US trade with Mauritius in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 29, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mauritius in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mauritius

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Mauritius was $93.5 million, down 9.61% ($9.9 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Mauritius in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $30.1 million, up 122.28% ($16.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Mauritius in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $63.4 million, down 29.46% ($26.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Mauritius in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $33.3 million, a 56.34% decrease ($43.0 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Mauritius was the US 120th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 112th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0100% of US total trade (down from 0.0118% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Mauritius was the US 133rd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 152nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0081% of US total exports (up from 0.0039% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Mauritius was the US 103rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 93rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0112% of US total imports (down from 0.0170% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Mauritius

The major share of US exports to Mauritius in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 65.79% of US total exports to Mauritius (40.29% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.46% of US total exports to Mauritius (35.70% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.40% of US total exports to Mauritius (0.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.98% of US total exports to Mauritius (6.28% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.92% of US total exports to Mauritius (3.21% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.91% of US total exports to Mauritius (1.79% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.44% of US total exports to Mauritius (4.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritius in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter 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 $14.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritius in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • 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 $0.2 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 $0.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - 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.
US exports to Mauritius in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 93.2 0.31 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9.5 0.03 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 41.6-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 232.8 0.77 126.084.73
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
10 Cereals 22.7 0.08 6.7238.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7.0 0.02 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.0 0.02 2.598.38
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 16.8 0.06 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 32.6-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6.6 0.02 5.813.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3.5 0.01 2.727.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 181.4 0.60 193.9-6.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9.6 0.03 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,769.8 65.76 5,449.8262.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 52.7 0.18 24.7113.40
29 Organic chemicals 14.3 0.05 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 23.9 0.08 46.4-48.44
31 Fertilizers 6.5 0.02 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42.0 0.14 139.0-69.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 183.8 0.61 206.4-10.93
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 88.3 0.29 83.95.24
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 193.2 0.64 120.260.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 277.5 0.92 206.834.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14.3 0.05 18.9-24.45
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 11.8 0.04 14.0-15.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.0 0.03 10.0-19.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 500.6 1.67 154.6223.76
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 66.0 0.22 71.4-7.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.7 0.02 3.3101.02
54 Man-made filaments 4.0 0.01 23.6-83.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11.6 0.04 10.96.58
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11.7 0.04 7.555.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13.4 0.04 7.772.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 139.9 0.47 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.3 0.01 25.9-83.38
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 4.2 0.01 30.9-86.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 433.2 1.44 568.5-23.80
72 Iron and steel 23.9 0.08 2.6820.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,878.3 6.25 57.13,189.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 43.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.0 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 18.8 0.06 14.529.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,600.7 5.32 1,486.27.70
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 1,484.8 4.94 2,604.4-42.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 136.2 0.45 23.6477.14
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 227.8 0.76 161.840.78
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 567.1 1.89 101.0461.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 330.7 1.10 452.0-26.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 59.2 0.20 23.9147.81
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.0 0.03 3.8108.33
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3.6 0.01 21.0-83.04
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 43.8 0.15 214.3-79.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 54.9 0.18 63.7-13.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 32.2-100.00

US Imports from Mauritius

The major share of US imports from Mauritius in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 52.51% of US total imports from Mauritius (57.95% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.02% of US total imports from Mauritius (17.77% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 18.59% of US total imports from Mauritius (19.37% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.66% of US total imports from Mauritius (2.96% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritius in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $0.4 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) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritius in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $18.4 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 $5.6 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.4 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;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Mauritius in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 2,826.6 4.46 2,454.015.18
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 640.1 1.01 552.115.95
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 12.0 0.02 9.131.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 203.9-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,871.3 12.42 11,021.8-28.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,050.1 4.81 1,726.976.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 19.4 0.03 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 176.7 0.28 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.6 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 139.8 0.22 77.081.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6.5 0.01 31.2-79.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 102.0 0.16 172.7-40.96
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6.0 0.01 19.8-69.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.3 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.1 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 56.3 0.09 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,714.8 9.01 6,124.3-6.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27,507.1 43.39 45,938.3-40.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8.9 0.01 13.3-33.11
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.6 0.01 0.31,196.43
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 324.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,784.9 18.59 17,409.1-32.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 113.0 0.18 119.3-5.31
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 355.9 0.56 124.9185.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17.6 0.03 187.3-90.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,833.4 2.89 2,231.7-17.85
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 38.8 0.06 43.2-10.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15.6 0.02 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 561.6 0.89 383.346.51
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.4 0.01 5.5-39.43
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce