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Mauritius

Mauritius ranked No. 121 in total trade value through August with a total of $305.49 million. Exports totaled $67.9 million and Imports totaled $237.59 million, a deficit of $169.69 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $305.49 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $88,072,023
2Port of Newark $44,238,902
3Port of Houston $42,937,381
4Port of Los Angeles $39,416,619
5Port of Charleston $17,527,768
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $8,609,735
7Port of New Orleans $8,568,269
8Port of Virginia $8,548,024
9Miami International Airport $5,009,318
10Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $4,989,096

U.S. trade with Mauritius rose to $305.49 million through August

Mauritius’s trade with the United States rose to $305.49 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 16.13 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Mauritius increased 17.01 percent while U.S. imports from Mauritius rose 15.88 percent. The U.S. deficit with Mauritius was $169.69 million.

Through August, 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 Houston; 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Charleston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 76.01 percent of Mauritius’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 17.84 percent to $88.07 million.
    Exports fell 68.76 percent to $955,682. Imports rose 21.54 percent to $87.12 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark fell 10.26 percent to $44.24 million.
    Exports rose 109.97 percent to $1.75 million. Imports fell 12.33 percent to $42.49 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 3755.27 percent to $42.94 million.
    Exports rose 12126 percent to $42.68 million. Imports fell 66.17 percent to $258,681.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Los Angeles rose 58.8 percent to $39.42 million.
    Exports rose 8.56 percent to $749,949. Imports rose 60.24 percent to $38.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Charleston fell 11.63 percent to $17.53 million.
    Exports fell 42.12 percent to $1.41 million. Imports fell 7.36 percent to $16.12 million.

Mauritius ranked No. 121 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 131.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Mauritius by value through August were the categories of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Low value shipments; Computers; Compasses and similar navigational instruments; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 73 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 Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted –– accounted for 74.3 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons totaled $41.97 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments rose 17.45 percent compared to last year to $2.67 million.
  • Computers rose 216.39 percent compared to last year to $2.37 million.
  • Compasses and similar navigational instruments totaled $1.33 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 55.78 percent compared to last year to $1.22 million.

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

  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted fell 3.47 percent compared to last year to $62.55 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 19.29 percent compared to last year to $59.45 million.
  • Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish rose 50.8 percent compared to last year to $35.39 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 9.34 percent compared to last year to $10.71 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 60.04 percent compared to last year to $8.43 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.