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Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe

AGOA Status: Sao Tome and Principe is eligible for AGOA this year.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Sao Tome and Principe have no trade or investment agreements.

U.S.-Sao Tome and Principe Trade Facts

Sao Tome and Principe is currently our 221st largest goods trading partner with $2 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $2 million; goods imports totaled $465 thousand. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sao Tome and Principe was $2 million in 2016. 

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Sao Tome and Principe supported an estimated 5 jobs in 2015 (latest data available). 

Exports

  • Sao Tome and Principe was the United States' 212th largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Sao Tome and Principe in 2016 were $2 million, up 133.5% ($1 million) from 2015 but down 46.2% from 2006.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: machinery ($808 thousand), pharmaceuticals ($692 thousand), vehicles ($95 thousand), special other ($75 thousand), and plastics ($53 thousand).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Sao Tome and Principe totaled $54 thousand in 2016.  

Imports

  • Sao Tome and Principe was the United States' 218th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Sao Tome and Principe totaled $465 thousand in 2016, down 39.9% ($309 thousand) from 2015, but up 129.1% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: machinery ($120 thousand), electrical machinery ($79 thousand), iron and steel products ($64 thousand), special other ($54 thousand), and cocoa ($53 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Sao Tome and Principe totaled $53 thousand in 2016.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sao Tome and Principe was $2 million in 2016, a 1,798.1% increase ($1 million) over 2015. 

Investments

  • Data on U.S. FDI in Sao Tome and Principe are unavailable. 

  • No data on Sao Tome and Principe's FDI in the U.S. are available. 

NOTE: No services trade data with Sao Tome and Principe are available.