US trade with Mauritania in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 17, 2018

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

US Trade with Mauritania

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Mauritania totaled $116.5 million, up 7.13% ($7.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Mauritania in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $57.8 million, up 1.06% ($0.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Mauritania in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $58.7 million, up 13.85% ($7.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Mauritania went from a surplus of $5.6 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a deficit of $1.0 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Mauritania was the US 149th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 150th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total trade (down from 0.0041% in the first nine months of 2016).

Mauritania was the US 149th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 146th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0051% of US total exports (down from 0.0054% in the first nine months of 2016).

Mauritania was the US 129th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 130th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0033% of US total imports (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Mauritania

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.84% of US total exports to Mauritania (37.53% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.24% of US total exports to Mauritania (13.13% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.73% of US total exports to Mauritania (21.68% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.10% of US total exports to Mauritania (5.88% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.09% of US total exports to Mauritania (5.66% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.13% of US total exports to Mauritania (6.34% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,686.4 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,423.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,305.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,181.7 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 $990.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $702.7 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $464.8 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $351.9 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $264.1 thousand.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $4,912.7 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3,579.5 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $2,462.6 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $1,204.4 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 $935.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $697.9 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 $576.9 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 $538.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $309.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $292.1 thousand;
  • 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) - a decrease of $214.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $210.4 thousand.
US exports to Mauritania in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,641.4 9.77 10,554.1-46.55
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 618.2-100.00
10 Cereals 724.0 1.25 675.17.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 212.3 0.37 120.875.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 100.2 0.17 30.9224.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 96.3 0.17 388.5-75.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 57.2 0.10 27.3109.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20.1 0.03 3,599.6-99.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,238.6 5.61 4,443.0-27.11
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 51.4 0.09 101.1-49.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 112.2 0.19 138.1-18.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 219.8 0.38 84.8159.07
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 93.9 0.16 61.253.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 64.9 0.11 43.748.60
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 200.0 0.35 252.2-20.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,214.7 2.10 1,912.6-36.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,874.7 3.25 451.4315.35
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13.0 0.02 2.8366.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 28.0 0.05 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 52.6 0.09 81.3-35.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 361.1 0.63 9.33,791.10
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
52 Cotton 517.3 0.90 533.9-3.10
54 Man-made filaments 27.0 0.05 91.7-70.59
55 Man-made staple fibers 46.6 0.08 62.0-24.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7.9 0.01 15.9-50.70
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 18.0 0.03 27.4-34.22
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 13.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 53.1 0.09 12.3331.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 101.3 0.18 30.1236.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,144.5 3.71 2,354.9-8.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 17.2 0.03 73.8-76.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.8 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 146.9 0.25 2,609.5-94.37
69 Ceramic products 25.0 0.04 46.3-46.06
70 Glass and glassware 26.1 0.05 96.4-72.89
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 649.7 1.12 184.9251.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,323.3 5.75 2,141.655.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 29.4 0.05 27.08.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16.7 0.03 91.2-81.72
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 74.3 0.13 7.7858.79
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 473.8 0.82 209.8125.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 111.5 0.19 688.4-83.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,636.4 40.92 12,950.082.52
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 3,334.3 5.77 3,873.1-13.91
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 1,712.4 2.96 721.7137.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,317.1 4.01 2,488.1-6.87
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 577.5 1.00 887.1-34.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,836.3 3.18 530.7246.03
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 543.5 0.94 1,478.6-63.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 118.9-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10.3 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,609.1 2.79 906.477.53

US Imports from Mauritania

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 90.27% of US total imports from Mauritania (97.23% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.30% of US total imports from Mauritania (1.08% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.84% of US total imports from Mauritania (0.02% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritania in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $2,851.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,886.4 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,356.1 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,079.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $267.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritania in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,526.2 2.60 170.1797.12
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 411.9 0.70 144.6184.81
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 53,000.7 90.26 50,149.25.69
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 1,079.2 1.84 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 16.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 1.8-83.88
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
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 17.8134.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16.7 0.03 47.2-64.63
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 4.9 0.01 4.021.41
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,623.2 4.47 736.8256.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce