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Djibouti

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AGOA Status: Djibouti is eligible for AGOA this year.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which includes Djibouti, signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in 2001.

U.S.-Djibouti Trade Facts

Djibouti is currently our 155th largest goods trading partner with $174 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $170 million; Goods imports totaled $4 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Djibouti was $166 million in 2013.

Exports

Djibouti was the United States' 137th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Djibouti in 2013 were $170 million, up 43% from 2012.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Cereals (wheat) ($33 million), Fats and Oils (vegetable oil) ($32 million), Machinery ($16 million), Vegetables (peas) ($15 million), and Electrical Machinery ($12 million).

Imports

Djibouti was the United States' 185th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Djibouti totaled $4 million in 2013, a 66.7% decrease from 2012.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Special Other (returns) ($3 million), Spices, Coffee, and Tea (coffee) ($318 thousand), and Tools, Cutlery ($56 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Djibouti was $166 million in 2013, 55.1% more than in 2012.