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Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe

AGOA Status: Sao Tome and Principe is eligible for AGOA this year.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Sao Tome and Principe have no trade or investment agreements.

U.S.-Sao Tome and Principe Trade Facts

Sao Tome & Principe is currently our 222nd largest goods trading partner with $1 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2012. Goods exports totaled $870 thousand; Goods imports totaled $553 thousand. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sao Tome & Principe was $317 thousand in 2012.

Exports

Sao Tome & Principe was the United States' 225th largest goods export market in 2012.

U.S. goods exports to Sao Tome & Principe in 2012 were $870 thousand, down 85.8% from 2011.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Machinery ($230 thousand), Pharmaceutical Products ($164 thousand), Vehicles ($117 thousand), Electrical Machinery ($77 thousand), and Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($70 thousand).

Imports

Sao Tome & Principe was the United States' 208th largest supplier of goods imports in 2012.

U.S. goods imports from Sao Tome & Principe totaled $553 million in 2011, a 213% increase from 2010.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Paper, Paperboard ($234 thousand), Machinery ($203 thousand), Iron and Steel Products ($36 thousand), Cocoa ($26 thousand), and Special Other (returns) ($16 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sao Tome & Principe was $317 thousand in 2012, 93.8% more than in 2011.