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AGOA Status: Mauritania is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Mauritania have no trade agreements.

U.S.-Mauritania Trade Facts

Mauritania is currently our 142nd largest goods trading partner with $244 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2011.


Mauritania was the United States' 125th largest goods export market in 2011.

U.S. goods exports to Mauritania in 2011 were $243 million, up 191.5% from 2010.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2011 were: Mineral Fuel (oil) ($149 million), Machinery ($32 million), Rubber ($11 million), Meat (poultry) ($8 million), and Electrical Machinery ($7 million).


Mauritania was the United States' 206th largest supplier of goods imports in 2011.

U.S. goods imports from Mauritania totaled $1 million in 2011, a 98% increase from 2010.

The top import category (2-digit HS) for 2011 was: Miscellaneous Manufactures ($264 thousand), Furniture and Bedding ($204 thousand), Special Other (returns) ($150 thousand), Fish and Seafood ($119 thousand), and Prepared Meat and Fish ($39 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mauritania was $242 million in 2011, 692% more than in 2010.