US trade with Mauritius in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 10, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mauritius in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mauritius

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Mauritius was $87.1 million, down 10.14% ($9.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Mauritius in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $10.7 million, up 46.36% ($3.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Mauritius in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $76.4 million, down 14.76% ($13.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Mauritius in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $65.7 million, a 20.21% decrease ($16.6 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Mauritius was the US 124th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 121st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0088% of US total trade (down from 0.0118% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Mauritius was the US 166th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 171st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0028% of US total exports (up from 0.0021% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Mauritius was the US 102nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 95th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0126% of US total imports (down from 0.0189% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Mauritius

The major share of US exports to Mauritius in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.02% of US total exports to Mauritius (58.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.74% of US total exports to Mauritius (10.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.81% of US total exports to Mauritius (8.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.55% of US total exports to Mauritius (4.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.15% of US total exports to Mauritius (6.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.84% of US total exports to Mauritius (1.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.51% of US total exports to Mauritius (1.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritius in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $1.0 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.7 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 $0.6 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.1 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) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritius in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.3 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 $0.2 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Mauritius in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 324.9 3.03 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.6 0.03 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 377.1 3.51 3.211,611.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 270.6-100.00
10 Cereals 14.9 0.14 4.6225.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8.9 0.08 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17.1 0.16 10.071.09
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 14.3 0.13 12.911.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 28.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3.2 0.03 8.5-62.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10.8 0.10 2.7301.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 164.9 1.54 282.9-41.73
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5.9 0.06 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8.9 0.08 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5.0 0.05 2.876.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 84.9 0.79 41.9102.37
29 Organic chemicals 36.5 0.34 11.0232.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 33.5 0.31 43.3-22.64
31 Fertilizers 18.2 0.17 28.1-35.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 101.1 0.94 22.5348.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 203.3 1.89 143.142.03
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 130.8 1.22 127.92.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.1 0.03 17.7-82.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 90.2 0.84 140.7-35.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 366.3 3.41 135.5170.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 299.6 2.79 22.01,260.38
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 9.0 0.08 7.520.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 542.1 5.05 171.8215.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 53.8 0.50 35.451.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 101.1-100.00
52 Cotton 4.0 0.04 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 4.0 0.04 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 3.7 0.03 12.3-69.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.1 0.04 2.938.83
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 14.6 0.14 12.616.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.9 0.05 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.7 0.03 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10.4 0.10 6.852.85
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.8 0.03 33.2-91.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.6 0.02 2.52.82
70 Glass and glassware 17.3 0.16 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 231.2 2.15 462.5-50.01
72 Iron and steel 11.4 0.11 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 51.2 0.48 55.7-8.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.8 0.03 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.6 0.04 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.9 0.03 2.76.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17.8 0.17 15.812.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,598.4 24.21 1,889.837.50
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 1,177.4 10.97 577.1104.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,027.8 9.58 72.41,319.62
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,099.0 10.24 168.5552.26
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 169.8 1.58 37.8349.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 584.1 5.44 1,554.4-62.42
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 132.6 1.24 43.0208.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 181.7 1.69 249.0-27.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9.6 0.09 17.8-46.17
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 119.2-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 426.4 3.97 302.640.94

US Imports from Mauritius

The major share of US imports from Mauritius in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 59.05% of US total imports from Mauritius (67.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 17.75% of US total imports from Mauritius (12.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.31% of US total imports from Mauritius (13.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.19% of US total imports from Mauritius (4.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritius in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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 $2.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritius in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $16.8 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 $2.4 million.
US imports from Mauritius in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 3,209.3 4.20 2,612.622.84
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 837.5 1.10 593.241.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 122.1-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,386.7 8.36 6,045.55.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,755.7 3.61 2,274.121.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 35.1 0.05 57.5-38.99
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 189.9-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 37.0 0.05 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 305.5 0.40 134.3127.43
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10.4 0.01 18.6-44.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.1 0.00 46.8-95.41
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) 274.9 0.36 257.86.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18.8 0.02 10.973.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 104.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 94.4 0.12 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,135.7 9.34 6,129.016.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 37,921.7 49.63 54,722.4-30.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20.2 0.03 43.1-53.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8.8 0.01 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 31.8 0.04 0.56,276.71
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 63.7 0.08 36.674.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,561.3 17.75 10,970.923.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 105.1 0.14 208.3-49.56
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 107.1 0.14 2,489.2-95.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 87.9 0.12 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,133.7 2.79 1,444.747.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 63.6 0.08 6.2926.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 432.5 0.57 363.119.11
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 19.6 0.03 6.4207.85
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 745.7 0.98 633.517.72
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce