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Mauritania

Mauritania ranked No. 173 in total trade value through February with a total of $12.72 million. Exports totaled $12.52 million and Imports totaled $204,179, a surplus of $12.32 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $12.72 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $7,044,004
2Port of New York $2,044,711
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,838,879
4Port of Newark $401,887
5Port of Charleston $255,362
6Port of New Orleans $226,726
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $209,898
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $135,242
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $108,600
10Low-Valued Imports and Exports $90,016

U.S. trade with Mauritania rose to $12.72 million through February

Mauritania’s trade with the United States rose to $12.72 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 58.26 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Mauritania’s exports decreased 58.08 percent while imports fell 66.94 percent. The U.S. surplus with Mauritania was $12.32 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of New York; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Port of Newark; and No. 5 Port of Charleston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Galveston, Texas No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of New York No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 91.04 percent of Mauritania’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 58.62 percent to $7.04 million.
    Exports rose 63.08 percent to $7.04 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New York rose 15 percent to $2.04 million.
    Exports rose 15 percent to $2.04 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 27.62 percent to $1.84 million.
    Exports rose 27.62 percent to $1.84 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Newark rose 399.33 percent to $401,887.
    Exports rose 339.18 percent to $311,254. Imports rose 842.72 percent to $90,633.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Charleston rose 7.16 percent to $255,362.
    Exports rose 7.16 percent to $255,362. There were no imports.

Mauritania ranked No. 173 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 146.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Mauritania by value through February were the categories of Parts for heavy machinery; Cyanides, cyanide oxides; Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes; and Motor vehicle parts, respectively. They accounted for 63.86 percent of total exports to Mauritania.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Mauritania –– Brooms, brushes, mops, feather dusters; Value added to a returned import; Prepared, preserved shrimp, lobster, etc.; Salvage; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets –– accounted for 95.1 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 435.06 percent compared to last year to $2.7 million.
  • Cyanides, cyanide oxides rose 39.12 percent compared to last year to $2.04 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 4.25 percent compared to last year to $1.79 million.
  • Misc. iron, steel tubes, pipes totaled $929,476. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 97.08 percent compared to last year to $539,090.

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

  • Brooms, brushes, mops, feather dusters totaled $96,405. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 53.7 percent compared to last year to $56,300.
  • Prepared, preserved shrimp, lobster, etc. fell 77.57 percent compared to last year to $29,437.
  • Salvage rose 1.84 percent compared to last year to $6,156.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets totaled $5,886. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.