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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 162nd largest goods trading partner with $124 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $83 million; Goods imports totaled $42 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sierra Leone was $41 million in 2013.

Exports

Sierra was the United States' 155th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Sierra Leone in 2013 were $83 million, down 18.2% from 2012.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Machinery ($20 million), Vehicles ($19 million), Meat ($9 million), Misc. Edible Preparations ($5 million), and Textile Art ($5 million).

Imports

Sierra Leone was the United States' 144th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Sierra Leone totaled $42 million in 2013, a 132.8% increase from 2012.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Ores, Slag, and Ash ($27 million), Precious Stones (diamonds) ($9 million), Art and Antiques ($1 million), and Machinery ($1 million).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sierra Leone was $41 million in 2013, 50.7% less than in 2012.