US trade with Mauritius in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 07, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mauritius in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mauritius

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Mauritius was $97.1 million, down 21.61% ($26.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Mauritius in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $11.3 million, down 69.03% ($25.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Mauritius in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $85.8 million, down 1.75% ($1.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Mauritius in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $74.5 million, a 46.76% increase ($23.7 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Mauritius was the US 125th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 114th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0093% of US total trade (down from 0.0129% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Mauritius was the US 166th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 134th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0028% of US total exports (down from 0.0097% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Mauritius was the US 101st largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 93rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0135% of US total imports (down from 0.0150% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Mauritius

The major share of US exports to Mauritius in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.25% of US total exports to Mauritius (88.08% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.02% of US total exports to Mauritius (2.34% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.59% of US total exports to Mauritius (2.11% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.35% of US total exports to Mauritius (1.93% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.19% of US total exports to Mauritius (2.27% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.63% of US total exports to Mauritius (0.38% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.31% of US total exports to Mauritius (0.39% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mauritius in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.8 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) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - 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;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Mauritius in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $27.3 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 $0.6 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Mauritius in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 202.8 1.79 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6.5 0.06 25.3-74.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 250.4-100.00
10 Cereals 7.0 0.06 34.4-79.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 30.4 0.27 9.8209.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10.6 0.09 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 62.7 0.55 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 536.7 4.74 268.3100.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2.9 0.03 126.6-97.71
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12.5 0.11 14.6-14.69
29 Organic chemicals 57.1 0.50 8.6565.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 120.6 1.06 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 37.6 0.33 81.2-53.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 231.5 2.04 241.7-4.19
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 60.4 0.53 99.4-39.24
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6.6 0.06 15.6-57.81
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 66.9 0.59 72.7-8.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 633.8 5.59 320.697.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22.1 0.20 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 28.7 0.25 7.0310.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13.1 0.12 5.9121.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 532.5 4.70 661.3-19.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 52.5 0.46 36.942.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.2 0.19 7.0201.31
52 Cotton 7.5 0.07 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 69.0 0.61 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15.5 0.14 9.267.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9.8 0.09 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 29.3 0.26 5.9396.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 23.4 0.21 13.869.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 17.3 0.15 24.9-30.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.6 0.08 68.0-85.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.8 0.02 0.0
69 Ceramic products 3.4 0.03 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 7.6 0.07 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 248.6 2.19 831.4-70.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 102.9 0.91 95.77.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21.8 0.19 17.623.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 23.6 0.21 26.5-10.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,669.4 23.56 1,840.145.07
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 1,650.5 14.57 830.598.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 585.7 5.17 537.98.87
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 551.2 4.87 27,890.9-98.02
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 71.5 0.63 51.239.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,524.4 13.45 1,075.241.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 24.7 0.22 66.5-62.86
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.2 0.03 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 99.6 0.88 17.8459.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 279.5 2.47 489.7-42.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20.2 0.18 3.0567.79
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13.9 0.12 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 487.7 4.30 329.048.26

US Imports from Mauritius

The major share of US imports from Mauritius in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 45.73% of US total imports from Mauritius (58.32% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 25.85% of US total imports from Mauritius (16.70% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.59% of US total imports from Mauritius (20.69% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.48% of US total imports from Mauritius (2.68% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mauritius in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $7.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Mauritius in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $11.0 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US imports from Mauritius in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 2,408.8 2.81 2,434.4-1.05
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,363.7 1.59 580.8134.82
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 24.8-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 10,921.4 12.73 12,101.1-9.75
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,804.2 4.43 2,731.639.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 29.8 0.03 22.930.10
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 173.8-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 40.4 0.05 3.61,008.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 331.6 0.39 209.058.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6.5 0.01 6.32.68
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 49.6 0.06 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.0 0.00 2.9-65.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 436.1 0.51 176.5147.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 93.6 0.11 11.4719.10
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3.1 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,144.0 7.16 6,781.6-9.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33,081.2 38.55 44,117.2-25.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12.2 0.01 19.6-37.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.7 0.00 20.8-91.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 97.0 0.11 59.463.20
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 22,185.9 25.85 14,587.152.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8.1 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 145.7 0.17 124.217.30
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 255.5 0.30 472.7-45.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 102.3 0.12 126.6-19.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,486.1 2.90 1,616.753.77
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5.4 0.01 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 4.5 0.01 22.5-80.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8.0 0.01 41.4-80.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 232.1 0.27 422.2-45.03
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.7 0.03 4.5468.70
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,526.9 1.78 438.7248.05
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce