US trade with Mauritania in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 04, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mauritania in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mauritania

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Mauritania totaled $43.7 million, up 4.22% ($1.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Mauritania in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $15.7 million, up 2.68% ($0.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Mauritania in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $28.0 million, up 5.10% ($1.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Mauritania in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $12.3 million, a 8.35% increase ($0.9 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Mauritania was the US 149th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 146th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0044% of US total trade (down from 0.0051% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Mauritania was the US 153rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 146th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0041% of US total exports (down from 0.0044% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Mauritania was the US 117th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 119th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0046% of US total imports (down from 0.0056% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Mauritania

The major share of US exports to Mauritania in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.82% of US total exports to Mauritania (39.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.67% of US total exports to Mauritania (5.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.03% of US total exports to Mauritania (32.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.82% of US total exports to Mauritania (6.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.16% of US total exports to Mauritania (7.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritania in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,594.1 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 $901.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $886.7 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $245.3 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 $150.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $145.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $126.8 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $117.4 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $55.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $48.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritania in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2,804.0 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $670.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $524.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $241.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $222.9 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $200.2 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $69.2 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $62.0 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $58.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $56.3 thousand.
US exports to Mauritania in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,800.3 11.45 4,604.2-60.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 90.3 0.57 313.2-71.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9.0 0.06 78.3-88.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,055.3 6.71 154.0585.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 51.4 0.33 36.540.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 22.1 0.14 27.7-20.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 40.0 0.25 50.9-21.49
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 38.6 0.25 50.1-22.95
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 59.9 0.38 4.11,348.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 77.2 0.49 28.3172.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 354.2 2.25 345.42.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 450.8 2.87 205.6119.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13.0 0.08 2.8366.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.2 0.03 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 16.1 0.10 9.373.83
52 Cotton 110.7 0.70 311.0-64.39
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 36.0-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 62.0-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.5 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6.0 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.6 0.02 6.8-61.49
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 50.0 0.32 7.3583.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 791.3 5.03 645.522.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.8 0.03 15.2-68.68
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 45.2 0.29 715.3-93.68
69 Ceramic products 25.0 0.16 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 4.5 0.03 63.4-92.89
72 Iron and steel 248.3 1.58 130.989.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,254.4 7.98 367.7241.17
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 182.9 1.16 138.532.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15.8 0.10 257.1-93.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,877.7 37.39 3,283.679.00
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 1,172.3 7.46 1,022.014.71
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 120.1 0.76 136.6-12.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 709.2 4.51 1,233.4-42.50
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 306.4 1.95 179.670.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 117.9 0.75 149.0-20.87
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 419.5 2.67 401.74.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 56.3-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7.1 0.05 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 164.5 1.05 120.935.99

US Imports from Mauritania

The major share of US imports from Mauritania in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 86.02% of US total imports from Mauritania (98.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.89% of US total imports from Mauritania (0.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.58% of US total imports from Mauritania (0.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritania in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,728.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,181.0 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $722.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritania in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter 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 $2,285.7 thousand.
US imports from Mauritania in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,238.6 4.42 57.62,050.56
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 131.6 0.47 60.1119.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24,106.0 86.02 26,391.7-8.66
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
31 Fertilizers 722.8 2.58 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 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 17.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11.6 0.04 31.3-62.99
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.9 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,807.5 6.45 78.92,191.50
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce