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Sierra Leone

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

U.S.-Sierra Leone Trade Facts

Sierra Leone is currently our 165th largest goods trading partner with $119 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2012. Goods exports totaled $101 million; Goods imports totaled $18 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sierra Leone was $83 million in 2012.


Sierra was the United States' 150th largest goods export market in 2012.

U.S. goods exports to Sierra Leone in 2012 were $101 million, down 1.8% from 2011.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Meat ($18 million), Vehicles ($17 million), Machinery ($16 million), Electrical Machinery ($8 million), and Special Other (low value shipments and articles for donation) ($7 million).


Sierra Leone was the United States' 161st largest supplier of goods imports in 2012.

U.S. goods imports from Sierra Leone totaled $18 million in 2012, a 32.8% decrease from 2012.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Ores, Slag, and Ash ($5 million), Precious Stones (diamonds) ($4 million), Electrical machinery ($3 million), Art and Antiques ($2 million), and Machinery ($582 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sierra Leone was $83 million in 2012, 8.9% more than in 2011.