4.9 0.00 4.9-0.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,103.8 0.18 782.641.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17.2 0.00 18.4-6.12
10 Cereals 57,499.2 9.15 41,212.839.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,088.0 1.92 10,896.810.93
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 58.3 0.01 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 72.5-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 46.1 0.01 83.3-44.73
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 167.4 0.03 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 49.6 0.01 18.3171.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 122.4 0.02 401.6-69.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 685.6 0.11 243.7181.34
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 766.1 0.12 336.0127.99
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 41,330.3 6.58 25,825.160.04
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,460.1 1.19 9,914.8-24.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 304,761.6 48.50 32,099.0849.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12,382.4 1.97 374.33,207.90
29 Organic chemicals 2,126.8 0.34 1,882.512.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,312.9 0.69 6,641.2-35.06
31 Fertilizers 54.0 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,507.8 0.24 1,492.21.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 399.3 0.06 704.5-43.33
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 1,127.7 0.18 979.315.16
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 530.7 0.08 337.157.42
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 18.7-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5.4 0.00 145.1-96.24
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,766.4 0.44 3,555.9-22.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,279.0 2.11 17,940.4-25.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 674.9 0.11 843.9-20.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30.7 0.00 116.1-73.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,389.8 0.22 1,315.65.64
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,344.2 0.37 3,061.7-23.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,194.2 1.94 6,760.180.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 683.3 0.11 135.1405.74
52 Cotton 11,767.2 1.87 6,476.481.69
54 Man-made filaments 6.3 0.00 19.2-67.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,007.9 0.16 5.418,736.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 99.1 0.02 51.194.02
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 24.4 0.00 18.134.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17.4 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 171.6 0.03 96.977.07
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 31.2 0.00 12.7146.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 18.1 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 179.1 0.03 8.32,056.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 405.1 0.06 150.6169.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 84.3 0.01 27.4207.96
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.0 0.00 3.0-2.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 76.2 0.01 195.4-60.99
69 Ceramic products 49.2 0.01 170.5-71.16
70 Glass and glassware 22.4 0.00 769.4-97.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 48.0 0.01 43.310.79
72 Iron and steel 60.3 0.01 48.324.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 523.6 0.08 489.96.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 493.9 0.08 85.3479.37
75 Nickel and articles thereof 546.3 0.09 25.32,056.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 284.4 0.05 54.4422.36
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 30.3 0.00 11.2170.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 369.7 0.06 82.0350.64
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 555.7 0.09 490.113.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,366.1 3.40 17,453.122.42
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 23,378.5 3.72 20,694.912.97
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 48.2-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15,087.8 2.40 34,956.8-56.84
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 51,134.3 8.14 12,540.3307.76
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,658.8 0.26 1,342.423.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,210.4 0.99 9,199.4-32.49
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9.5 0.00 19.2-50.47
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 93.7 0.01 27.8236.49
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 66.0 0.01 1,235.5-94.66
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 778.3 0.12 689.512.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 646.0 0.10 783.7-17.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 47.8 0.01 48.2-0.87
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 27.5 0.00 0.0

US Imports from Morocco

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.77% of US total imports from Morocco (31.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.07% of US total imports from Morocco (21.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.07% of US total imports from Morocco (5.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.09% of US total imports from Morocco (16.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.11% of US total imports from Morocco (16.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.91% of US total imports from Morocco (0.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $34.2 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $8.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4.4 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $1.5 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 $1.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.8 million.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $17.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $6.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US imports from Morocco 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 1,740.2 0.68 891.995.11
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 595.3 0.23 460.629.23
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 197.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 696.3 0.27 1,271.5-45.23
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9,840.0 3.86 5,484.579.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,034.9 0.41 3,352.6-69.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6.0 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 929.3 0.36 1,784.3-47.92
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,833.5 0.72 3,373.1-45.64
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.8 0.00 71.5-93.35
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,665.0 3.00 14,278.7-46.32
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 11,068.8 4.34 9,607.315.21
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 46.6 0.02 203.3-77.08
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 505.7 0.20 258.096.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,632.1 3.38 8,537.61.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,314.3 0.52 903.945.40
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 117.6 0.05 97.620.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 64.5 0.03 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 45,975.4 18.02 11,825.2288.79
26 Ores, slag and ash 118.6 0.05 114.23.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,439.4 0.96 1,076.2126.66
29 Organic chemicals 96.6 0.04 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 7.5 0.00 0.0
31 Fertilizers 49,174.4 19.28 66,928.3-26.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.1 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 780.9 0.31 1,214.9-35.72
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 77.2 0.03 162.9-52.59
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 34.4 0.01 48.4-28.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.0 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,303.0 0.90 2,291.80.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 626.6 0.25 567.410.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 645.6 0.25 502.928.37
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3.0 0.00 29.6-89.76
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 53.4 0.02 91.1-41.41
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 132.6 0.05 64.1107.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 138.9 0.05 27.6402.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.8 0.00 390.6-97.49
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.4 0.00 6.4-94.07
52 Cotton 15.3 0.01 6.2145.71
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 9.2 0.00 5.084.22
55 Man-made staple fibers 40.0 0.02 7.5432.31
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 38.2 0.01 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,680.9 0.66 1,150.646.09
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 15.5 0.01 10.349.33
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.5 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,205.0 2.82 6,627.98.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27,850.0 10.92 27,884.4-0.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 168.9 0.07 102.165.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,023.0 1.58 3,608.511.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6.1 0.00 0.6945.66
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,400.1 0.55 1,377.91.62
69 Ceramic products 642.8 0.25 458.340.24
70 Glass and glassware 93.0 0.04 169.6-45.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 314.4 0.12 172.082.85
72 Iron and steel 8,032.8 3.15 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 39.1 0.02 95.1-58.84
74 Copper and articles thereof 24.6 0.01 8.2200.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 702.8 0.28 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,061.6 0.42 2,049.7-48.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 103.7 0.04 13.9643.53
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,611.9 2.20 8,097.7-30.70
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 29,604.2 11.61 29,017.12.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 496.1 0.19 208.3138.15
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,001.9 0.39 140.2614.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,830.5 0.72 640.5185.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 15.7 0.01 15.51.75
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2.0 0.00 0.0
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 1,019.8 0.40 1,168.0-12.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 258.4 0.10 300.6-14.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4.0 0.00 3.85.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,439.7 1.35 352.5875.79
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce