Mauritania

Mauritania ranked No. 166 in total trade value through May with a total of $31.41 million. Exports totaled $28.3 million and Imports totaled $3.12 million, a surplus of $25.18 million.

U.S. trade with Mauritania rose to $25.85 million through May

Mauritania’s trade with the United States rose to $25.85 million through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 11.56 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Mauritania decreased 17.99 percent while U.S. imports from Mauritania rose 205.37 percent. The U.S. surplus with Mauritania was $20.72 million.

Through May, 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 Virginia; and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of New York; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Houston Int’l Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 78.11 percent of Mauritania’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston fell 43.33 percent to $9.56 million.
    Exports fell 43.02 percent to $8.93 million. Imports fell 47.39 percent to $632,003.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New York rose 45.77 percent to $7.65 million.
    Exports rose 45.77 percent to $7.65 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 7.38 percent to $4.86 million.
    Exports fell 7.37 percent to $4.86 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia rose 12604 percent to $1.27 million.
    Exports rose 12604 percent to $1.27 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 270.41 percent to $1.19 million.
    Exports rose 270.41 percent to $1.19 million. There were no imports.

Mauritania ranked No. 166 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 171.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.48 trillion, down 64.27 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 64.62 percent to $582.11 billion; imports dropped 64.04 percent to $898.44 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $316.33 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Mauritania by value through May were the categories of Cyanides, cyanide oxides; Chicken and other poultry; Passenger vehicles; Rubber tires; and Motor vehicle parts, respectively. They accounted for 51.74 percent of total exports to Mauritania.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Mauritania –– Returned exports, without change; Animal, vegetable fertilizers; Fats & Oils, Their Fractions, Fish & Marine M 1504; Mussels, scallops, other mollusks; and Brooms, brushes, mops, feather dusters –– accounted for 84.98 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Cyanides, cyanide oxides rose 12.77 percent compared to last year to $5.14 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry fell 47.45 percent compared to last year to $3.1 million.
  • Passenger vehicles rose 103.69 percent compared to last year to $2.68 million.
  • Rubber tires totaled $2.2 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 22.41 percent compared to last year to $1.53 million.

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

  • Returned exports, without change fell 19.43 percent compared to last year to $1.06 million.
  • Animal, vegetable fertilizers rose 31.3 percent compared to last year to $713,071.
  • Fats & Oils, Their Fractions, Fish & Marine M 1504 totaled $480,662. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Mussels, scallops, other mollusks fell 19.47 percent compared to last year to $232,038.
  • Brooms, brushes, mops, feather dusters fell 31.52 percent compared to last year to $165,971.

In the latest annual figures available, Mauritania recorded $96 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Mauritania were $ 90.94 million and imports from Mauritania were $5.05 million. The U.S. surplus with Mauritania was $85.89 million.