You are here


Burundi Flag

AGOA Status: Burundi is eligible for AGOA this year.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. signed Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFA) with the East African Community (EAC) in 2008, and with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in 2001. Burundi is a member of both regional organizations. USTR’s Africa Office is also leading U.S. efforts to forge a new trade and investment partnership with the East African Community.

U.S. - Burundi Trade Facts

Burundi is currently our 198th largest goods trading partner with $14 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $6 million; goods imports totaled $8 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Burundi was $3 million in 2015.


  • Burundi was the United States' 201st largest goods export market in 2015.

  • U.S. goods exports to Burundi in 2015 were $6 million, up 4.6% ($255 thousand) from 2014 but down 28% from 2005. 

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: baking related products ($2 million), miscellaneous food ($1 million), miscellaneous textile articles ($546 thousand), machinery ($541 thousand), and vegetable fats and oils ($361 thousand).

  • U.S. exports of agricultural products to Burundi totaled $4 million in 2015.


  • Burundi was the United States' 176th largest supplier of goods imports in 2015.

  • U.S. goods imports from Burundi totaled $8 million in 2015, up 93% ($4 million) from 2014, and up 90% from 2005. 

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($8 million), fish and seafood (ornamental fish) ($18 thousand), art and antiques ($9 thousand), machinery ($8 thousand), and wood and wood products ($7 thousand).

  • U.S. imports of agricultural products from Burundi totaled $8 million in 2015.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. trade balance with Burundi shifted from a goods trade surplus of $1 million in 2014 to a goods trade deficit of $3 million in 2015.


  • Data on U.S. FDI in Burundi are unavailable.

  • No data on Burundi's FDI in the U.S. are available.

NOTE: No services trade data with Burundi are available.