US trade (export - import) with Mozambique in 2017

Published or Updated: May 06, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mozambique in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mozambique

In 2017, US trade with Mozambique totaled $328.6 million, up 26.11% ($68.0 million) from 2016.

US exports to Mozambique in 2017 totaled $179.9 million, up 22.45% ($33.0 million) from 2016.

US imports from Mozambique in 2017 totaled $148.7 million, up 30.84% ($35.0 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Mozambique in 2017 was $31.2 million, a 6.17% decrease ($2.1 million) over 2016.

Mozambique was the US 127th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 135th in 2016), accounting for 0.0083% of US total trade (up from 0.0070% in 2016).

Mozambique was the US 125th largest export market in 2017 (up from 134th in 2016), accounting for 0.0116% of US total exports (up from 0.0101% in 2016).

Mozambique was the US 113th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 119th in 2016), accounting for 0.0062% of US total imports (up from 0.0051% in 2016).

US Exports to Mozambique

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 36.57% of US total exports to Mozambique (36.08% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 32.14% of US total exports to Mozambique (38.90% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.99% of US total exports to Mozambique (16.42% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.01% of US total exports to Mozambique (2.37% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.10% of US total exports to Mozambique (1.69% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.17% of US total exports to Mozambique (2.58% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mozambique in 2017 over 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) - an increase of $8.2 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $6.7 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Mozambique in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $5.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US exports to Mozambique in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,153.7 1.20 2,132.31.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 96.9 0.05 59.563.01
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7.1 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 5,429.1-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 97.0 0.05 0.0
10 Cereals 10,813.1 6.01 9,960.78.56
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,824.1 1.57 1,457.193.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 35.1 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,613.6 5.34 4,208.9128.41
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 11.7 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,673.7 3.71 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 52.9 0.03 888.2-94.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 26.8 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 57,814.0 32.13 57,169.91.13
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 73.0 0.04 14.1417.60
29 Organic chemicals 206.2 0.11 84.5144.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 178.4 0.10 107.066.74
31 Fertilizers 20.8 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16.7 0.01 23.1-27.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 103.1 0.06 6.91,394.56
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 33.0 0.02 78.6-58.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 210.8 0.12 6.23,277.07
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 38.2 0.02 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 38.8 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,647.8 0.92 418.5293.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,300.2 0.72 2,042.4-36.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,149.3 2.86 703.5631.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 75.1 0.04 137.2-45.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9.9 0.01 21.8-54.66
45 Cork and articles of cork 2.5 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 185.0 0.10 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 33.2 0.02 204.6-83.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 118.0 0.07 146.4-19.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 55.3 0.03 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11.8 0.01 13.8-14.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 36.2 0.02 22.660.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,699.3 2.06 3,533.84.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 100.8 0.06 199.8-49.56
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.7 0.00 14.5-67.30
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 127.0 0.07 9.31,263.90
70 Glass and glassware 807.8 0.45 23.13,395.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 22.8-100.00
72 Iron and steel 15.6 0.01 26.9-41.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,966.3 1.09 709.5177.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,164.6 0.65 358.0225.30
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,097.2 0.61 764.943.44
79 Zinc and articles thereof 19.8 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 736.1 0.41 573.828.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 581.2 0.32 46.21,156.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,538.0 17.53 26,495.219.03
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 14,962.1 8.31 6,801.4119.99
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 2,113.7 1.17 849.0148.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,484.4 2.49 4,026.711.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9,927.2 5.52 11,385.4-12.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 99.4 0.06 205.8-51.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,686.2 1.49 3,253.1-17.43
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.6 0.00 14.0-45.53
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 512.6 0.28 269.790.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 111.5 0.06 162.3-31.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 32.2 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.6 0.00 8.51.74
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,375.1 1.88 1,858.081.65

US Imports from Mozambique

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 44.53% of US total imports from Mozambique (25.68% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.21% of US total imports from Mozambique (34.06% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.21% of US total imports from Mozambique (28.80% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.90% of US total imports from Mozambique (8.83% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mozambique in 2017 over 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 $37.0 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Mozambique in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $7.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US imports from Mozambique in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 169.5 0.11 85.398.81
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,150.4 2.12 1,302.2141.93
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 18.4-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22,581.9 15.19 19,462.816.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 487.9 0.33 250.994.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 52.3-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9,396.3 6.32 10,192.6-7.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,185.1 0.80 1,276.0-7.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 11.8-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 516.0 0.35 79.3550.59
26 Ores, slag and ash 34,019.8 22.88 29,768.414.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,923.8 5.33 8,940.6-11.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 36.4 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.3 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.8 0.00 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 9.2 0.01 11.3-18.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.3 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 43.9 0.03 105.3-58.29
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 38.4 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15.5 0.01 14.75.18
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.8 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 86.5-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 18.5 0.01 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 66,210.5 44.53 29,186.2126.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,338.4 0.90 8,893.4-84.95
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1,099.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 22.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 109.6 0.07 200.6-45.35
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 85.3 0.06 115.8-26.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4.5 0.00 12.7-64.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 54.2 0.04 84.1-35.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 71.8 0.05 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 150.8 0.10 66.4127.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26.6 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 34.4 0.02 170.5-79.80
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,007.5 0.68 2,111.3-52.28
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce