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Mozambique

Mozambique ranked No. 134 in total trade value through August with a total of $220.08 million. Exports totaled $129 million and Imports totaled $91.08 million, a surplus of $37.92 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $220.08 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $35,127,465
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $33,229,825
3Port of Gulfport, Miss. $18,261,306
4Port of Virginia $12,540,918
5Los Angeles International Airport $12,156,952
6Port of New Orleans $11,138,381
7Port of Newark $9,977,278
8Port of Port Arthur, Texas $8,091,200
9Port of Longview, Wash. $7,790,000
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $6,753,923

U.S. trade with Mozambique rose to $220.08 million through August

Mozambique’s trade with the United States rose to $220.08 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 19.29 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Mozambique increased 13.34 percent while U.S. imports from Mozambique rose 28.88 percent. The U.S. surplus with Mozambique was $37.92 million.

Through August, 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 Gulfport, Miss.; No. 4 Port of Virginia; and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Port of Port Arthur, Texas No. 3 Port of Gulfport, Miss. No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 50.58 percent of Mozambique’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 245.2 percent to $35.13 million.
    Exports rose 247.61 percent to $32.81 million. Imports rose 214.28 percent to $2.32 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 21.14 percent to $33.23 million.
    Exports fell 18.17 percent to $1.67 million. Imports rose 24.31 percent to $31.56 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Gulfport, Miss. rose 9.96 percent to $18.26 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 9.96 percent to $18.26 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia rose 1.67 percent to $12.54 million.
    Exports rose 1.44 percent to $9.76 million. Imports rose 2.5 percent to $2.78 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport rose 100.9 percent to $12.16 million.
    Exports fell 86.33 percent to $225,218. Imports rose 170.95 percent to $11.93 million.

Mozambique ranked No. 134 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 143.

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 Mozambique by value through August were the categories of Petroleum products; Wheat; Compressors and pumps; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 60.42 percent of total exports to Mozambique.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Mozambique –– Precious stones; Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614; Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts; Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 89.93 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Petroleum products fell 29.75 percent compared to last year to $36.82 million.
  • Wheat rose 661.82 percent compared to last year to $17.34 million.
  • Compressors and pumps rose 2389.13 percent compared to last year to $12.41 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 86.31 percent compared to last year to $7.57 million.
  • Computers rose 5.08 percent compared to last year to $3.8 million.

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

  • Precious stones rose 71.58 percent compared to last year to $42.37 million.
  • Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614 rose 36.32 percent compared to last year to $25.17 million.
  • Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts fell 38.95 percent compared to last year to $7.85 million.
  • Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium rose 122.21 percent compared to last year to $3.33 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 6.97 percent compared to last year to $3.19 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Mozambique recorded $325.5 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; New York City; New Orleans; Mobile; and Miami. Total U.S. exports to Mozambique were $ 179.94 million and imports from Mozambique were $145.56 million. The U.S. surplus with Mozambique was $34.39 million.