US trade (export - import) with Mauritius in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mauritius in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mauritius

In 2014, US trade with Mauritius totaled $446.6 million, up 14.52% ($56.6 million) from 2013.

US exports to Mauritius in 2014 were $35.2 million, down 16.25% ($6.8 million) from 2013.

US imports from Mauritius in 2014 totaled $411.3 million, up 18.24% ($63.5 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Mauritius in 2014 was $376.1 million, a 22.99% increase ($70.3 million) over 2013.

Mauritius was the US 123rd largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 124th in 2013), accounting for 0.0111% of US total trade (up from 0.0100% in 2013).

Mauritius was the US 174th largest export market in 2014 (down from 168th in 2013), accounting for 0.0022% of US total exports (down from 0.0027% in 2013).

Mauritius was the US 95th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 102nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0171% of US total imports (up from 0.0150% in 2013).

US Exports to Mauritius

The major share of US exports to Mauritius in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 54.63% of US total exports to Mauritius (49.50% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.35% of US total exports to Mauritius (13.49% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.35% of US total exports to Mauritius (14.56% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.02% of US total exports to Mauritius (6.23% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.59% of US total exports to Mauritius (3.12% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.56% of US total exports to Mauritius (3.05% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.39% of US total exports to Mauritius (2.31% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritius in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $1.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.6 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) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritius in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • 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 $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Mauritius in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 406.1-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,087.5 3.09 2,794.7-61.09
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.7 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 22.8 0.06 728.1-96.87
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 960.6 2.73 1,109.6-13.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 57.3 0.16 0.0
10 Cereals 44.4 0.13 26.269.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.0 0.01 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13.7 0.04 24.7-44.35
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15.9 0.05 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 22.6 0.06 198.9-88.62
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8.6 0.02 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6.0 0.02 12.1-50.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 41.7 0.12 19.4114.45
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 902.5 2.56 742.021.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 69.4 0.20 51.135.67
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 29.0 0.08 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 15.4 0.04 25.8-40.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 64.8 0.18 5.41,090.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12.4 0.04 157.3-92.14
29 Organic chemicals 181.5 0.52 63.3186.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 311.9 0.89 341.6-8.69
31 Fertilizers 49.9 0.14 66.4-24.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 559.5 1.59 680.6-17.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 791.8 2.25 797.3-0.70
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 192.6 0.55 204.1-5.59
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15.1 0.04 12.026.31
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4.8 0.01 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 40.9 0.12 36.312.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 581.2 1.65 369.257.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 960.7 2.73 2,729.4-64.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 294.7 0.84 216.336.23
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 29.2 0.08 14.896.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21.3 0.06 7.7175.70
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,671.9 4.75 1,104.251.42
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 305.9 0.87 423.5-27.75
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 201.8 0.57 210.8-4.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 646.4 1.84 883.2-26.81
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 11.0 0.03 5.986.65
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 75.3-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 8.5 0.02 25.9-67.30
55 Man-made staple fibers 114.4 0.32 87.031.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 63.0 0.18 159.5-60.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.5 0.01 44.9-92.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 45.3 0.13 46.9-3.57
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.3 0.01 2.719.37
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 88.3 0.25 83.16.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 106.4 0.30 54.993.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 29.0 0.08 336.1-91.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8.5 0.02 6.042.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9.0 0.03 12.1-25.59
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 21.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.9 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 16.7 0.05 183.8-90.91
70 Glass and glassware 40.7 0.12 58.9-30.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,616.0 4.59 1,310.523.31
72 Iron and steel 152.8 0.43 96.957.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 276.0 0.78 482.8-42.83
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 181.8 0.52 46.2293.59
80 Tin and articles thereof 11.2 0.03 13.8-19.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 136.7 0.39 584.6-76.61
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 142.9 0.41 57.5148.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,041.7 25.67 12,226.2-26.05
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 4,360.2 12.38 2,709.960.90
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 31.5 0.09 7.7306.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 689.9 1.96 1,010.7-31.74
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,464.1 4.16 1,783.7-17.92
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 265.3 0.75 506.6-47.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,386.3 9.61 2,573.731.57
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7.3 0.02 18.3-60.03
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 67.4 0.19 40.267.82
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 23.7 0.07 88.4-73.16
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 411.9 1.17 406.81.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 383.2 1.09 390.6-1.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 240.4 0.68 261.0-7.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 57.5 0.16 21.6165.63
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,476.0 4.19 1,730.5-14.70

US Imports from Mauritius

The major share of US imports from Mauritius in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 56.11% of US total imports from Mauritius (56.76% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 24.16% of US total imports from Mauritius (20.32% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.06% of US total imports from Mauritius (17.66% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.95% of US total imports from Mauritius (3.34% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritius in 2014 over 2013 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 $28.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $26.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $6.4 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.9 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 $1.3 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritius in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $4.7 million.
US imports from Mauritius in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 11,558.6 2.81 8,101.242.68
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,990.5 0.73 1,072.5178.85
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 14.4-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 21.4 0.01 22.8-6.28
10 Cereals 1,490.1 0.36 490.4203.86
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 43,573.0 10.59 44,528.9-2.15
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,299.3 0.56 6,992.7-67.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12.5 0.00 208.7-94.01
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,279.5 0.31 29.94,176.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7.5 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2.4 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 87.2 0.02 41.3110.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 34.1 0.01 0.47,674.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,689.7 0.41 2,741.3-38.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 100.7 0.02 129.7-22.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 34.6 0.01 29.118.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 31.0 0.01 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 23.1 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 300.7 0.07 57.5423.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.7 0.00 0.8129.33
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 26,770.1 6.51 20,321.531.73
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 203,520.2 49.48 176,712.215.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 76.5 0.02 311.0-75.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.4 0.00 0.41,672.45
65 Headgear and parts thereof 89.3 0.02 47.289.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 27.7 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 5.0 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 3.2 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 99,360.5 24.16 70,704.340.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 50.1-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8.9 0.00 19.8-55.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 900.0 0.22 446.6101.54
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 3,393.0 0.82 2,131.159.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 942.2 0.23 1,336.7-29.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,889.2 1.67 7,703.1-10.57
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 74.1-100.00
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 124.0 0.03 68.581.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 52.3 0.01 106.3-50.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,403.1 0.34 1,833.1-23.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 38.0 0.01 2.51,410.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,187.5 0.53 1,504.845.37
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce