Mauritius

Mauritius ranked No. 125 in total trade value through May with a total of $121.97 million. Exports totaled $19.63 million and Imports totaled $102.34 million, a deficit of $82.72 million.

U.S. trade with Mauritius rose to $109.29 million through May

Mauritius’s trade with the United States rose to $109.29 million through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 23.88 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Mauritius decreased 54.15 percent while U.S. imports from Mauritius fell 15.08 percent. The U.S. deficit with Mauritius was $79.64 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of Los Angeles; No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif.; and No. 5 Port of New York. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of Los Angeles; No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Charleston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 73.38 percent of Mauritius’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 38.16 percent to $30.02 million.
    Exports fell 45.68 percent to $383,589. Imports fell 38.05 percent to $29.64 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark fell 19.48 percent to $21.55 million.
    Exports rose 48.2 percent to $1.4 million. Imports fell 21.95 percent to $20.15 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Los Angeles fell 29.89 percent to $18.62 million.
    Exports fell 19.88 percent to $390,277. Imports fell 30.07 percent to $18.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 1864.1 percent to $10.93 million.
    Exports rose 155.25 percent to $710,162. Imports rose 3571.37 percent to $10.22 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New York rose 439.39 percent to $8.37 million.
    Exports rose 447.15 percent to $7.84 million. Imports rose 346.23 percent to $532,060.

Mauritius ranked No. 125 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 125.

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 Mauritius by value through May were the categories of Magnesite; Computers; Low value shipments; Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 54.06 percent of total exports to Mauritius.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Mauritius –– Diamonds, not mounted; Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted; Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish; Computer chips; and Misc. live animals –– accounted for 76.7 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Magnesite totaled $7.45 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computers fell 40.25 percent compared to last year to $1.07 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 42.53 percent compared to last year to $778,125.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 376.68 percent compared to last year to $662,771.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 48.22 percent compared to last year to $655,828.

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

  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 22.89 percent compared to last year to $24.45 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted fell 32.72 percent compared to last year to $23.51 million.
  • Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish fell 33.67 percent compared to last year to $16.8 million.
  • Computer chips rose 158346 percent compared to last year to $9.69 million.
  • Misc. live animals fell 13.09 percent compared to last year to $4.05 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Mauritius recorded $430.79 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Mauritius were $ 87.17 million and imports from Mauritius were $343.62 million. The U.S. deficit with Mauritius was $256.44 million.