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Cape Verde

Cape Verde

AGOA Status: Cape Verde is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Cape Verde have no trade agreements

U.S.-Cape Verde Trade Facts

Cape Verde is currently our 206th largest goods trading partner with $12 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2012. Goods exports totaled $8 million; Goods imports totaled $4 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Cape Verde was $4 million in 2012.

Exports

Cape Verde was the United States' 204th largest goods export market in 2012.

U.S. goods exports to Cape Verde in 2012 were $8 million, down 32% from 2011.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Meat (poultry) ($2 million), Special Other (low value shipments) ($2 million), Machinery ($800 thousand), Perfumery and Cosmetics Etc. ($748 thousand), and Optic and Optic Instruments ($566 thousand).

Imports

Cape Verde was the United States' 184th largest supplier of goods imports in 2012.

U.S. goods imports from Cape Verde totaled $4 million in 2012, a 170% increase from 2011.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Electrical Machinery ($3 million), Beverages (rum and tafia) ($568 thousand), Baking Related ($114 thousand), Special Other (returns) ($109 thousand), and Machinery ($47 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Cape Verde was $4 million in 2011, 62% less than in 2012.