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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 160th largest goods trading partner with $131 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2012. Goods exports totaled $119 million; Goods imports totaled $12 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Djibouti was $107 million in 2012.

Exports

Djibouti was the United States' 147th largest goods export market in 2012.

U.S. goods exports to Djibouti in 2012 were $119 million, down 8.1% from 2011.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Cereals (wheat) ($38 million), Machinery ($18 million), Fats and Oils (vegetable oil) ($16 million), Vegetables (peas) ($7 million), and Electrical Machinery ($6 million).

Imports

Djibouti was the United States' 168th largest supplier of goods imports in 2012.

U.S. goods imports from Djibouti totaled $12 million in 2012, a 192.4% increase from 2011.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Special Other (returns) ($10 million), Spices, Coffee, and Tea (coffee) ($1 million), Miscellaneous Grain, Seed, and Fruit ($186 thousand), Special Other (low value transactions) ($184 thousand), and Tools, Cutlery ($82 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Djibouti was $107 million in 2012, 14.6% less than in 2011.