US trade with Morocco in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 15, 2018

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

US Trade with Morocco

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Morocco was $738.8 million, down 21.17% ($198.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Morocco in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $326.8 million, down 49.60% ($321.5 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Morocco in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $412.1 million, up 42.61% ($123.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Morocco went from a surplus of $359.4 million in the 3rd quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $85.3 million in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Morocco was the US 71st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 65th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0749% of US total trade (down from 0.1143% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Morocco was the US 71st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 52nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0857% of US total exports (down from 0.1871% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Morocco was the US 67th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 72nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0680% of US total imports (up from 0.0610% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Morocco

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 39.29% of US total exports to Morocco (17.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.14% of US total exports to Morocco (52.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.25% of US total exports to Morocco (7.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.48% of US total exports to Morocco (18.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.50% of US total exports to Morocco (1.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.34% of US total exports to Morocco (1.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.21% of US total exports to Morocco (0.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Morocco in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $14.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $11.4 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 $6.6 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 $5.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $4.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $1.0 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $238.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $60.4 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $25.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $16.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $14.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $13.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1.6 million.
US exports to Morocco 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
(%)
01 Live animals 255.4 0.08 297.1-14.02
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 344.5 0.11 527.0-34.63
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,959.1 0.91 697.5324.22
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34.6 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,014.7 0.31 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 90.0 0.03 43.5106.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,152.5 0.35 480.7139.76
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.7 0.00 3.7110.83
10 Cereals 68.9 0.02 60,428.5-99.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,206.8 0.37 16,107.0-92.51
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7.3 0.00 1,646.9-99.56
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 90.7 0.03 79.913.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 337.4 0.10 109.8207.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 28.9 0.01 137.1-78.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 215.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,854.6 0.57 533.7247.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 743.6 0.23 868.9-14.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 10,968.6 3.36 36,358.1-69.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,215.6 2.51 6,186.432.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 120,163.4 36.77 105,368.614.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20,525.9 6.28 15,304.234.12
29 Organic chemicals 5,946.7 1.82 1,353.8339.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,985.1 0.91 5,689.5-47.53
31 Fertilizers 79.5 0.02 20.8282.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 821.5 0.25 750.69.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 537.0 0.16 396.335.51
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 477.9 0.15 159.5199.54
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 282.5 0.09 549.1-48.56
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.4 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 9.3 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,898.9 0.89 16,341.4-82.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,431.0 3.50 7,363.455.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 557.4 0.17 916.7-39.20
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6.9 0.00 40.9-83.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 51.7 0.02 15.1243.02
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,314.7 0.40 877.649.80
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 979.2 0.30 2,658.1-63.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,943.3 2.74 8,262.88.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 199.6 0.06 502.7-60.30
52 Cotton 9,142.7 2.80 8,575.96.61
55 Man-made staple fibers 810.8 0.25 16.64,790.78
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 56.1 0.02 85.3-34.26
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 24.1 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7.1 0.00 11.2-37.16
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 173.9 0.05 114.851.56
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 45.7 0.01 7.2538.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 36.7 0.01 2.81,218.28
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 130.3 0.04 72.280.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 463.5 0.14 90.7410.98
65 Headgear and parts thereof 24.4 0.01 31.6-22.73
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 199.6 0.06 49.1306.57
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 25.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 88.2 0.03 4.12,029.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 61.9 0.02 29.6109.08
72 Iron and steel 2.7 0.00 605.8-99.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,015.9 0.31 790.328.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,071.6 0.33 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 47.3 0.01 108.0-56.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,017.9 0.31 892.614.04
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25.7 0.01 3.8577.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 97.3 0.03 318.2-69.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 672.6 0.21 943.1-28.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,264.4 7.43 12,819.989.27
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 21,061.1 6.45 14,472.345.53
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 332.9 0.10 6.84,761.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,350.1 2.86 25,935.8-63.95
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 31,465.9 9.63 269,714.4-88.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 223.6 0.07 129.372.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,531.5 2.61 15,025.2-43.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5.3 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 164.6 0.05 18.0814.98
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 696.0 0.21 739.7-5.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 440.9 0.13 475.2-7.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 54.4 0.02 10.6414.09
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 57.6 0.02 27.7107.86
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,304.1 2.24 4,834.151.10

US Imports from Morocco

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 54.90% of US total imports from Morocco (48.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.19% of US total imports from Morocco (13.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.71% of US total imports from Morocco (13.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.85% of US total imports from Morocco (13.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.71% of US total imports from Morocco (5.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.24% of US total imports from Morocco (0.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Morocco in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $89.5 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $20.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $8.9 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Morocco in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $2.2 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 $1.8 million.
US imports from Morocco 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 529.8 0.13 523.41.23
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 334.7 0.08 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 150.7 0.04 13.61,012.21
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 183.0 0.04 342.9-46.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,509.0 0.85 4,520.9-22.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 783.3 0.19 3,016.2-74.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,287.9 0.31 1,209.96.45
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,530.8 0.37 2,194.6-30.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,568.3 0.87 7,103.2-49.76
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 13,976.5 3.39 10,745.130.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 140.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 95.0 0.02 399.2-76.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,541.2 2.32 8,095.817.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 515.9 0.13 1,083.5-52.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12.2 0.00 10.416.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 449.5 0.11 187.0140.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35,821.2 8.69 15,159.7136.29
26 Ores, slag and ash 53.9 0.01 55.4-2.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 716.2 0.17 3,853.5-81.41
29 Organic chemicals 59.8 0.01 3.11,853.61
31 Fertilizers 220,976.7 53.63 131,427.768.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,829.6 0.44 2,236.5-18.19
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 10.3 0.00 139.7-92.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 38.2 0.01 14.3167.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,382.1 0.58 1,583.950.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 214.7 0.05 162.731.95
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6.4 0.00 4.737.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 733.8 0.18 501.446.34
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9.3 0.00 10.3-9.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 34.2 0.01 133.1-74.30
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 131.7 0.03 57.9127.55
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 159.4 0.04 28.4461.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24.1 0.01 40.6-40.53
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6.6 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 4.1 0.00 8.9-54.24
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 11.5 0.00 8.534.66
55 Man-made staple fibers 37.2 0.01 6.5475.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 105.4 0.03 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 858.7 0.21 927.8-7.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 12.4 0.00 74.3-83.35
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 13.2 0.00 1.01,223.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,914.5 2.16 8,123.99.73
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 26,911.7 6.53 26,832.10.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 79.5 0.02 162.2-50.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,052.4 0.74 2,727.811.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.8 0.00 7.70.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,585.3 0.38 1,350.217.41
69 Ceramic products 920.4 0.22 488.488.46
70 Glass and glassware 142.6 0.03 130.29.52
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 217.7 0.05 135.860.31
72 Iron and steel 2,212.6 0.54 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 71.3 0.02 25.0185.16
74 Copper and articles thereof 10.2 0.00 24.2-57.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 348.3 0.08 5.56,193.59
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,346.5 0.57 1,479.958.56
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.4 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 112.5 0.03 23.4381.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,957.9 2.17 5,900.051.83
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 29,435.1 7.14 31,273.4-5.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 418.3 0.10 370.013.05
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,151.6 0.28 580.598.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,006.3 0.49 994.8101.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.5 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 790.4 0.19 898.3-12.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 157.1 0.04 120.630.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7.5 0.00 16.1-53.03
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,841.4 0.45 509.8261.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 19,632.5 4.76 10,736.982.85
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce