US trade with Morocco in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 22, 2017

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

US Trade with Morocco

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Morocco totaled $1,829.3 million, up 56.27% ($658.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Morocco in the first half of 2017 totaled $1,237.7 million, up 91.76% ($592.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Morocco in the first half of 2017 totaled $591.6 million, up 12.65% ($66.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Morocco in the first half of 2017 was $646.1 million, a 437.32% increase ($525.8 million) over the first half of 2016.

Morocco was the US 64th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 72nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0950% of US total trade (up from 0.0650% in the first half of 2016).

Morocco was the US 54th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 70th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.1635% of US total exports (up from 0.0908% in the first half of 2016).

Morocco was the US 72nd largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 77th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0507% of US total imports (up from 0.0482% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Morocco

The major share of US exports to Morocco 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) - 46.15% of US total exports to Morocco (24.98% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.33% of US total exports to Morocco (22.52% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.42% of US total exports to Morocco (30.29% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.42% of US total exports to Morocco (9.71% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.92% of US total exports to Morocco (4.72% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.07% of US total exports to Morocco (2.22% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.79% of US total exports to Morocco (1.04% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Morocco 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 $420.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $121.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $19.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $16.7 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $11.2 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;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $9.2 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $9.0 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 $8.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7.8 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $6.2 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $4.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Morocco in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $28.9 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $10.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $7.2 million.
US exports to Morocco 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
(%)
01 Live animals 1,282.8 0.10 974.031.70
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 331.3 0.03 749.0-55.77
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,514.0 0.28 2,384.547.37
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 101.8 0.01 77.731.02
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 407.5 0.03 936.0-56.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 311.2 0.03 11.02,733.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,847.0 0.39 3,104.956.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 29.3 0.00 26.311.39
10 Cereals 168,277.4 13.60 46,420.0262.51
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 22,729.4 1.84 13,560.067.62
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,537.7 2.14 16,322.462.58
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 312.4 0.03 136.4128.93
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 290.7 0.02 21.31,262.16
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 406.1 0.03 59.4584.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 171.5 0.01 832.4-79.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,562.8 0.13 349.2347.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,661.2 0.13 1,475.612.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 68,352.0 5.52 57,149.419.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,417.0 0.92 21,776.6-47.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 559,807.2 45.23 139,419.9301.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,869.0 1.20 6,610.3124.94
29 Organic chemicals 2,533.0 0.20 4,404.2-42.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,003.3 0.57 8,980.4-22.02
31 Fertilizers 70.0 0.01 95.9-27.01
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,213.3 0.18 3,017.8-26.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,155.8 0.09 1,536.7-24.79
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 2,410.7 0.19 1,252.992.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 822.6 0.07 499.164.80
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 13,399.4 1.08 5,645.0137.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,323.5 1.72 28,546.2-25.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,291.5 0.10 1,949.8-33.76
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) 40.8 0.00 141.9-71.26
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,231.6 0.18 2,561.8-12.89
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,246.5 0.59 7,824.9-7.39
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 25,902.0 2.09 19,713.731.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 778.2 0.06 369.7110.47
52 Cotton 21,804.4 1.76 12,782.070.59
54 Man-made filaments 6.3 0.00 19.2-67.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,058.4 0.17 30.66,628.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 198.0 0.02 59.9230.34
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 62.1 0.01 66.2-6.09
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 56.2 0.00 25.5120.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 328.2 0.03 300.79.14
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 19.1-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 36.2 0.00 43.9-17.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 66.8 0.01 109.1-38.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 253.5 0.02 240.35.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 682.1 0.06 437.256.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 112.1 0.01 37.3200.09
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.0 0.00 146.4-97.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 242.4 0.02 1,198.2-79.77
69 Ceramic products 55.2 0.00 180.9-69.51
70 Glass and glassware 470.8 0.04 2,265.6-79.22
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 80.6 0.01 73.39.97
72 Iron and steel 2,724.9 0.22 73.73,595.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,436.1 0.20 3,024.4-19.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,189.4 0.10 162.2633.45
75 Nickel and articles thereof 823.3 0.07 1,373.4-40.06
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 652.9 0.05 121.2438.83
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 53.2 0.00 41.727.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 743.0 0.06 288.5157.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,122.5 0.09 1,616.2-30.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 50,549.8 4.08 33,805.549.53
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 40,538.8 3.28 39,715.02.07
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 52.2-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23,069.9 1.86 51,995.1-55.63
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 68,567.6 5.54 49,190.439.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,591.0 0.21 3,602.4-28.08
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,876.6 1.44 17,133.84.34
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 31.2 0.00 19.262.82
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 117.4 0.01 27.8321.81
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 7,032.9 0.57 2,610.9169.36
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 1,467.2 0.12 1,981.6-25.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,190.4 0.10 1,713.2-30.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 84.5 0.01 70.320.16
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 31.4 0.00 1,205.0-97.40

US Imports from Morocco

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 36.52% of US total imports from Morocco (34.54% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.46% of US total imports from Morocco (21.77% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 13.01% of US total imports from Morocco (14.44% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.52% of US total imports from Morocco (15.65% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.69% of US total imports from Morocco (6.28% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.21% of US total imports from Morocco (0.73% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $40.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $27.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $24.3 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $8.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.8 million.

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $15.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10.2 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 $5.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $2.3 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 $2.1 million.
US imports from Morocco 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 3,175.4 0.54 2,801.213.36
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,565.2 0.26 691.1126.47
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 14.8 0.00 208.1-92.88
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,208.1 0.20 1,920.8-37.10
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 51,642.5 8.73 24,551.9110.34
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,195.8 0.37 5,204.8-57.81
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 2,602.7 0.44 3,664.0-28.97
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,578.7 0.60 5,898.9-39.33
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.8 0.00 193.6-97.54
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,333.0 1.92 26,522.8-57.27
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 23,827.7 4.03 23,270.42.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 231.6 0.04 346.7-33.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 721.5 0.12 702.22.75
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,263.6 2.75 16,155.70.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,306.1 0.39 1,996.215.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 202.5 0.03 147.837.01
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 193.8 0.03 84.5129.39
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 57,172.0 9.66 32,828.374.15
26 Ores, slag and ash 177.5 0.03 167.26.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,060.8 0.52 8,324.8-63.23
29 Organic chemicals 96.6 0.02 3.72,499.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 7.5 0.00 0.0
31 Fertilizers 205,908.3 34.80 165,512.824.41
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 2,025.0 0.34 2,619.4-22.69
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 0.01 212.9-63.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 46.7 0.01 48.4-3.49
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9.3 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,010.4 0.68 3,553.012.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 786.9 0.13 1,106.5-28.88
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,330.1 0.22 909.746.21
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6.6 0.00 38.0-82.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 174.4 0.03 180.8-3.52
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 322.3 0.05 199.061.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 301.5 0.05 39.0673.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15.9 0.00 417.1-96.20
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 9.9 0.00 14.5-31.82
52 Cotton 122.6 0.02 9.41,210.56
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 19.1 0.00 9.895.37
55 Man-made staple fibers 65.8 0.01 34.491.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 145.7 0.02 0.353,454.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,884.5 0.49 2,146.434.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 95.3 0.02 132.0-27.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.5 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 108.2 0.02 23.6358.46
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15,214.6 2.57 13,436.013.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 51,564.5 8.72 53,103.4-2.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 306.5 0.05 164.985.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,394.7 1.08 6,745.0-5.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.5 0.00 11.1-4.86
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 2,868.6 0.48 2,752.14.23
69 Ceramic products 1,146.6 0.19 743.354.24
70 Glass and glassware 193.8 0.03 234.7-17.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 554.0 0.09 413.334.04
72 Iron and steel 8,032.8 1.36 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 63.3 0.01 120.9-47.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 28.9 0.00 12.3135.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,314.7 0.22 124.3957.52
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,540.7 0.60 3,477.51.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 123.9 0.02 75.065.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,506.0 1.78 20,720.6-49.30
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 57,162.5 9.66 59,279.8-3.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,015.1 0.17 544.386.49
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,933.0 0.33 402.1380.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,426.2 0.58 1,224.6179.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 15.7 0.00 25.8-39.02
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 2,179.6 0.37 1,859.117.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 545.7 0.09 657.1-16.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4.0 0.00 3.85.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,648.6 0.79 1,483.2213.43
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce