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Mauritius

Mauritius ranked No. 120 in total trade value through April with a total of $143.58 million. Exports totaled $32.34 million and Imports totaled $111.24 million, a deficit of $78.9 million.

January – April 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $143.58 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $38,869,347
2Port of Newark $22,321,892
3Port of Los Angeles $19,642,304
4Port of Houston $18,810,909
5Port of Charleston $8,012,435
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $5,554,650
7Port of Virginia $4,578,566
8Port of New Orleans $4,174,478
9Miami International Airport $2,460,225
10Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $2,140,733

U.S. trade with Mauritius rose to $143.58 million through April

Mauritius’s trade with the United States rose to $143.58 million through the first four months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 39.57 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Mauritius increased 144.09 percent while U.S. imports from Mauritius rose 24.12 percent. The U.S. deficit with Mauritius was $78.9 million.

Through April, 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 Port of Houston; 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 74.98 percent of Mauritius’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 27.13 percent to $38.87 million.
    Exports fell 53.78 percent to $591,780. Imports rose 30.66 percent to $38.28 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark fell 5.18 percent to $22.32 million.
    Exports rose 114.69 percent to $706,927. Imports fell 6.88 percent to $21.61 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Los Angeles rose 147.73 percent to $19.64 million.
    Exports rose 0.42 percent to $428,014. Imports rose 156.1 percent to $19.21 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston rose 2450.79 percent to $18.81 million.
    Exports rose 26776 percent to $18.69 million. Imports fell 81.5 percent to $123,553.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Charleston fell 8.8 percent to $8.01 million.
    Exports fell 31.67 percent to $934,996. Imports fell 4.59 percent to $7.08 million.

Mauritius ranked No. 120 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 133.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.35 trillion, up 0.57 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.58 percent to $543.34 billion; imports climbed 0.56 percent to $807.48 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 $264.14 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $262.72 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Mauritius by value through April 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 72.27 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 74 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons totaled $18.28 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computers rose 556.84 percent compared to last year to $1.63 million.
  • Compasses and similar navigational instruments totaled $1.33 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments rose 159.89 percent compared to last year to $1.24 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 24.6 percent compared to last year to $895,091.

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

  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted fell 3.78 percent compared to last year to $30.44 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 21.38 percent compared to last year to $23.63 million.
  • Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish rose 162.15 percent compared to last year to $18.99 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 5.35 percent compared to last year to $4.92 million.
  • Misc. live animals rose 95.82 percent compared to last year to $4.34 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.