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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 203rd largest goods trading partner with $12 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $9 million; Goods imports totaled $3 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Cape Verde was $7 million in 2013.

Exports

Cape Verde was the United States' 198th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Cape Verde in 2013 were $9 million, up 17.6% from 2012.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Machinery $2 million), Meat (poultry) ($2 million), Special, Other (low value shipments) ($2 million), Optic, Photo, Medic or Surgical Instruments ($746 thousand).

Imports

Cape Verde was the United States' 195th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Cape Verde totaled $2 million in 2013, a 40.6% decrease from 2012.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Apparel Articles and Accessories ($1 million), Beverages (rum and tafia) ($297 thousand), Toys ($208 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Cape Verde was $7 million in 2013, 78.4% more than in 2012.