US trade (export - import) with Mozambique in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mozambique in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mozambique

In 2015, US trade with Mozambique was $362.3 million, down 23.92% ($113.9 million) from 2014.

US exports to Mozambique in 2015 were $264.6 million, down 29.48% ($110.6 million) from 2014.

US imports from Mozambique in 2015 were $97.7 million, down 3.25% ($3.3 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Mozambique in 2015 was $166.8 million, a 39.15% decrease ($107.3 million) over 2014.

Mozambique was the US 123rd largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 122nd in 2014), accounting for 0.0095% of US total trade (down from 0.0118% in 2014).

Mozambique was the US 114th largest export market in 2015 (down from 110th in 2014), accounting for 0.0176% of US total exports (down from 0.0232% in 2014).

Mozambique was the US 124th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 123rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0042% of US total imports (just as in 2014).

US Exports to Mozambique

The major share of US exports to Mozambique in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.14% of US total exports to Mozambique (59.10% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.28% of US total exports to Mozambique (23.21% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.53% of US total exports to Mozambique (5.16% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.75% of US total exports to Mozambique (1.37% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.75% of US total exports to Mozambique (6.42% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.13% of US total exports to Mozambique (2.39% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Mozambique in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $8.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6.7 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Mozambique in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $46.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $20.4 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $20.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $13.0 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US exports to Mozambique in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,612.0 0.61 2,704.3-40.39
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 69.7-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 564.7-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 135.6-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 457.9 0.17 0.0
10 Cereals 1,112.1 0.42 1,162.2-4.31
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 957.2 0.36 2,217.2-56.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 118.0 0.04 118.2-0.15
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 32.7 0.01 7.2356.35
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,028.8 1.14 5,970.1-49.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,756.0 0.66 6,309.3-72.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3.6 0.00 3.8-5.34
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 246.7 0.09 91.6169.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22.6 0.01 13.566.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 176.2 0.07 26.8556.30
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 40,257.4 15.22 87,037.7-53.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 91.9 0.03 165.7-44.52
29 Organic chemicals 806.3 0.30 560.843.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 207.1 0.08 258.4-19.86
31 Fertilizers 31.5 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 137.6 0.05 305.2-54.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 46.9 0.02 208.2-77.49
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 167.6 0.06 136.822.51
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 52.7 0.02 16.1227.03
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 31.2-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.9 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,194.9 0.83 1,451.151.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 571.6 0.22 939.6-39.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,975.9 1.12 1,055.3181.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 88.4 0.03 336.1-73.71
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7.7 0.00 10.6-26.92
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4.5 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 82.2 0.03 15.6428.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 139.0 0.05 200.3-30.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 14.9-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 26.9 0.01 30.2-11.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 30.5 0.01 23.629.40
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12.0 0.00 38.5-68.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12.7 0.00 23.9-46.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,632.8 1.75 6,703.1-30.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 894.6 0.34 2,105.9-57.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.4 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8.3 0.00 18.1-54.02
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 28.8 0.01 12.0140.35
69 Ceramic products 29.0 0.01 36.6-20.72
70 Glass and glassware 32.7 0.01 28.016.65
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,021.6 2.65 19,993.4-64.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 41.6-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 51.9 0.02 105.8-51.01
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 36.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 180.7 0.07 3,831.3-95.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 24.4 0.01 64.4-62.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,641.0 11.96 52,020.9-39.18
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 16,839.3 6.36 8,439.799.52
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 101,046.4 38.19 121,363.8-16.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 28,411.4 10.74 21,723.430.79
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,978.5 1.88 8,384.7-40.62
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 133.1 0.05 1,202.3-88.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,157.0 1.95 8,578.5-39.89
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 70.8 0.03 2.72,474.14
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 22.3 0.01 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 693.4 0.26 741.7-6.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 242.5 0.09 1,068.9-77.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7.0 0.00 179.4-96.11
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,505.2 0.57 4.930,731.13
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,430.2 1.30 6,185.8-44.55

US Imports from Mozambique

The major share of US imports from Mozambique in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 42.42% of US total imports from Mozambique (38.44% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.53% of US total imports from Mozambique (22.33% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 23.57% of US total imports from Mozambique (31.87% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.94% of US total imports from Mozambique (1.40% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Mozambique in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $5.2 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Mozambique in 2015 over the 2014 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) - a decrease of $9.2 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.3 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 $0.3 million.
US imports from Mozambique in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 32.0 0.03 20.158.82
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 72.6 0.07 283.2-74.37
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 17,166.8 17.56 11,918.144.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 12.7-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8,406.5 8.60 8,123.73.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 905.0 0.93 692.730.64
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 321.3 0.33 1,503.7-78.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11.7 0.01 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 41,448.1 42.41 38,834.56.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.1 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.2 0.00 0.694.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.3 0.00 0.5341.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 24.1 0.02 97.6-75.28
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.6 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 23,035.4 23.57 32,193.6-28.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 393.8 0.40 145.4170.91
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 486.6 0.50 784.5-37.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14.4 0.01 67.6-78.70
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21.1 0.02 414.2-94.91
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 37.2 0.04 158.0-76.48
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 32.3 0.03 71.4-54.74
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,316.3 5.44 5,662.2-6.11
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce