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Mauritania

Mauritania ranked No. 169 in total trade value through October with a total of $89.24 million. Exports totaled $78.81 million and Imports totaled $10.43 million, a surplus of $68.39 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $89.24 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $26,346,010
2Port of Galveston, Texas $20,407,196
3Port of New York $12,594,768
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $8,439,672
5Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $3,286,918
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $2,637,651
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,377,366
8Port of New Orleans $2,237,158
9Port of Newark $1,884,926
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,816,566

U.S. trade with Mauritania rose to $89.24 million through October

Mauritania’s trade with the United States rose to $89.24 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 27.79 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Mauritania’s exports increased 25.18 percent while imports fell 82.8 percent. The U.S. surplus with Mauritania was $68.39 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings 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. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 79.64 percent of Mauritania’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 18.03 percent to $26.35 million.
    Exports rose 12.28 percent to $21.62 million. Imports rose 54.19 percent to $4.72 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Galveston, Texas totaled $20.41 million.
    Exports totaled $20.41 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York rose 6.94 percent to $12.59 million.
    Exports rose 6.94 percent to $12.59 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 6.62 percent to $8.44 million.
    Exports rose 6.62 percent to $8.44 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas rose 32.32 percent to $3.29 million.
    Exports rose 29.69 percent to $3.08 million. Imports rose 90.29 percent to $205,518.

Mauritania ranked No. 169 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 155.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Mauritania by value through October were the categories of Commercial vehicles; Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Cyanides, cyanide oxides; Parts for heavy machinery; and Pumps for dispensing liquids, respectively. They accounted for 52.9 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 93.35 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Commercial vehicles totaled $18.14 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 47.26 percent compared to last year to $9.27 million.
  • Cyanides, cyanide oxides rose 62.83 percent compared to last year to $5.95 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery fell 66.55 percent compared to last year to $4.37 million.
  • Pumps for dispensing liquids rose 93.87 percent compared to last year to $3.97 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 88.01 percent compared to last year to $4.78 million.
  • Animal, vegetable fertilizers rose 143.34 percent compared to last year to $2.76 million.
  • Mussels, scallops, other mollusks rose 119.39 percent compared to last year to $824,562.
  • Brooms, brushes, mops, feather dusters totaled $718,229. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Prepared, preserved shrimp, lobster, etc. rose 47.25 percent compared to last year to $652,864.

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.