US trade (export - import) with Mauritius in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

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

US Trade with Mauritius

In 2013, US trade with Mauritius totaled $389.9 million, up 6.73% ($24.6 million) from 2012.

US exports to Mauritius in 2013 were $42.1 million, down 56.19% ($53.9 million) from 2012.

US imports from Mauritius in 2013 totaled $347.9 million, up 29.15% ($78.5 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Mauritius in 2013 was $305.8 million, a 76.40% increase ($132.4 million) over 2012.

Mauritius was the US 124th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 127th in 2012), accounting for 0.0100% of US total trade (up from 0.0094% in 2012).

Mauritius was the US 168th largest export market in 2013 (down from 150th in 2012), accounting for 0.0027% of US total exports (down from 0.0062% in 2012).

Mauritius was the US 102nd largest supplier in 2013 (up from 104th in 2012), accounting for 0.0150% of US total imports (up from 0.0115% in 2012).

US Exports to Mauritius

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.50% of US total exports to Mauritius (74.25% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.56% of US total exports to Mauritius (4.70% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.49% of US total exports to Mauritius (6.09% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.23% of US total exports to Mauritius (3.04% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.12% of US total exports to Mauritius (5.95% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.05% of US total exports to Mauritius (1.20% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.31% of US total exports to Mauritius (1.13% in 2012).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • 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 $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $47.8 million;
  • 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 $4.4 million;
  • 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 $2.6 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Mauritius 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
(%)
01 Live animals 8.1 0.02 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 406.1 0.97 430.5-5.66
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,794.7 6.65 2,409.016.01
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 728.1 1.73 421.872.61
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,109.6 2.64 483.2129.62
10 Cereals 26.2 0.06 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24.7 0.06 11.8108.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 198.9 0.47 29.6572.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 37.9-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12.1 0.03 3.3262.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19.4 0.05 35.3-44.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 742.0 1.76 595.624.57
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 51.1 0.12 23.4118.15
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 15.2-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 25.8 0.06 62.5-58.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5.4 0.01 76.6-92.90
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 157.3 0.37 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 63.3 0.15 124.8-49.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 341.6 0.81 354.3-3.58
31 Fertilizers 66.4 0.16 59.311.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 680.6 1.62 557.022.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 797.3 1.90 550.944.72
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 204.1 0.49 266.8-23.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12.0 0.03 48.5-75.29
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 36.3 0.09 70.9-48.77
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 369.2 0.88 415.2-11.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,729.4 6.49 2,968.7-8.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 216.3 0.51 432.8-50.02
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 14.8 0.04 29.0-48.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.7 0.02 5.735.59
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,104.2 2.63 1,353.8-18.44
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 423.5 1.01 467.8-9.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 210.8 0.50 411.8-48.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 883.2 2.10 681.429.61
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 5.9 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 75.3 0.18 159.0-52.62
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 11.7 0.03 7.164.21
54 Man-made filaments 25.9 0.06 9.8165.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 87.0 0.21 41.0112.22
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 159.5 0.38 234.7-32.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 25.1-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 44.9 0.11 73.0-38.54
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 46.9 0.11 93.4-49.76
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.7 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 83.1 0.20 81.12.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 54.9 0.13 124.5-55.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 336.1 0.80 227.148.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.0 0.01 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12.1 0.03 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 21.4 0.05 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 25.7-100.00
69 Ceramic products 183.8 0.44 70.0162.51
70 Glass and glassware 58.9 0.14 29.699.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,310.5 3.12 5,714.3-77.07
72 Iron and steel 96.9 0.23 377.0-74.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 482.8 1.15 620.6-22.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 46.2 0.11 44.73.28
80 Tin and articles thereof 13.8 0.03 3.7269.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 584.6 1.39 99.3488.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 57.5 0.14 3.61,507.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,226.2 29.07 11,995.11.93
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 2,709.9 6.44 5,274.6-48.62
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 7.7 0.02 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,010.7 2.40 833.821.22
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,783.7 4.24 49,615.7-96.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 506.6 1.20 608.3-16.72
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,573.7 6.12 2,946.1-12.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 18.3 0.04 524.4-96.52
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 40.2 0.10 25.657.08
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 88.4 0.21 42.0110.25
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 406.8 0.97 344.917.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 390.6 0.93 280.839.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 261.0 0.62 98.3165.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 21.6 0.05 35.1-38.32
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,730.5 4.11 1,846.7-6.29

US Imports from Mauritius

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 56.76% of US total imports from Mauritius (62.77% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 20.32% of US total imports from Mauritius (11.08% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.66% of US total imports from Mauritius (20.44% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.34% of US total imports from Mauritius (3.49% in 2012).

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

  • 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) - an increase of $40.9 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $26.5 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $14.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • 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 $1.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $1.5 million.

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $5.0 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $2.8 million.
US imports from Mauritius 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
(%)
01 Live animals 8,101.2 2.33 10,891.3-25.62
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,072.5 0.31 1,719.5-37.63
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14.4 0.00 9.060.40
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 22.8 0.01 6.2270.94
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 11.0-100.00
10 Cereals 490.4 0.14 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 44,528.9 12.80 30,338.446.77
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,992.7 2.01 11,979.5-41.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 208.7 0.06 94.3121.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 8.5 0.00 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 29.9 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 41.3 0.01 20.0107.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 455.0-99.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,741.3 0.79 2,516.08.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 129.7 0.04 147.3-11.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 29.1 0.01 34.7-16.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 27.9-100.00
52 Cotton 57.5 0.02 128.7-55.32
54 Man-made filaments 4.2 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.8 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20,321.5 5.84 18,326.410.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 176,712.2 50.80 150,208.117.64
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 311.0 0.09 367.5-15.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.4 0.00 44.5-99.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 47.2 0.01 9.8383.54
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 70,704.3 20.32 29,833.9136.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 50.1 0.01 29.172.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19.8 0.01 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15.6 0.00 12.228.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 446.6 0.13 768.5-41.89
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 2,131.1 0.61 553.9284.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,336.7 0.38 448.1198.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,703.1 2.21 7,626.41.01
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 74.1 0.02 13.8438.64
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 68.5 0.02 34.2100.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 106.3 0.03 106.4-0.08
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,833.1 0.53 338.8441.04
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.5 0.00 11.8-78.65
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,504.8 0.43 2,206.7-31.81
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce