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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 130th largest goods trading partner with $376 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2013.


Mauritania was the United States' 128th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Mauritania in 2013 were $245 million, down 15.9% from 2012.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Machinery ($96 million), Vehicles ($31 million), Mineral Fuel ($22 million), meat ($17 million).


Mauritania was the United States' 115th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Mauritania totaled $131 million in 2013, an 18728.8% increase from 2012.

The top import category (2-digit HS) for 2013 was: Mineral Fuel, Oil ($129 million) accounts for 99% of imports.

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mauritania was $115 million in 2013, 60.6% less than in 2012.