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AGOA Status: Djibouti is eligible for AGOA this year.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which includes Djibouti, signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in 2001.

U.S. - Djibouti Trade Facts

Djibouti is currently our 153rd largest goods trading partner with $161 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $133 million; goods imports totaled $28 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Djibouti was $105 million in 2016. 

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Djibouti supported an estimated 8 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available). 


  • Djibouti was the United States' 140th largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Djibouti in 2016 were $133 million, down 8.4% ($12 million) from 2015 but up 178.3% from 2006.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: aircraft ($16 million), electrical machinery ($15 million),  fats and oils ($14 million), machinery ($12 million), and baking related products ($12 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Djibouti totaled $51 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($14 million), coarse grains (ex. corn) ($11 million), pulses ($9 million), prepared food ($3 million), and condiments & sauces ($311 thousand). 


  • Djibouti was the United States' 152nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Djibouti totaled $28 million in 2016, down 21.0% ($7 million) from 2015, but up 750.1% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: special other  ($27 million), coffee, tea & spice  ($648 thousand), special other ($142 thousand), woven apparel ($94 thousand), and milling products ($78 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Djibouti totaled $726 thousand in 2016.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Djibouti was $105 million in 2016, a 4.3% decrease ($5 million) over 2015. 


  • No data on U.S. FDI in Djibouti are available.

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


NOTE: No services trade data with Djibouti are available.