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Niger

Niger Flag AGOA Status: Niger is eligible for AGOA this year.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), which includes Niger, have a Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).

U.S.-Niger Trade Facts

Niger is currently our 164th largest goods trading partner with $119 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2012. Goods exports totaled $37 million; Goods imports totaled $82 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Niger was $44 million in 2012.

Exports

Niger was the United States' 174th largest goods export market in 2012.

U.S. goods exports to Niger in 2012 were $37 million, down 22.0% from 2011.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Cereals (rice) ($10 million), Vehicles ($7 million), Machinery ($4 million), Electrical Machinery ($2 million), and Miscellaneous Textile Articles ($2 million).

Imports

Niger was the United States' 131st largest supplier of goods imports in 2012.

U.S. goods imports from Niger totaled $82 million in 2012, a 71.7% decrease from 2012.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Mineral Fuel (oil) ($75 million), Paper ($3 million), Machinery ($2 million), Electrical Machinery ($368 thousand), and Optic and Medical Instruments ($210 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Niger was $44 million in 2012, 81.6% less than in 2011.