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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 215th largest goods trading partner with $4 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $3 million; goods imports totaled $910 thousand. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sao Tome and Principe was $2 million in 2017.
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).
Sao Tome and Principe was the United States' 208th largest goods export market in 2017.
U.S. goods exports to Sao Tome and Principe in 2017 were $3 million, up 57.5% ($1 million) from 2016 but down 62.7% from 2007.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: mineral fuels ($860 thousand), perfumery, cosmetics ($493 thousand), machinery ($458 thousand), vehicles ($426 thousand), and optical and medical instruments ($244 thousand).
U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Sao Tome and Principe totaled $187 thousand in 2017.
Sao Tome and Principe was the United States' 215th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.
U.S. goods imports from Sao Tome and Principe totaled $910 thousand in 2017, up 95.9% ($445 thousand) from 2016, and up 131.5% from 2007.
The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: special other ($399 thousand), electrical machinery ($133 thousand), optical and medical instruments ($95 thousand), cocoa ($76 thousand), and machinery ($59 thousand).
U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Sao Tome and Principe totaled $76 thousand in 2017.
The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sao Tome and Principe was $2 million in 2017, a 45.8% increase ($701 thousand) over 2016.
U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Sao Tome and Principe (stock) was $21 million in 2017, unchanged from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Sao Tome and Principe.
No data on Sao Tome and Principe's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Sao Tome and Principe FDI in the U.S.
NOTE: No services trade data with Sao Tome and Principe are available.