US trade with Mauritania in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 17, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mauritania in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mauritania

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Mauritania totaled $74.7 million, up 24.65% ($14.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Mauritania in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $70.0 million, up 18.38% ($10.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Mauritania in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $4.7 million, up 496.53% ($3.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Mauritania in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $65.3 million, a 11.94% increase ($7.0 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Mauritania was the US 137th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 139th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0072% of US total trade (up from 0.0062% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Mauritania was the US 117th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 122nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0172% of US total exports (up from 0.0156% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Mauritania was the US 157th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 186th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Mauritania

The major share of US exports to Mauritania in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 85.92% of US total exports to Mauritania (89.69% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.21% of US total exports to Mauritania (1.27% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.62% of US total exports to Mauritania (5.65% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.91% of US total exports to Mauritania (1.54% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.42% of US total exports to Mauritania (0.49% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritania in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $8,129.3 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 $2,312.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $375.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $338.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $302.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $300.5 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $292.3 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $285.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $280.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritania in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $793.9 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $413.4 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 $291.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $214.6 thousand.
US exports to Mauritania in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,926.2 4.18 3,339.6-12.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3.5 0.00 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2.9 0.00 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 302.0 0.43 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 67.2 0.10 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2.9 0.00 14.2-79.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,312.8 3.30 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 17.1 0.02 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10.7 0.02 15.5-30.59
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 44.9 0.06 13.9223.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 20.1 0.03 14.538.88
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 102.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 62.0 0.09 89.4-30.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 721.7 1.03 346.7108.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 456.6 0.65 171.6166.05
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 22.5-100.00
52 Cotton 261.9 0.37 125.3109.08
55 Man-made staple fibers 27.8 0.04 71.3-60.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18.7 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.6 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 32.2 0.05 20.160.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 988.4 1.41 687.943.68
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.9 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 158.0 0.23 47.6232.02
70 Glass and glassware 19.3 0.03 3.1518.17
72 Iron and steel 87.9 0.13 9.5827.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 535.4 0.76 197.2171.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11.4 0.02 13.9-17.68
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 301.0 0.43 8.73,363.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 57.1 0.08 36.257.79
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,412.8 6.30 5,206.7-15.25
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 893.6 1.28 1,041.5-14.20
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 217.6 0.31 361.3-39.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 837.3 1.20 556.650.42
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 53,666.9 76.65 45,537.617.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 131.5 0.19 346.1-61.99
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 109.0 0.16 400.6-72.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 81.3 0.12 9.7736.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 48.6-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.8 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 205.7 0.29 257.1-19.96

US Imports from Mauritania

The major share of US imports from Mauritania in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 75.19% of US total imports from Mauritania (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.41% of US total imports from Mauritania (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.92% of US total imports from Mauritania (33.58% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total imports from Mauritania (6.10% in the 4th quarter of 2016).
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from Mauritania (3.11% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritania in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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) - an increase of $3,527.5 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $692.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $155.5 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $30.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritania in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $328.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $94.9 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 $39.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $16.8 thousand.
US imports from Mauritania in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 243.3 5.19 87.9176.96
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 81.3 1.73 176.3-53.86
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,527.5 75.19 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 30.3 0.65 0.0
31 Fertilizers 692.2 14.75 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.5 0.01 0.0
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 1.4-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 16.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
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 39.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.7 0.08 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 112.3 2.39 441.0-74.53
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce