US trade with Morocco in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 16, 2018

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

US Trade with Morocco

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Morocco totaled $2,568.1 million, up 21.83% ($460.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Morocco in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $1,564.4 million, up 20.92% ($270.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Morocco in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $1,003.7 million, up 23.28% ($189.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Morocco in the first nine months of 2017 was $560.8 million, a 16.93% increase ($81.2 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Morocco was the US 68th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 69th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0882% of US total trade (up from 0.0804% in the first nine months of 2016).

Morocco was the US 58th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 62nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.1374% of US total exports (up from 0.1223% in the first nine months of 2016).

Morocco was the US 71st largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 75th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0566% of US total imports (up from 0.0521% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Morocco

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 44.72% of US total exports to Morocco (21.08% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.60% of US total exports to Morocco (20.40% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.08% of US total exports to Morocco (41.25% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.26% of US total exports to Morocco (8.62% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.04% of US total exports to Morocco (3.31% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.34% of US total exports to Morocco (1.80% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Morocco in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $435.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $61.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $28.2 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 $13.5 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $9.6 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $8.6 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 $7.4 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $6.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Morocco in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $218.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $45.5 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $14.2 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $8.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $5.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $5.7 million.
US exports to Morocco in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 1,538.2 0.10 1,271.121.01
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 675.8 0.04 1,275.9-47.04
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,473.1 0.41 3,082.0110.03
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 136.4 0.01 77.775.57
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,422.1 0.09 936.051.94
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 401.1 0.03 54.5636.25
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,999.6 0.38 3,585.667.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 37.0 0.00 30.023.53
10 Cereals 168,346.3 10.76 106,848.557.56
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 663.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23,936.2 1.53 29,666.9-19.32
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,545.0 1.70 17,969.347.72
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 72.5-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 403.0 0.03 216.386.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 628.1 0.04 131.2378.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 435.0 0.03 196.4121.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 171.5 0.01 1,048.1-83.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,417.4 0.22 882.9287.06
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,404.8 0.15 2,344.52.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 79,320.6 5.07 93,507.6-15.17
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 19,632.6 1.25 27,963.0-29.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 679,970.6 43.46 244,788.4177.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 35,394.9 2.26 21,914.561.51
29 Organic chemicals 8,479.7 0.54 5,757.947.27
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,988.4 0.64 14,669.8-31.91
31 Fertilizers 149.5 0.01 116.728.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,034.8 0.19 3,768.4-19.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,692.8 0.11 1,933.0-12.43
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 2,888.6 0.18 1,412.5104.51
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,105.0 0.07 1,048.35.41
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.4 0.00 18.7-81.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 14.7 0.00 145.1-89.86
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16,298.3 1.04 21,986.4-25.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 32,754.5 2.09 35,909.6-8.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,848.9 0.12 2,866.5-35.50
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6.9 0.00 68.6-89.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 92.5 0.01 156.9-41.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,546.2 0.23 3,439.43.11
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,225.7 0.53 10,483.0-21.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 34,845.3 2.23 27,976.524.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 977.8 0.06 872.512.07
52 Cotton 30,947.1 1.98 21,358.044.90
54 Man-made filaments 6.3 0.00 19.2-67.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,869.2 0.18 47.25,982.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 254.1 0.02 145.274.98
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 86.3 0.01 66.230.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 63.3 0.00 36.772.40
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 502.1 0.03 415.520.86
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 24.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 81.9 0.01 51.160.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 103.5 0.01 111.9-7.52
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 383.8 0.02 312.522.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,145.5 0.07 527.9116.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 136.5 0.01 68.997.97
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.0 0.00 149.4-98.01
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 441.9 0.03 1,247.3-64.57
69 Ceramic products 55.2 0.00 206.7-73.32
70 Glass and glassware 559.0 0.04 2,269.7-75.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 142.6 0.01 102.938.48
72 Iron and steel 2,727.6 0.17 679.5301.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,452.0 0.22 3,814.7-9.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,261.0 0.14 162.21,294.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 870.5 0.06 1,481.4-41.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,670.8 0.11 1,013.864.81
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.2-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 78.9 0.01 45.573.37
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 840.3 0.05 606.738.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,795.1 0.11 2,559.3-29.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 74,814.2 4.78 46,625.560.46
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 61,599.9 3.94 54,187.413.68
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 0.02 59.1463.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 32,420.0 2.07 77,930.9-58.40
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 100,033.5 6.39 318,904.8-68.63
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,814.6 0.18 3,731.7-24.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26,408.1 1.69 32,158.9-17.88
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 36.5 0.00 19.290.19
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 117.4 0.01 27.8321.81
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 7,197.5 0.46 2,628.9173.78
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 2,163.2 0.14 2,721.2-20.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,631.3 0.10 2,188.4-25.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 138.8 0.01 80.971.70
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 89.0 0.01 1,232.7-92.78
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 19,917.2 1.27 22,535.1-11.62

US Imports from Morocco

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 44.06% of US total imports from Morocco (39.40% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.70% of US total imports from Morocco (18.91% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.65% of US total imports from Morocco (14.09% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.56% of US total imports from Morocco (14.90% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.29% of US total imports from Morocco (5.92% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.81% of US total imports from Morocco (0.66% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Morocco in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $129.9 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $45.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $26.1 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10.2 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $4.5 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Morocco in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $18.7 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 $8.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7.2 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $5.2 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 $4.0 million.
US imports from Morocco in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,705.2 0.37 3,324.611.45
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,899.9 0.19 691.1174.90
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 165.6 0.02 221.7-25.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,391.2 0.14 2,263.7-38.55
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 55,151.5 5.49 29,072.889.70
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,979.1 0.30 8,221.0-63.76
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6.0 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,890.6 0.39 4,873.9-20.18
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,109.4 0.51 8,093.5-36.87
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.8 0.00 193.6-97.54
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 14,901.3 1.48 33,626.0-55.69
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 37,804.2 3.77 34,015.411.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 231.6 0.02 487.4-52.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 816.5 0.08 1,101.4-25.86
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 25,804.8 2.57 24,251.56.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,822.0 0.28 3,079.6-8.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 214.7 0.02 158.235.68
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 643.3 0.06 271.5136.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 92,993.3 9.27 47,988.093.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 231.4 0.02 222.63.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,777.0 0.38 12,178.2-68.99
29 Organic chemicals 156.4 0.02 6.82,207.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 7.5 0.00 0.0
31 Fertilizers 426,885.0 42.53 296,940.543.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.1 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,854.6 0.38 4,856.0-20.62
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 87.5 0.01 352.6-75.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 84.9 0.01 62.735.44
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9.3 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,392.5 0.64 5,137.024.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,001.6 0.10 1,269.1-21.08
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) 2,063.9 0.21 1,411.146.26
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 15.9 0.00 48.3-67.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 208.6 0.02 313.9-33.54
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 454.0 0.05 256.976.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 460.9 0.05 67.4583.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 40.0 0.00 457.7-91.26
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 16.4 0.00 14.513.65
52 Cotton 126.6 0.01 18.2594.07
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 30.6 0.00 18.367.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 102.9 0.01 40.8152.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 251.1 0.03 0.392,214.71
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,743.2 0.37 3,074.121.76
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 107.6 0.01 206.3-47.83
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.5 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 121.4 0.01 24.6393.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 24,129.1 2.40 21,559.911.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 78,476.2 7.82 79,935.5-1.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 386.0 0.04 327.118.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,447.0 0.94 9,472.8-0.27
65 Headgear and parts thereof 18.3 0.00 18.8-2.56
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,453.9 0.44 4,102.38.57
69 Ceramic products 2,067.0 0.21 1,231.767.81
70 Glass and glassware 336.4 0.03 364.9-7.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 771.7 0.08 549.140.54
72 Iron and steel 10,245.4 1.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 134.5 0.01 145.9-7.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 39.0 0.00 36.47.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,663.0 0.17 129.91,180.67
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,887.2 0.59 4,957.318.76
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 236.4 0.02 98.3140.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19,463.9 1.94 26,620.6-26.88
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 86,597.7 8.63 90,553.3-4.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,433.4 0.14 914.456.77
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,084.6 0.31 982.6213.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,432.5 0.54 2,219.4144.77
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18.2 0.00 25.8-29.32
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2.0 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 2,970.0 0.30 2,757.37.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 702.8 0.07 777.7-9.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11.5 0.00 19.8-41.86
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,490.0 0.65 1,992.9225.65
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 38,398.9 3.83 35,410.08.44
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce