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Mauritania

Mauritania ranked No. 170 in total trade value through August with a total of $68 million. Exports totaled $64.19 million and Imports totaled $3.81 million, a surplus of $60.38 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $68 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $22,656,357
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $11,127,687
3Port of New York $8,856,227
4Port of Virginia $6,657,824
5Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $6,304,840
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,776,966
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,439,102
8Port of Newark $1,419,996
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,264,386
10Port of Charleston $1,034,954

U.S. trade with Mauritania rose to $68 million through August

Mauritania’s trade with the United States rose to $68 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 11.65 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Mauritania decreased 5.37 percent while U.S. imports from Mauritania fell 58.32 percent. The U.S. surplus with Mauritania was $60.38 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 3 Port of New York; No. 4 Port of Virginia; and No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 Port of Galveston, Texas No. 3 Port of New York No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 81.77 percent of Mauritania’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 0.73 percent to $22.66 million.
    Exports rose 20.73 percent to $21.46 million. Imports fell 74.56 percent to $1.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 76.94 percent to $11.13 million.
    Exports rose 76.93 percent to $11.13 million. Imports totaled $651.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York fell 20.07 percent to $8.86 million.
    Exports fell 20.07 percent to $8.86 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia rose 2302.53 percent to $6.66 million.
    Exports rose 2301.09 percent to $6.65 million. Imports totaled $4,000.
  • Trade with No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas rose 119.57 percent to $6.3 million.
    Exports rose 135.36 percent to $6.27 million. Imports fell 85.28 percent to $30,253.

Mauritania ranked No. 170 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 166.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Mauritania by value through August were the categories of Chicken and other poultry; Parts for heavy machinery; Cyanides, cyanide oxides; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, respectively. They accounted for 55.76 percent of total exports to Mauritania.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Mauritania –– Value added to a returned import; Animal, vegetable fertilizers; Mussels, scallops, other mollusks; Brooms, brushes, mops, feather dusters; and Prepared, preserved shrimp, lobster, etc. –– accounted for 92.93 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Mauritania:

  • Chicken and other poultry rose 47.58 percent compared to last year to $10.81 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 134.8 percent compared to last year to $9.33 million.
  • Cyanides, cyanide oxides rose 41.44 percent compared to last year to $6.98 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons totaled $6.03 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 20.79 percent compared to last year to $2.65 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Mauritania:

  • Value added to a returned import fell 71.41 percent compared to last year to $1.37 million.
  • Animal, vegetable fertilizers fell 52.44 percent compared to last year to $919,407.
  • Mussels, scallops, other mollusks fell 43.18 percent compared to last year to $468,526.
  • Brooms, brushes, mops, feather dusters fell 23.25 percent compared to last year to $460,739.
  • Prepared, preserved shrimp, lobster, etc. fell 30.15 percent compared to last year to $326,493.

In the latest annual figures available, Mauritania recorded $189.25 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; Seattle; New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; and Mobile. Total U.S. exports to Mauritania were $ 127.79 million and imports from Mauritania were $61.46 million. The U.S. surplus with Mauritania was $66.33 million.