US trade (export - import) with Mauritania in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mauritania in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mauritania

In 2013, US trade with Mauritania totaled $380.0 million, up 30.00% ($87.7 million) from 2012.

US exports to Mauritania in 2013 were $245.5 million, down 15.81% ($46.1 million) from 2012.

US imports from Mauritania in 2013 totaled $134.5 million, up 18,704.84% ($133.8 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Mauritania in 2013 was $111.0 million, a 61.85% decrease ($179.9 million) over 2012.

Mauritania was the US 127th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 133rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0097% of US total trade (up from 0.0075% in 2012).

Mauritania was the US 125th largest export market in 2013 (down from 115th in 2012), accounting for 0.0156% of US total exports (down from 0.0189% in 2012).

Mauritania was the US 116th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 197th in 2012), accounting for 0.0058% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in 2012).

US Exports to Mauritania

The major share of US exports to Mauritania in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.26% of US total exports to Mauritania (34.35% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.92% of US total exports to Mauritania (4.71% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.89% of US total exports to Mauritania (45.03% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.86% of US total exports to Mauritania (8.37% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.25% of US total exports to Mauritania (3.02% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.77% of US total exports to Mauritania (1.17% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritania in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $43,854.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $23,126.7 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $7,468.2 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $6,593.5 thousand;
  • 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 $6,188.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,800.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,758.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $2,406.5 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1,416.3 thousand;
  • 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 $803.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritania in 2013 over 2012 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 $108,601.2 thousand;
  • 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 $20,526.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $12,627.5 thousand;
  • 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) - a decrease of $3,492.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,906.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1,071.5 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $909.3 thousand.
US exports to Mauritania in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 16,807.8 6.85 10,214.364.55
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 352.7 0.14 84.8315.93
10 Cereals 9,084.8 3.70 1,616.6461.98
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 372.0 0.15 420.8-11.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 184.7 0.08 1,256.2-85.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 134.6-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 909.3-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 31.5 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 21,791.5 8.88 130,392.7-83.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,205.0 2.53 17.136,276.03
29 Organic chemicals 68.7 0.03 7.9771.97
30 Pharmaceutical products 12.0 0.00 115.1-89.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42.9 0.02 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 62.9 0.03 0.0
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 63.4 0.03 34.185.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 245.2 0.10 19.31,172.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 286.6 0.12 18.01,495.48
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 26.1 0.01 3.7600.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 340.3 0.14 149.9127.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,660.0 1.08 4,566.7-41.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,837.9 2.79 19,465.4-64.87
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.4 0.00 10.5-48.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 490.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 79.3 0.03 62.027.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 157.5 0.06 69.1128.10
52 Cotton 670.1 0.27 236.4183.50
54 Man-made filaments 156.6 0.06 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 252.9 0.10 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.7 0.00 33.3-91.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.3 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 37.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 81.2 0.03 11.4612.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 48.0 0.02 22.3114.80
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 126.4 0.05 4.22,940.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,428.2 2.21 3,021.779.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9.0 0.00 35.4-74.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9.7 0.00 4.0142.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 168.0 0.07 159.15.61
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 17.2-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 144.5 0.06 70.1106.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 483.1-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 55.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,165.9 2.51 1,365.9351.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 69.1 0.03 64.96.42
75 Nickel and articles thereof 24.4 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 424.2 0.17 233.681.58
78 Lead and articles thereof 95.4 0.04 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 20.9 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7.8 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,462.8 3.45 7,046.520.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 68.2 0.03 33.1105.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 95,556.5 38.93 51,701.984.82
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 8,818.6 3.59 8,015.610.02
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 7,143.5 2.91 27,669.5-74.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 31,108.2 12.67 7,981.5289.75
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,566.6 0.64 901.973.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,642.0 3.52 3,883.7122.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.5 0.00 9.0-49.50
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 110.1 0.04 193.1-42.99
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 1,313.7 0.54 4,806.0-72.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14.3 0.01 8.077.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 146.9 0.06 89.164.84
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,902.3 1.18 3,342.1-13.16

US Imports from Mauritania

The major share of US imports from Mauritania in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 98.95% of US total imports from Mauritania (0.00% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.33% of US total imports from Mauritania (30.73% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.06% of US total imports from Mauritania (13.58% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.03% of US total imports from Mauritania (6.33% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from Mauritania (1.36% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total imports from Mauritania (1.01% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritania in 2013 over 2012 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 $133,117.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritania in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Mauritania in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 209.5 0.16 219.8-4.69
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 234.1 0.17 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 133,117.1 98.95 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 46.3 0.03 45.32.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12.5 0.01 0.61,931.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.2 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.9 0.00 5.1-81.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 7.3 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.2 0.00 0.0
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 37.9 0.03 94.8-60.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39.2 0.03 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 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 443.6 0.33 286.854.68
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 368.9 0.27 33.8992.37
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce