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AGOA Status: Burundi is not 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 195th largest goods trading partner with $17 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $8 million; goods imports totaled $9 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Burundi was $832 thousand in 2017.


  • Burundi was the United States' 200th largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Burundi in 2017 were $8 million, down 3.3% ($275 thousand) from 2016 but up 17.4% from 2007. 

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: baking related products ($5 million), special other (articles for repair) ($1 million), machinery ($613 thousand), animal or vegetable fats and oils (fixed vegetable oil) ($603 thousand), and miscellaneous textile articles ($247 thousand).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Burundi totaled $6 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: dairy products ($5 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($603 thousand), breakfast cereals ($89 thousand), prepared food ($15 thousand), and pulses ($10 thousand).


  • Burundi was the United States' 174th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Burundi totaled $9 million in 2017, up 34.8% ($2 million) from 2016, and up 706.8% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($6 million), ores, slag, and ash (tungsten) ($3 million), art and antiques ($9 thousand), special other (low value estimates) ($6 thousand), and vehicles ($3 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Burundi totaled $6 million in 2017. The leading category is: coffee, unroasted ($6 million).

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. trade balance with Burundi shifted from a goods trade surplus of $2 million in 2016 to a goods trade deficit of $832 thousand in 2017.


  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Burundi (stock) was $1 million in 2017, unchanged from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Burundi.

  • No data on Burundi's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Burundi FDI in the U.S.

NOTE: No services trade data with Burundi are available.