US trade (export - import) with Mauritius in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mauritius in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mauritius

In 2015, US trade with Mauritius totaled $463.7 million, up 3.84% ($17.2 million) from 2014.

US exports to Mauritius in 2015 totaled $58.5 million, up 66.00% ($23.2 million) from 2014.

US imports from Mauritius in 2015 were $405.2 million, down 1.48% ($6.1 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Mauritius in 2015 was $346.8 million, a 7.80% decrease ($29.3 million) over 2014.

Mauritius was the US 116th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 123rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0122% of US total trade (up from 0.0111% in 2014).

Mauritius was the US 156th largest export market in 2015 (up from 174th in 2014), accounting for 0.0039% of US total exports (up from 0.0022% in 2014).

Mauritius was the US 92nd largest supplier in 2015 (up from 95th in 2014), accounting for 0.0176% of US total imports (up from 0.0171% in 2014).

US Exports to Mauritius

The major share of US exports to Mauritius in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 41.39% of US total exports to Mauritius (0.23% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.76% of US total exports to Mauritius (54.63% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.74% of US total exports to Mauritius (11.35% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.80% of US total exports to Mauritius (4.59% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.26% of US total exports to Mauritius (9.35% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.66% of US total exports to Mauritius (8.02% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.69% of US total exports to Mauritius (2.56% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.66% of US total exports to Mauritius (1.39% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritius in 2015 over 2014 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 $24.1 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 $1.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.3 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 $0.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritius in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Mauritius in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3.1 0.01 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 419.9 0.72 1,087.5-61.39
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 28.4 0.05 22.824.53
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 33.8 0.06 960.6-96.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 86.0 0.15 57.350.22
10 Cereals 158.3 0.27 44.4256.32
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 31.1 0.05 5.0518.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 340.5 0.58 13.72,382.39
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 42.7 0.07 15.9168.47
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 39.1 0.07 22.672.56
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 25.4 0.04 8.6195.39
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8.2 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13.0 0.02 6.0116.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 524.2 0.90 41.71,158.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,280.0 2.19 902.541.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 27.7 0.05 69.4-60.13
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11.5 0.02 29.0-60.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 68.8 0.12 15.4346.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24,128.4 41.27 64.837,147.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 91.9 0.16 12.4643.64
29 Organic chemicals 118.7 0.20 181.5-34.58
30 Pharmaceutical products 221.1 0.38 311.9-29.11
31 Fertilizers 60.6 0.10 49.921.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 270.6 0.46 559.5-51.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 830.3 1.42 791.84.87
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 254.4 0.44 192.632.08
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11.8 0.02 15.1-21.94
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.5 0.01 4.8-26.20
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 40.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 527.5 0.90 581.2-9.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,076.1 1.84 960.712.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 473.0 0.81 294.760.52
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 9.6 0.02 29.2-67.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15.7 0.03 21.3-26.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,173.6 2.01 1,671.9-29.80
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 305.9-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 281.3 0.48 201.839.41
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 101.0 0.17 646.4-84.37
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 11.0-100.00
52 Cotton 4.6 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 40.8 0.07 8.5381.52
55 Man-made staple fibers 46.8 0.08 114.4-59.07
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 51.3 0.09 63.0-18.51
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 50.1 0.09 45.310.73
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6.9 0.01 3.3111.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 22.3 0.04 88.3-74.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 67.2 0.11 106.4-36.84
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 46.8 0.08 29.061.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 41.5 0.07 8.5389.98
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.0 0.01 9.0-10.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8.6 0.01 2.9194.82
69 Ceramic products 4.2 0.01 16.7-74.75
70 Glass and glassware 25.4 0.04 40.7-37.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,388.6 5.80 1,616.0109.69
72 Iron and steel 84.5 0.14 152.8-44.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 605.7 1.04 276.0119.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.4 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 103.5 0.18 181.8-43.09
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20.2 0.03 136.7-85.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 170.3 0.29 142.919.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,757.8 11.56 9,041.7-25.26
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 4,581.7 7.84 4,360.25.08
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 47.1 0.08 31.549.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,425.9 2.44 689.9106.69
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 568.9 0.97 1,464.1-61.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 706.4 1.21 265.3166.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,144.5 3.67 3,386.3-36.67
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 80.5 0.14 7.31,002.94
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14.5 0.02 67.4-78.53
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 14.8 0.03 23.7-37.71
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 456.6 0.78 411.910.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 426.5 0.73 383.211.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 210.9 0.36 240.4-12.24
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 199.6 0.34 57.5247.29
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,235.4 5.53 1,476.0119.20

US Imports from Mauritius

The major share of US imports from Mauritius in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 54.73% of US total imports from Mauritius (56.11% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 26.01% of US total imports from Mauritius (24.16% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.07% of US total imports from Mauritius (15.06% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.17% of US total imports from Mauritius (2.95% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritius in 2015 over 2014 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 $6.0 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $3.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritius in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $5.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $2.8 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 $2.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.5 million.
US imports from Mauritius in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 10,949.2 2.70 11,558.6-5.27
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,264.2 0.81 2,990.59.15
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 14.2 0.00 21.4-33.51
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 546.2 0.13 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 1,490.1-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 40,806.2 10.07 43,573.0-6.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,327.0 1.31 2,299.3131.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 18.6 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 102.5 0.03 12.5719.54
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 44.8 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 931.6 0.23 1,279.5-27.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9.3 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3.9 0.00 2.464.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 96.4 0.02 87.210.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 292.7 0.07 34.1757.74
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.3 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,786.5 0.44 1,689.75.73
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 7.3 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 269.5 0.07 100.7167.55
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7.8 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8.9 0.00 34.6-74.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8.0 0.00 31.0-74.10
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 15.6 0.00 23.1-32.43
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 300.7-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.3 0.00 1.7-82.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 21,436.3 5.29 26,770.1-19.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 200,204.2 49.40 203,520.2-1.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 101.3 0.03 76.532.55
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.5 0.00 6.4-61.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 46.0 0.01 89.3-48.51
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 323.0 0.08 27.71,068.06
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 105,391.2 26.01 99,360.56.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 83.7 0.02 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 19.6 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.2 0.00 8.9-52.21
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 328.1 0.08 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11.0 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 439.8 0.11 900.0-51.13
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 1,201.5 0.30 3,393.0-64.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 270.9 0.07 942.2-71.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,891.5 1.70 6,889.20.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.5 0.00 0.0
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 90.4 0.02 124.0-27.12
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 51.5 0.01 52.3-1.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,307.4 0.57 1,403.164.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 81.7 0.02 38.0114.95
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,443.0 0.36 2,187.5-34.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce