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Mauritius

Mauritius ranked No. 118 in total trade value through February with a total of $79.95 million. Exports totaled $26.2 million and Imports totaled $53.75 million, a deficit of $27.55 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $79.95 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $18,454,564
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $18,037,142
3Port of Newark $10,729,866
4Port of Los Angeles $8,982,714
5Port of Charleston $4,630,164
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $2,798,163
7Port of Virginia $2,267,253
8Port of New Orleans $1,825,086
9Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $1,730,625
10Miami International Airport $1,096,457

U.S. trade with Mauritius rose to $79.95 million through February

Mauritius’s trade with the United States rose to $79.95 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 62.93 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Mauritius’s exports increased 307.79 percent while imports rose 26.04 percent. The U.S. deficit with Mauritius was $27.55 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Port of Newark; No. 4 Port of Los Angeles; and No. 5 Port of Charleston. 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 Virginia No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 76.09 percent of Mauritius’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 3314.55 percent to $18.45 million.
    Exports totaled $18.42 million. Imports fell 93.51 percent to $35,076.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 25.41 percent to $18.04 million.
    Exports rose 37.14 percent to $416,433. Imports rose 25.16 percent to $17.62 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Newark rose 2.55 percent to $10.73 million.
    Exports rose 39.85 percent to $272,902. Imports rose 1.85 percent to $10.46 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Los Angeles rose 163.91 percent to $8.98 million.
    Exports fell 56.84 percent to $148,055. Imports rose 188.65 percent to $8.83 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Charleston rose 9.16 percent to $4.63 million.
    Exports fell 51.73 percent to $451,325. Imports rose 26.38 percent to $4.18 million.

Mauritius ranked No. 118 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 136.

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 Mauritius by value through February were the categories of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Computers; Compasses and similar navigational instruments; Low value shipments; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 86.67 percent of total exports to Mauritius.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Mauritius –– Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted; Diamonds, not mounted; Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; and Misc. live animals –– accounted for 71.32 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons totaled $18.27 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computers rose 845.24 percent compared to last year to $1.45 million.
  • Compasses and similar navigational instruments totaled $1.32 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments rose 324.54 percent compared to last year to $1.01 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 5.85 percent compared to last year to $656,891.

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

  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted fell 10.81 percent compared to last year to $14.28 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 29.45 percent compared to last year to $10.19 million.
  • Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish rose 197.77 percent compared to last year to $8.72 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 15.39 percent compared to last year to $2.82 million.
  • Misc. live animals rose 143.18 percent compared to last year to $2.32 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Mauritius recorded $348.17 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Los Angeles; Charleston; Houston; and Norfolk. Total U.S. exports to Mauritius were $ 63.31 million and imports from Mauritius were $284.86 million. The U.S. deficit with Mauritius was $221.55 million.