US trade with Mozambique in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

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

US Trade with Mozambique

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Mozambique totaled $135.3 million, up 3.43% ($4.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Mozambique in the first half of 2017 were $68.1 million, down 11.71% ($9.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Mozambique in the first half of 2017 totaled $67.2 million, up 25.16% ($13.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Mozambique in the first half of 2017 was $0.8 million, a 96.44% decrease ($22.5 million) over the first half of 2016.

Mozambique was the US 133rd largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 129th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0070% of US total trade (down from 0.0073% in the first half of 2016).

Mozambique was the US 130th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 124th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0090% of US total exports (down from 0.0108% in the first half of 2016).

Mozambique was the US 117th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 118th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0058% of US total imports (up from 0.0049% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Mozambique

The major share of US exports to Mozambique in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.63% of US total exports to Mozambique (40.04% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.51% of US total exports to Mozambique (42.20% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.41% of US total exports to Mozambique (10.21% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.49% of US total exports to Mozambique (2.74% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.07% of US total exports to Mozambique (0.94% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.92% of US total exports to Mozambique (1.96% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mozambique in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3.6 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) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.6 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) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Mozambique 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) - a decrease of $13.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $4.5 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Mozambique 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 869.5 1.28 994.5-12.57
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 43.4 0.06 59.5-27.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 2,080.8-100.00
10 Cereals 10,089.9 14.82 846.71,091.66
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,273.6 1.87 662.292.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 3,028.7-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 11.7 0.02 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,578.1 2.32 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25.8 0.04 202.4-87.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 26.8 0.04 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,379.4 28.47 32,533.9-40.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13.4 0.02 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 197.5 0.29 81.8141.38
30 Pharmaceutical products 17.2 0.03 107.0-83.96
31 Fertilizers 20.8 0.03 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22.1 0.03 4.4405.55
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 3.0 0.00 11.2-73.49
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 38.2 0.06 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 38.8 0.06 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 354.8 0.52 146.5142.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 918.1 1.35 1,223.1-24.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,157.4 6.11 537.6673.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 47.4 0.07 44.76.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9.9 0.01 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 90.0 0.13 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8.2 0.01 188.8-95.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 80.7 0.12 84.9-4.94
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 25.3 0.04 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6.5 0.01 9.8-33.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 23.2 0.03 5.5321.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,915.4 2.81 1,369.039.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 17.3 0.03 126.2-86.28
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 84.6 0.12 9.3808.70
70 Glass and glassware 13.5 0.02 3.8255.36
72 Iron and steel 15.6 0.02 7.5108.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 322.6 0.47 360.6-10.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 652.9 0.96 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 648.2 0.95 2.723,880.91
79 Zinc and articles thereof 19.8 0.03 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 307.5 0.45 351.2-12.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 123.9 0.18 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,107.4 11.91 16,427.7-50.65
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 6,932.1 10.18 3,462.2100.22
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 990.7 1.46 33.42,862.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,533.3 5.19 2,644.633.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,094.0 3.08 6,611.6-68.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 173.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,234.3 1.81 1,518.7-18.73
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.6 0.01 14.0-45.53
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 99.9 0.15 232.8-57.09
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 96.5 0.14 159.7-39.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 32.2 0.05 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00

US Imports from Mozambique

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 43.19% of US total imports from Mozambique (25.41% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.58% of US total imports from Mozambique (33.59% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.79% of US total imports from Mozambique (21.84% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.07% of US total imports from Mozambique (16.30% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mozambique in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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) - an increase of $15.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $7.9 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.7 million.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $7.6 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $1.1 million.
US imports from Mozambique 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
(%)
01 Live animals 72.9 0.11 37.196.75
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,033.9 1.54 280.7268.39
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11,310.5 16.82 10,654.96.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 216.9 0.32 67.9219.47
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 25.1-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 573.0 0.85 588.2-2.59
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 101.6 0.15 79.328.15
26 Ores, slag and ash 16,000.0 23.80 18,047.9-11.35
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,923.8 11.78 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 36.4 0.05 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.8 0.01 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 7.0 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 43.9 0.07 44.6-1.54
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 38.4 0.06 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15.5 0.02 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.8 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 86.5-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 18.5 0.03 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 29,043.4 43.19 13,651.0112.76
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 46.1 0.07 7,634.6-99.40
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1,099.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 22.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 72.7 0.11 136.0-46.50
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 66.4 0.10 115.8-42.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 48.9-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 52.9 0.08 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 90.2 0.13 12.1643.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.8 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 20.7 0.03 20.41.50
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce