US trade (export - import) with Mauritius in 2017

Published or Updated: May 07, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mauritius in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mauritius

In 2017, US trade with Mauritius was $358.3 million, down 17.36% ($75.3 million) from 2016.

US exports to Mauritius in 2017 were $63.3 million, down 27.20% ($23.7 million) from 2016.

US imports from Mauritius in 2017 were $295.0 million, down 14.89% ($51.6 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Mauritius in 2017 was $231.7 million, a 10.77% decrease ($28.0 million) over 2016.

Mauritius was the US 125th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 116th in 2016), accounting for 0.0091% of US total trade (down from 0.0117% in 2016).

Mauritius was the US 158th largest export market in 2017 (down from 143rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0041% of US total exports (down from 0.0060% in 2016).

Mauritius was the US 104th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 95th in 2016), accounting for 0.0122% of US total imports (down from 0.0154% in 2016).

US Exports to Mauritius

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.06% of US total exports to Mauritius (61.31% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 31.27% of US total exports to Mauritius (21.64% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.43% of US total exports to Mauritius (4.12% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.86% of US total exports to Mauritius (2.97% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.53% of US total exports to Mauritius (0.49% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.42% of US total exports to Mauritius (2.07% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.01% of US total exports to Mauritius (2.61% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritius in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritius in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $33.0 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 $1.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Mauritius in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 926.9 1.46 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 36.5 0.06 25.343.94
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13.1 0.02 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3.2 0.01 54.6-94.14
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 635.6 1.00 506.825.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 520.6-100.00
10 Cereals 90.6 0.14 48.586.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 15.9 0.03 14.59.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 35.7 0.06 48.4-26.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 22.8 0.04 40.6-43.94
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 47.2 0.07 22.3111.74
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10.6 0.02 32.6-67.55
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 62.7 0.10 28.0123.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9.7 0.02 23.7-58.95
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19.7 0.03 134.4-85.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,127.9 1.78 944.719.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2.9 0.00 130.7-97.78
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 14.0 0.02 11.027.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18.4 0.03 13.339.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,777.8 31.24 18,802.85.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 172.5 0.27 83.8105.80
29 Organic chemicals 168.3 0.27 35.5373.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 214.3 0.34 137.855.49
31 Fertilizers 28.8 0.05 74.7-61.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 288.1 0.46 346.0-16.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 862.1 1.36 774.511.31
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 348.2 0.55 443.5-21.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.1 0.00 86.0-96.38
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6.6 0.01 26.9-75.55
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 495.0 0.78 530.1-6.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,739.4 2.75 906.091.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 377.5 0.60 140.8168.08
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 57.2 0.09 32.377.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 24.8 0.04 19.229.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,894.2 2.99 1,505.425.83
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 242.0 0.38 153.957.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 31.2 0.05 126.8-75.38
52 Cotton 14.1 0.02 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 11.2 0.02 34.4-67.48
55 Man-made staple fibers 72.7 0.11 16.9331.65
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 48.9 0.08 55.7-12.25
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 24.9 0.04 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.1 0.01 18.0-77.47
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 70.6 0.11 67.44.77
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 41.7 0.07 25.067.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 172.9 0.27 24.9594.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 33.2 0.05 109.1-69.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22.4 0.04 39.9-43.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.4 0.01 9.8-45.01
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.6 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 3.4 0.01 4.0-16.94
70 Glass and glassware 1,473.2 2.33 77.01,812.97
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,270.1 2.01 2,273.8-44.14
72 Iron and steel 35.3 0.06 7.7359.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,050.4 3.24 218.2839.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.8 0.00 2.67.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.6 0.01 2.860.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21.8 0.03 73.6-70.38
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 40.5 0.06 55.4-26.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 79.1 0.12 62.227.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,943.2 14.13 7,492.419.36
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 5,495.4 8.68 5,307.03.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,034.4 4.79 760.0299.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,937.3 4.64 35,948.0-91.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 890.8 1.41 189.9369.08
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,797.2 4.42 3,621.6-22.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 87.1 0.14 90.4-3.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11.2 0.02 19.2-41.83
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 21.5 0.03 36.4-40.88
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 337.3 0.53 286.617.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 835.8 1.32 887.8-5.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29.8 0.05 118.1-74.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 52.6 0.08 119.2-55.85
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,504.5 3.96 2,070.520.96

US Imports from Mauritius

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 51.46% of US total imports from Mauritius (58.69% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.70% of US total imports from Mauritius (18.68% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 20.45% of US total imports from Mauritius (17.60% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.59% of US total imports from Mauritius (3.23% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritius in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritius in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $52.8 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $6.5 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 $2.0 million.
US imports from Mauritius in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 11,534.4 3.91 10,843.86.37
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,031.3 1.37 2,270.677.55
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 16.1 0.01 13.519.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 821.0 0.28 700.317.24
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 336.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9.9 0.00 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 35,067.7 11.89 41,527.7-15.56
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 12,059.4 4.09 8,563.040.83
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 204.8 0.07 123.965.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 268.7 0.09 363.7-26.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14.5 0.00 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 82.0 0.03 3.62,151.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,113.0 0.38 491.8126.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 29.4 0.01 25.017.71
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 49.6 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 66.3 0.02 89.6-25.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 92.8-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,004.1 0.34 813.323.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 255.3 0.09 83.4206.10
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.3 0.00 107.1-94.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 265.1 0.09 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 109.1 0.04 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,191.2 8.54 24,144.64.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 126,327.2 42.83 179,167.8-29.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 50.6 0.02 106.3-52.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 73.3 0.02 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 54.9 0.02 21.6154.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 222.6 0.08 466.3-52.26
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 60,314.6 20.45 60,998.0-1.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.5 0.00 13.2-65.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8.1 0.00 4.389.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 642.6 0.22 592.88.41
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 1,138.5 0.39 3,141.4-63.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 368.7 0.12 423.0-12.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,428.2 2.86 7,049.219.56
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5.4 0.00 10.1-46.66
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 43.2 0.01 99.3-56.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 119.2 0.04 47.5150.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,608.9 0.55 1,599.30.60
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 58.8 0.02 29.996.55
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,312.7 1.12 2,223.149.01
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce