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Mozambique

Mozambique ranked No. 145 in total trade value through October with a total of $231.18 million. Exports totaled $132 million and Imports totaled $99.18 million, a surplus of $32.82 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $231.18 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $37,969,191
2Port of Gulfport, Miss. $20,544,811
3Port of New Orleans $20,328,935
4Port of Port Arthur, Texas $18,953,600
5Port of Houston $16,565,442
6Port of Virginia $15,777,926
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $11,885,697
8Port of Newark $10,873,766
9Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $10,561,215
10Port of Long Beach $7,585,189

U.S. trade with Mozambique rose to $231.18 million through October

Mozambique’s trade with the United States rose to $231.18 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 11.3 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Mozambique’s exports decreased 13.17 percent while imports fell 8.68 percent. The U.S. surplus with Mozambique was $32.82 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of Gulfport, Miss.; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Port of Port Arthur, Texas; and No. 5 Port of Houston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 3 Port of Gulfport, Miss. No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 49.47 percent of Mozambique’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 15.27 percent to $37.97 million.
    Exports rose 85.49 percent to $2.28 million. Imports rose 12.54 percent to $35.68 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Gulfport, Miss. fell 21.84 percent to $20.54 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 21.84 percent to $20.54 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans fell 16.93 percent to $20.33 million.
    Exports fell 19 percent to $19.28 million. Imports rose 56.67 percent to $1.05 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 116.93 percent to $18.95 million.
    Exports rose 116.93 percent to $18.95 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston fell 72.84 percent to $16.57 million.
    Exports fell 70.73 percent to $15.23 million. Imports fell 85.1 percent to $1.33 million.

Mozambique ranked No. 145 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 130.

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 Mozambique by value through October were the categories of Petroleum products; Misc. aluminum non-prefab structures; Rubber tires; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Floating or submersible docks, platforms, respectively. They accounted for 58.34 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; Cane, beet sugar, solid form; and Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium –– accounted for 85.05 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Petroleum products rose 86.78 percent compared to last year to $56.98 million.
  • Misc. aluminum non-prefab structures rose 419.22 percent compared to last year to $5.6 million.
  • Rubber tires rose 9.82 percent compared to last year to $5.26 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 34.59 percent compared to last year to $4.67 million.
  • Floating or submersible docks, platforms totaled $4.5 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Precious stones fell 24.89 percent compared to last year to $33.59 million.
  • Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614 fell 8.95 percent compared to last year to $23.93 million.
  • Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts fell 12.78 percent compared to last year to $16.32 million.
  • Cane, beet sugar, solid form rose 148.11 percent compared to last year to $6.88 million.
  • Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium rose 20.97 percent compared to last year to $3.63 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.