US trade (export - import) with Mozambique in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 14, 2019

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

US Trade with Mozambique

In 2018, US trade with Mozambique was $301.7 million, down 8.20% ($26.9 million) from 2017.

US exports to Mozambique in 2018 totaled $185.6 million, up 3.13% ($5.6 million) from 2017.

US imports from Mozambique in 2018 were $116.1 million, down 21.91% ($32.6 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Mozambique in 2018 was $69.5 million, a 122.29% increase ($38.2 million) over 2017.

Mozambique was the US 140th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 127th in 2017), accounting for 0.0070% of US total trade (down from 0.0083% in 2017).

Mozambique was the US 134th largest export market in 2018 (down from 125th in 2017), accounting for 0.0111% of US total exports (down from 0.0116% in 2017).

Mozambique was the US 119th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 113th in 2017), accounting for 0.0044% of US total imports (down from 0.0062% in 2017).

US Exports to Mozambique

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 37.46% of US total exports to Mozambique (32.14% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.85% of US total exports to Mozambique (36.57% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.54% of US total exports to Mozambique (17.99% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.47% of US total exports to Mozambique (5.01% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.20% of US total exports to Mozambique (3.10% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.88% of US total exports to Mozambique (2.17% in 2017).

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

  • 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) - an increase of $18.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $11.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $5.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $4.7 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - 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 $0.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.7 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $14.8 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $6.7 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 $6.1 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $5.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $4.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US exports to Mozambique 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 3.2 0.00 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,123.2 1.14 2,153.7-1.41
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 177.8 0.10 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34.3 0.02 96.9-64.58
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4.5 0.00 7.1-36.04
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 100.8 0.05 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 97.0-100.00
10 Cereals 5,646.6 3.04 10,813.1-47.78
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,420.9 0.77 2,824.1-49.69
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 432.9 0.23 35.11,132.17
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 38.1 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,398.3 6.14 9,613.618.56
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 6,673.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6.1 0.00 52.9-88.53
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 24.7 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.8 0.00 26.8-85.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 69,515.7 37.46 57,814.020.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 73.0-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 13.3 0.01 206.2-93.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 48.8 0.03 178.4-72.64
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 20.8-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 16.7-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 120.7 0.07 103.117.06
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 33.0-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 30.8 0.02 210.8-85.40
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 38.2-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 62.7 0.03 38.861.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,044.9 1.64 1,647.884.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,045.6 1.10 1,300.257.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,789.2 2.58 5,149.3-6.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 255.3 0.14 75.1240.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 43.1 0.02 9.9336.21
45 Cork and articles of cork 2.7 0.00 2.58.81
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 250.0 0.13 185.035.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 71.8 0.04 33.2116.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 212.3 0.11 118.079.97
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.5 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 10.0 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 124.0 0.07 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 23.0 0.01 55.3-58.49
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7.2 0.00 11.8-38.56
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.0 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13.0 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10.4 0.01 36.2-71.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,771.3 1.49 3,699.3-25.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 514.5 0.28 100.8410.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 455.6 0.25 127.0258.87
69 Ceramic products 15.2 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 3,136.2 1.69 807.8288.24
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,025.0 0.55 1,966.3-47.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 318.9 0.17 1,164.6-72.61
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,836.7 3.15 1,097.2431.98
79 Zinc and articles thereof 19.4 0.01 19.8-2.05
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 112.2 0.06 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 393.7 0.21 736.1-46.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 84.7 0.05 581.2-85.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,749.6 9.03 31,538.0-46.89
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 8,893.8 4.79 14,962.1-40.56
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 20,088.8 10.83 2,113.7850.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,915.8 1.57 4,484.4-34.98
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5,053.8 2.72 9,927.2-49.09
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,597.4 3.02 99.45,530.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,517.6 1.90 2,686.230.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11.8 0.01 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 15.0 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 2,175.9 1.17 512.6324.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 116.8 0.06 111.54.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 141.3 0.08 32.2338.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,491.5 1.88 3,375.13.45

US Imports from Mozambique

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 39.98% of US total imports from Mozambique (44.53% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.86% of US total imports from Mozambique (25.21% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 26.08% of US total imports from Mozambique (28.21% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.54% of US total imports from Mozambique (0.90% in 2017).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Mozambique in 2018 over the 2017 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 $19.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $7.9 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $4.2 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1.1 million.
US imports from Mozambique 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
(%)
01 Live animals 112.1 0.10 169.5-33.87
02 Meat and edible meat offal 109.4 0.09 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,766.9 4.11 3,150.451.31
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 18,333.3 15.79 22,581.9-18.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 192.9 0.17 487.9-60.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,987.8 6.02 9,396.3-25.63
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,412.9 1.22 1,185.119.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25.5 0.02 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 409.7 0.35 516.0-20.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 681.2 0.59 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 29,602.5 25.49 34,019.8-12.98
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 7,923.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 36.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 212.4 0.18 2.39,105.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 39.7 0.03 3.8940.81
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.1 0.00 9.2-66.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 166.5 0.14 43.9279.28
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 38.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.1 0.00 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 46,427.2 39.98 66,210.5-29.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 505.4 0.44 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 252.3 0.22 1,338.4-81.15
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,033.9 0.89 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 72.9 0.06 109.6-33.52
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 130.9 0.11 85.353.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9.9 0.01 4.5120.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 433.5 0.37 54.2700.18
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 226.1 0.19 71.8215.04
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 59.9 0.05 150.8-60.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11.5 0.01 26.6-56.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 76.4 0.07 34.4121.97
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,821.7 3.29 1,007.5279.33
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce