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The United States and Africa Imports Trade Facts

The United States and Africa Imports Trade Facts

Stats and facts on Foreign import trade from Africa to The United States of America and top African Growth and Opportunity Act AGOA African trade suppliers.

The Assistant United States Trade Representative for African Affairs serves as the chief advisor to the U.S. Trade Representative on issues of trade and investment with Africa and also serves as coordinator and point of contact within the Administration on U.S. African Trade issues. In 2017, seven of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world were in Africa according to The International Monetary Fund (IMF), also known as the Fund.

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Constance Hamilton is the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa, Office of the United States Trade Representative. In this capacity, she leads U.S. trade efforts in the 49 countries of sub-Saharan Africa and oversees the Administration’s implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The Africa Office oversees implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a trade preference program enacted in 2000 that is at the center of U.S.-African engagement on trade and investment by providing duty-free entry into the United States for almost all African products if they are AGOA eligible.

Top AGOA suppliers were Nigeria $6.1 billion; mainly crude oil, South Africa, $2.9 billion; mainly vehicles and parts, iron and steel, fruits and nuts, Angola($2.3 billion, mainly crude oil, Chad $590 million, mainly crude oil, and Kenya $408 million, mainly apparel, macadamia nuts, and cut flowers.
Other leading AGOA beneficiaries included Lesotho, Mauritius, and Madagascar importing apparel, Ethiopia importing footwear, Cote d'Ivoire importing cocoa paste and cocoa powder, and Ghana importing cocoa paste, cocoa powder, and apparel. Office of The United States Trade Representative does not list trade negotiations for imports or exports to Libya, South Sudan, and Algeria.
Note:
Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding Systems (HS)
The Harmonized System is an international nomenclature for the classification of products. It allows participating countries to classify traded goods on a common basis for customs purposes. At the international level, the Harmonized System (HS) for classifying goods is a six-digit code system.

The HS comprises approximately 5,300 articles/product descriptions that appear as headings and subheadings, arranged in 99 chapters, grouped in 21 sections. The six digits can be broken down into three parts. The first two digits (HS-2) identify the chapter the goods are classified in, e.g. 09 = Coffee, Tea, Maté and Spices. The next two digits (HS-4) identify groupings within that chapter, e.g. 09.02 = Tea, whether or not flavored. The next two digits (HS-6) are even more specific, e.g. 09.02.10 Green tea (not fermented)... Up to the HS-6 digit level, all countries classify products in the same way (a few exceptions exist where some countries apply old versions of the HS).

The United States Trade Representative for Trade Policy with Africa

The United States and Africa Imports Trade Facts 2017 - 2018 for 51 African Countries


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U.S.- Angola Trade Facts
• Angola was the United States' 61st largest supplier of goods imports in 2018

• U.S. goods imports from Angola totaled $2.7 billion in 2018, up 3.6% ($95 million) from 2017, but down 85.7% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were mineral fuels ($2.5 billion), precious metal and stone (diamonds) ($198 million), special other (returns) ($5 million), railway vehicles/equipment ($391 thousand), and iron and steel products ($243 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Angola totaled $77 thousand in 2018.


U.S.- Benin Trade Facts
• Benin was the United States' 158th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Benin totaled $19 million in 2018, up 7.6% ($1 million) from 2017, but down 38.1% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: edible fruit & nuts (cocoa, Brazil, cashew) ($16 million), wood and wood products ($1 million), art and antiques ($603 thousand), furniture and bedding ($420 thousand), and woven apparel ($381 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Benin totaled $16 million in 2018. The leading category is tree nuts ($16 million).



U.S.- Burkina Faso Trade Facts
• Burkina Faso was the United States' 187th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Burkina Faso totaled $5 million in 2018, up 0.8% ($42 thousand) from 2017, and up 771.7% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: edible fruit & nuts (cocoa, Brazil, cashew) ($3 million), precious metal and stone (other articles of precious stone) ($960 thousand), special other (returns) ($503 thousand), art and antiques ($283 thousand), and knit apparel ($147 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Burkina Faso totaled $3 million in 2018.


U.S. - Burundi Trade Facts
• Burundi was the United States' 166th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Burundi totaled $14 million in 2018, up 56.2% ($5 million) from 2017, and up 392.6% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($7 million), ores, slag, and ash (tungsten) ($7 million), pharmaceuticals ($245 thousand), electrical machinery ($40 thousand), and special other (low value estimates) ($12 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Burundi totaled $7 million in 2018. The leading category is coffee, unroasted ($7 million).


U.S. - Cameroon Trade Facts

• Cameroon was the United States' 112th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Cameroon totaled $220 million in 2018, up 85.4% ($101 million) from 2017, but down 64.2% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($126 million), wood and wood products ($26 million), cocoa ($16 million), rubber ($15 million), and special other (returns) ($8 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Cameroon totaled $36 million in 2018. Leading categories include: cocoa paste & cocoa butter ($15 million), rubber & allied products ($15 million), processed fruit & vegetables ($2 million), tobacco ($1 million), and coffee, unroasted ($973 thousand).


U.S. - Cabo Verde Trade Facts

• Cabo Verde was the United States' 194th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Cabo Verde totaled $4 million in 2018, up 6.1% ($205 thousand) from 2017, and up 801.3% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: prepared meat and fish (fish and caviar) ($841 thousand), stone, plaster, cement ($487 thousand), baking-related products ($378 thousand), knit apparel ($264 thousand), and beverages (ethyl alcohol) ($257 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Cabo Verde totaled $594 thousand in 2018.


U.S. - Central African Republic Trade Facts

• The central African Republic was the United States' 200th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from the Central African Republic totaled $3 million in 2018, up 32.3% ($695 thousand) from 2017, but down 66.8% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($1 million), wood and wood products ($704 thousand), art and antiques ($324 thousand), machinery ($162 thousand), and electrical machinery ($62 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from the Central African Republic totaled $4 thousand in 2018.


U.S. - Chad Trade Facts

• Chad was the United States' 88th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

• U.S. goods imports from Chad totaled $526 million in 2017, down 41.5% ($373 million) from 2016, and down 75.5% from 2007.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: mineral fuels ($514 million), vegetable saps and extracts (lac; gum, resin, balsams) ($10 million), special other (returns) ($972 thousand), electrical machinery ($77 thousand), and machinery ($52 thousand).


U.S. - Cote d'Ivoire Trade Facts

• Cote d'Ivoire was the United States' 76th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Cote d'Ivoire totaled $1.2 billion in 2018, up 2.5% ($30 million) from 2017, and up 14.2% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: cocoa ($734 million), mineral fuels ($372 million), rubber ($92 million), edible fruit & nuts (coconut, Brazil, cashews) ($24 million), and wood and wood products ($7 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Cote d'Ivoire totaled $851 million in 2018. Leading categories include: cocoa beans ($608 million), cocoa paste & cocoa butter ($113 million), rubber & allied products ($92 million), tree nuts ($24 million), and snack foods ($13 million).


U.S. – The Democratic Republic of Congo Trade Facts

• Congo (Kinshasa) was the United States' 147th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Congo (Kinshasa) totaled $50 million in 2018, down 42.2% ($36 million) from 2017, and down 81.4% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were copper ($20 million), precious metal and stone (diamonds) ($8 million), ores, slag, and ash (tungsten) ($6 million), art and antiques ($5 million), and coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($4 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Congo (Kinshasa) totaled $9 million in 2018. The leading category is coffee, unroasted ($4 million).

 The Democratic Republic of Congo imported $8 million worth of diamonds into the U.S. in 2018

U.S. - Djibouti Trade Facts

• Djibouti was the United States' 148th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Djibouti totaled $48 million in 2018, up 41.1% ($14 million) from 2017, and up 585.2% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: special other (returns) ($46 million), coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($761 thousand), special other (low value estimates) ($588 thousand), arms and ammunition ($366 thousand), and electrical machinery ($182 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Djibouti totaled $934 thousand in 2018.


U.S.- Egypt Trade Facts

• Egypt was the United States' 65th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Egypt totaled $2.5 billion in 2018, up 51.6% ($845 million) from 2017, and up 4.7% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($823 million), knit apparel ($454 million), woven apparel ($384 million), carpets and other textile coverings ($127 million), and iron and steel ($97 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Egypt totaled $133 million in 2018. Leading categories include: processed fruit & vegetables ($49 million), spices ($31 million), essential oils ($17 million), fruit & vegetable juices ($10 million), and tea, incl herb ($4 million).


U.S. - Equatorial Guinea Trade Facts

• Equatorial Guinea was the United States' 87th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Equatorial Guinea totaled $580 million in 2018, up 62.9% ($224 million) from 2017, but down 82.8% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($454 million), organic chemicals ($122 million), special other (returns) ($4 million), wood and wood products ($79 thousand), and special other (low value estimates) ($31 thousand).


U.S. - Eritrea Trade Facts

• Eritrea was the United States' 220th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Eritrea totaled $279 thousand in 2018, up 4.4% ($12 thousand) from 2017, and up 116.3% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: beverages (beer) ($94 thousand), special other (returns) ($83 thousand), vehicles ($27 thousand), special other (low value estimates) ($17 thousand), and machinery ($12 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Eritrea totaled $51 thousand in 2018.


U.S. - Eswatini Trade Facts

• Eswatini was the United States' 167th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Eswatini totaled $13 million in 2018, down 34.9% ($7 million) from 2017, and down 90.0% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: sugar ($6 million), perfumery, cosmetics ($1 million), special other (repairs) ($942 thousand), electrical machinery ($839 thousand), and machinery ($769 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Eswatini totaled $7 million in 2018. Leading categories include raw beet & cane sugar ($6 million), essential oils ($496 thousand), processed fruit & vegetables ($240 thousand), other vegetable oils ($80 thousand), and wine and beer ($11 thousand).


U.S. - Ethiopia Trade Facts

• Ethiopia was the United States' 97th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Ethiopia totaled $445 million in 2018, up 52.6% ($153 million) from 2017, and up 192.2% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($140 million), special other (returns) ($70 million), knit apparel ($61 million), woven apparel ($51 million), and footwear ($35 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Ethiopia totaled $168 million in 2018. Leading categories include coffee, unroasted ($139 million), nursery products ($5 million), spices ($3 million), planting seeds ($481 thousand), and wine and beer ($423 thousand).


U.S. - Gabon Trade Facts

• Gabon was the United States' 108th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Gabon totaled $288 million in 2018, up 45.1% ($90 million) from 2017, but down 87.3% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($182 million), ores, slag, and ash (manganese) ($85 million), wood and wood products ($7 million), rubber ($5 million), and art and antiques ($5 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Gabon totaled $5 million in 2018. The leading category is rubber & allied products ($5 million).


U.S. – The Gambia Trade Facts

• The Gambia was the United States' 217th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from The Gambia totaled $565 thousand in 2018, down 41.4% ($399 thousand) from 2017, and down 11.9% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: fish and seafood ($204 thousand), machinery ($106 thousand), animal or vegetable fats and oils ($43 thousand), low-value estimates ($41 thousand), and electrical machinery ($32 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from The Gambia totaled $71 thousand in 2018.


U.S. - Ghana Trade Facts

• Ghana was the United States' 86th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Ghana totaled $582 million in 2018, down 22.5% ($169 million) from 2017, but up 161.8% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($312 million), cocoa ($169 million), rubber ($18 million), wood and wood products ($14 million), and knit apparel ($14 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Ghana totaled $216 million in 2018. Leading categories include cocoa beans ($115 million), cocoa paste & cocoa butter ($53 million), rubber & allied products ($18 million), fresh vegetables ($11 million), and tree nuts ($5 million).


U.S. - Guinea Trade Facts

• Guinea was the United States' 183rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Guinea totaled $6 million in 2018, up 2.3% ($135 thousand) from 2017, but down 94% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: precious metal and stone ($2 million), special other ($987 thousand), animal or vegetable fats and oils ($764 thousand), metal tools, implements, cutlery ($720 thousand), and fish and seafood ($479 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Guinea totaled $891 thousand in 2018.


U.S. - Guinea-Bissau Trade Facts 

• Guinea-Bissau was the United States' 223rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Guinea-Bissau totaled $194 thousand in 2018, up 919.9% ($175 thousand) from 2017, and up 18.2% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: edible fruit & nuts ($151 thousand), special other ($20 thousand), machinery ($19 thousand), optical and medical instruments ($3 thousand), and special other ($1 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Guinea-Bissau totaled $151 thousand in 2018.


U.S.- Kenya Trade Facts

• Kenya was the United States' 85th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Kenya totaled $644 million in 2018, up 12.6% ($72 million) from 2017, and up 87.5% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: woven apparel ($240 million), knit apparel ($153 million), edible fruit & nuts (cocoa, brazil, cashew) ($74 million), special other (returns) ($55 million), and coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($50 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Kenya totaled $154 million in 2018. Leading categories include tree nuts ($75 million), coffee, unroasted ($43 million), tea, including herb ($17 million), essential oils ($11 million), and other vegetable oils ($3 million).


Kenya imported $240 million worth of knit apparel into the U.S. in 2018


U.S.- Lesotho Trade Facts

• Lesotho was the United States' 100th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Lesotho totaled $422 million in 2018, up 36.8% ($113 million) from 2017, and up 12.7% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: knit apparel ($213 million), woven apparel ($108 million), precious metal and stone ($98 million), electrical machinery ($2 million), and special other ($391 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Lesotho totaled $109 thousand in 2018.


U.S.- Liberia Trade Facts

• Liberia was the United States' 139th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Liberia totaled $62 million in 2018, down 32.5% ($30 million) from 2017, and down 57.1% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: rubber ($56 million), precious metal and stone ($2 million), art and antiques ($2 million), animal or vegetable fats and oils ($615 thousand), and miscellaneous chemical products ($158 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Liberia totaled $57 million in 2018. Leading categories include rubber & allied products ($56 million), tropical oils ($613 thousand), spices ($24 thousand), processed fruit & vegetables ($22 thousand), and tree nuts ($6 thousand).


U.S.- Madagascar Trade Facts

• Madagascar was the United States' 81st largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Madagascar totaled $893 million in 2018, up 20.2% ($150 million) from 2017, and up 175.2% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: coffee, tea & spice (vanilla beans) ($522 million), woven apparel ($126 million), knit apparel ($73 million), other base metals (cobalt) ($65 million), and ores, slag, and ash (titanium) ($33 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Madagascar totaled $535 million in 2018. Leading categories include spices ($522 million), essential oils ($6 million), cocoa beans ($2 million), cocoa paste & cocoa butter ($402 thousand), and processed fruit & vegetables ($117 thousand).


U.S.- Malawi Trade Facts

• Malawi was the United States' 140th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Malawi totaled $57 million in 2018, down 7.8% ($5 million) from 2017, and down 12.1% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: tobacco ($25 million), coffee, tea & spice ($15 million), edible fruit & nuts ($10 million), sugar ($6 million), and knit apparel ($860 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Malawi totaled $56 million in 2018. Leading categories include tobacco ($25 million), tea, including herb ($15 million), tree nuts ($10 million), raw beet & cane sugar ($6 million), and coffee, unroasted ($746 thousand).


U.S.- Mali Trade Facts

• Mali was the United States' 189th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Mali totaled $5 million in 2018, up 63.7% ($2 million) from 2017, but down 6.8% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: art and antiques ($2 million), machinery ($1 million), electrical machinery ($474 thousand), animal or vegetable fats and oils ($371 thousand), and special other ($222 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Mali totaled $442 thousand in 2018.


U.S.- Mauritania Trade Facts

• Mauritania was the United States' 168th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Mauritania totaled $13 million in 2018, down 78.4% ($48 million) from 2017, and down 71.3% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: special other ($7 million), fertilizers ($3 million), fish and seafood ($1 million), miscellaneous manufactured goods ($789 thousand), and prepared meat and fish ($726 thousand).


U.S. - Mauritius Trade Facts

• Mauritius was the United States' 104th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

• U.S. goods imports from Mauritius totaled $286 million in 2017, down 14.9% ($50 million) from 2016, but up 52.4% from 2007.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: woven apparel ($123 million), precious metal and stone ($60 million), prepared meat and fish ($34 million), knit apparel ($24 million), and sugar ($11 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Mauritius totaled $12 million in 2017. Leading categories include raw beet & cane sugar ($11 million), spices ($820 thousand), sugars, sweeteners, bev bases ($85 thousand), wine and beer ($48 thousand), and tea, including herb ($10 thousand).


U.S.- Morocco Trade Facts

• Morocco was the United States' 70th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Morocco totaled $1.6 billion in 2018, up 27.0% ($333 million) from 2017, and up 78.2% from 2008. U.S. imports from Morocco are up 251% from 2005 (pre-FTA).

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: fertilizers ($775 million), electrical machinery ($126 million), woven apparel ($103 million), edible fruit & nuts (citrus, dried fruit) ($92 million), and salt, sulfur, earths, and stone (calcium ) ($66 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Morocco totaled $189 million in 2018. Leading categories include other fresh fruit ($80 million), processed fruit & vegetables ($55 million), other vegetable oils ($21 million), essential oils ($7 million), and tea, including herb ($5 million).

• U.S. imports of services from Morocco were an estimated $832 million in 2017 (latest data available), 32.3% ($203 million) more than 2016, and 194% greater than 2007 levels. Leading services imports from Morocco to the U.S. were in the travel, transport, and telecommunications, computer, and information services sectors.


Morocco imported fresh fruit worth $80 into the U.S. in 2018

U.S.- Mozambique Trade Facts

• Mozambique was the United States' 120th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Mozambique totaled $113 million in 2018, down 22.5% ($33 million) from 2017, but up 571.0% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: precious metal and stone (other stones, not strung) ($45 million), ores, slag, and ash (titanium) ($29 million), edible fruit & nuts (coconut, Brazil,cashew) ($18 million), sugar ($7 million), and fish and seafood (fresh fish, not fillet) ($4 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Mozambique totaled $27 million in 2018. Leading categories include tree nuts ($20 million), raw beet & cane sugar ($7 million), tobacco ($330 thousand), tea, including herb ($182 thousand), and red meats, fr/ch/fr ($107 thousand).


U.S.- Namibia Trade Facts

• Namibia was the United States' 119th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Namibia totaled $120 million in 2018, up 0.5% ($566 thousand) from 2017, but down 60% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: precious metal and stone ($99 million), ores, slag, and ash ($14 million), stone, plaster, cement ($1 million), special other ($860 thousand), and machinery ($657 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Namibia totaled $643 thousand in 2018.


U.S.- Niger Trade Facts

• Niger was the United States' 153rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Niger totaled $30 million in 2018, up 308.4% ($22 million) from 2017, but down 33.4% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: special other ($23 million), art and antiques ($3 million), machinery ($800 thousand), electrical machinery ($762 thousand), and live animals ($391 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Niger totaled $610 thousand in 2018.


U.S.- Nigeria Trade Facts

• Nigeria was the United States' 44th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Nigeria totaled $5.6 billion in 2018, down 20.3% ($1.4 billion) from 2017, and down 85.2% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($5.4 billion), special other ($45 million), fertilizers ($43 million), cocoa ($16 million), and artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($12 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Nigeria totaled $49 million in 2018. Leading categories include cocoa beans ($15 million), tea, including herb ($8 million), tree nuts ($6 million), feeds & fodders ($6 million), and spices ($4 million).


U.S.- Republic of Congo Trade Facts

• Congo (Brazzaville) was the United States' 116th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

• U.S. goods imports from Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $128 million in 2017, down 2.9% ($4 million) from 2016, and down 95.8% from 2007.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: mineral fuels ($103 million), wood and wood products ($14 million), machinery ($3 million), special other (returns) ($3 million), and precious metal and stone (diamonds) ($2 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $1 million in 2017.


U.S.- Rwanda Trade Facts

• Rwanda was the United States' 137th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Rwanda totaled $67 million in 2018, up 54.4% ($24 million) from 2017, and up 391.8% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: ores, slag, and ash (tungsten) ($31 million), coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($28 million), knit apparel ($3 million), leather products ($1 million), and vegetable saps and extracts (pectates) ($1 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Rwanda totaled $30 million in 2018. Leading categories include coffee, unroasted ($27 million), tree nuts ($726 thousand), tea, including herb ($543 thousand), processed fruit & vegetables ($262 thousand), and roasted & instant coffee ($81 thousand).


U.S.- Sao Tome and Principe Trade Facts

• Sao Tome and Principe was the United States' 216th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Sao Tome and Principe totaled $711 thousand in 2018, down 21.9% ($199 thousand) from 2017, but up 381% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: optical and medical instruments ($368 thousand), electrical machinery ($83 thousand), machinery ($69 thousand), cocoa ($59 thousand), and low-value estimates ($29 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Sao Tome and Principe totaled $59 thousand in 2018.


U.S.- Senegal Trade Facts

• Senegal was the United States' 118th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Senegal totaled $127 million in 2018, up 75.8% ($55 million) from 2017, and up 608.9% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($37 million), prepared meat and fish ($32 million), ores, slag, and ash ($30 million), fertilizers ($11 million), and special other ($6 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Senegal totaled $2 million in 2018.


U.S.- Seychelles Trade Facts

• Seychelles was the United States' 168th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

• U.S. goods imports from Seychelles totaled $13 million in 2017, up 125.9% ($7 million) from 2016, and up 22.3% from 2007.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: fish and seafood ($4 million), perfumery, cosmetics ($2 million), optical and medical instruments ($1 million), machinery ($1 million), and other base metals ($947 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Seychelles totaled $201 thousand in 2017.

South Africa imported wine and beer, $51 million worth into the U.S. in 2018

U.S.- Sierra Leone Trade Facts

• Sierra Leone was the United States' 141st largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Sierra Leone totaled $57 million in 2018, up 21.2% ($10 million) from 2017, and up 18.5% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: machinery ($25 million), ores, slag, and ash ($15 million), precious metal and stone ($5 million), electrical machinery ($5 million), and optical and medical instruments ($1 million).


U.S.- Somalia Trade Facts

• Somalia was the United States' 209th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Somalia totaled $1 million in 2018, up 18.4% ($182 thousand) from 2017, and up 467.5% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: perfumery, cosmetics ($647 thousand), electrical machinery ($206 thousand), vegetable saps and extracts ($198 thousand), machinery ($28 thousand), and special other ($26 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Somalia totaled $849 thousand in 2018.


U.S.- South Africa Trade Facts

• South Africa was the United States' 36th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from South Africa totaled $8.5 billion in 2018, up 9.4% ($727 million) from 2017, but down 14.9% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: precious metal and stone (platinum) ($3.8 billion), iron and steel ($752 million), vehicles ($553 million), aluminum ($480 million), and ores, slag, and ash (ash and residues) ($475 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from South Africa totaled $364 million in 2018. Leading categories include tree nuts ($80 million), other fresh fruit ($71 million), wine and beer ($51 million), processed fruit & vegetables ($43 million), and essential oils ($19 million).

• U.S. imports of services from South Africa were an estimated $2.0 billion in 2018, 6.3% ($120 million) more than 2017, and 16.1% greater than 2008 levels.


U.S.- Sudan Trade Facts

• Sudan was the United States' 163rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Sudan totaled $16 million in 2018.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: vegetable saps and extracts ($15 million), vegetables ($140 thousand), live animals ($120 thousand), miscellaneous grain, seeds, fruit ($68 thousand), and special other ($22 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Sudan totaled $407 thousand in 2018.


U.S. - Tanzania Trade Facts

• Tanzania was the United States' 128th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Tanzania totaled $97 million in 2018, down 21.7% ($27 million) from 2017, but up 73.7% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: knit apparel ($25 million), coffee, tea & spice ($23 million), woven apparel ($17 million), precious metal and stone ($12 million), and vegetable saps and extracts ($5 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Tanzania totaled $35 million in 2018. Leading categories include coffee, unroasted ($22 million), tree nuts ($4 million), cocoa beans ($1 million), planting seeds ($861 thousand), and tobacco ($588 thousand).


U.S.- Togo Trade Facts

• Togo was the United States' 170th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Togo totaled $13 million in 2018, down 10.8% ($2 million) from 2017, but up 17.2% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($6 million), special other ($2 million), edible fruit & nuts $1 million), soap, wax, dental prep ($996 thousand), and animal or vegetable fats and oils ($576 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Togo totaled $2 million in 2018.


U.S. - Uganda Trade Facts

• Uganda was the United States' 134th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Uganda totaled $69 million in 2018, down 13.0% ($10 million) from 2017, but up 30.8% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: coffee, tea & spice ($47 million), special other ($8 million), glue & enzymes ($3 million), fish and seafood ($2 million), and live trees and plants ($2 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Uganda totaled $53 million in 2018. Leading categories include coffee, unroasted ($37 million), spices ($10 million), other dairy products ($3 million), nursery products ($2 million), and other vegetable oils ($303 thousand).


U.S. - Zambia Trade Facts

• Zambia was the United States' 115th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Zambia totaled $183 million in 2018, up 176.7% ($117 million) from 2017, and up 255.1% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: copper ($121 million), precious metal and stone (emeralds) ($59 million), iron and steel ($1 million), special other (returns) ($1 million), and coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($606 thousand).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Zambia totaled $906 thousand in 2018.


U.S - Zimbabwe Trade Facts

• Zimbabwe was the United States' 133rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

• U.S. goods imports from Zimbabwe totaled $75 million in 2018, up 60.7% ($28 million) from 2017, but down 32.6% from 2008.

• The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: iron and steel ($54 million), sugar ($6 million), coffee, tea & spice ($5 million), tobacco ($4 million), and nickel ($1 million).

• U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Zimbabwe totaled $16 million in 2018. Leading categories include raw beet & cane sugar ($6 million), tea, including herb ($5 million), tobacco ($4 million), nursery products ($732 thousand), and spices ($476 thousand).

The top five export markets for U.S. goods in 2017 were Canada, $282 billion, Mexico, $243 billion, China, $130 billion, Japan, $68 billion and the United Kingdom, $56 billion.

Did you Know:
The top five export markets for U.S. goods in 2017 were Canada, $282 billion, Mexico, $243 billion, China, $130 billion, Japan, $68 billion and the United Kingdom, $56 billion.

Source Office of The United States Trade Representative https://ustr.gov/countries-regions/africa/regional-economic-communities-rec
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