US trade (export - import) with Mauritania in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 17, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mauritania in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mauritania

In 2017, US trade with Mauritania totaled $191.2 million, up 13.36% ($22.5 million) from 2016.

US exports to Mauritania in 2017 totaled $127.8 million, up 9.87% ($11.5 million) from 2016.

US imports from Mauritania in 2017 totaled $63.4 million, up 21.10% ($11.0 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Mauritania in 2017 was $64.4 million, a 0.67% increase ($0.4 million) over 2016.

Mauritania was the US 146th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 150th in 2016), accounting for 0.0048% of US total trade (up from 0.0046% in 2016).

Mauritania was the US 134th largest export market in 2017 (up from 139th in 2016), accounting for 0.0083% of US total exports (up from 0.0080% in 2016).

Mauritania was the US 137th largest supplier in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0026% of US total imports (up from 0.0023% in 2016).

US Exports to Mauritania

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.23% of US total exports to Mauritania (64.05% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.39% of US total exports to Mauritania (7.10% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.83% of US total exports to Mauritania (13.53% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.44% of US total exports to Mauritania (3.14% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.35% of US total exports to Mauritania (3.56% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.12% of US total exports to Mauritania (3.13% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritania in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,892.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $7,819.6 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,708.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,519.9 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 $1,108.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,091.1 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) - an increase of $846.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $651.4 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $556.4 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $543.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritania in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $5,326.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3,590.9 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $2,352.2 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 $1,226.8 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) - a decrease of $686.7 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $618.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $556.0 thousand.
US exports to Mauritania in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,567.6 6.70 13,893.7-38.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 618.2-100.00
10 Cereals 724.0 0.57 675.17.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 212.3 0.17 120.875.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 103.7 0.08 30.9235.78
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2.9 0.00 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 398.3 0.31 388.52.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 124.4 0.10 27.3356.32
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23.0 0.02 3,613.9-99.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,551.4 4.34 4,443.024.95
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 51.4 0.04 101.1-49.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 129.2 0.10 138.1-6.40
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 230.5 0.18 100.3129.85
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 138.8 0.11 75.184.86
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 85.0 0.07 58.146.18
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 102.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 262.0 0.21 341.6-23.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,936.4 1.52 2,259.3-14.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,331.4 1.82 623.0274.22
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 15.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13.0 0.01 2.8366.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 28.0 0.02 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 52.6 0.04 103.8-49.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 361.1 0.28 9.33,791.10
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
52 Cotton 779.2 0.61 659.218.22
54 Man-made filaments 27.0 0.02 91.7-70.59
55 Man-made staple fibers 74.4 0.06 133.3-44.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7.9 0.01 15.9-50.70
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 36.7 0.03 27.434.03
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 13.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 55.7 0.04 12.3353.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 133.5 0.10 50.2165.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,132.9 2.45 3,042.82.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 17.2 0.01 73.8-76.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.7 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 304.8 0.24 2,657.1-88.53
69 Ceramic products 25.0 0.02 46.3-46.06
70 Glass and glassware 45.4 0.04 99.5-54.35
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 0.00 214.1-100.00
72 Iron and steel 737.6 0.58 194.4279.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,858.7 3.02 2,338.864.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 29.4 0.02 38.5-23.66
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16.7 0.01 91.2-81.72
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 85.7 0.07 21.6296.19
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 774.9 0.61 218.5254.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 168.5 0.13 724.5-76.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,049.2 21.95 18,156.754.48
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 4,227.9 3.31 4,914.5-13.97
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 1,930.0 1.51 1,083.178.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,154.4 2.47 3,044.73.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 54,244.4 42.45 46,424.716.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,967.8 1.54 876.8124.44
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 12.8-100.00
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 652.5 0.51 1,879.3-65.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 81.3 0.06 128.7-36.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10.3 0.01 48.6-78.73
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.8 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,814.9 1.42 1,163.455.99

US Imports from Mauritania

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 89.16% of US total imports from Mauritania (95.77% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.57% of US total imports from Mauritania (1.57% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.84% of US total imports from Mauritania (0.02% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritania in 2017 over 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 $6,379.0 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,771.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,557.8 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,511.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritania in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $241.0 thousand.
US imports from Mauritania in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,769.5 2.79 258.0585.93
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 493.3 0.78 320.953.72
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 241.0-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10.1 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 56,528.2 89.14 50,149.212.72
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 30.3 0.05 0.0
31 Fertilizers 1,771.4 2.79 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.5 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) 0.4 0.00 1.4-71.77
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 23.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 18.6-98.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.5 0.00 3.4-85.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.4 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 24.2-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6.3 0.01 3.768.46
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 41.8 0.07 57.4-27.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16.7 0.03 55.7-70.00
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 9.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.6 0.01 4.0114.37
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,735.6 4.31 1,177.8132.26
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce