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Djibouti

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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 145th largest goods trading partner with $188 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $153 million; goods imports totaled $35 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Djibouti was $117 million in 2015.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Djibouti supported an estimated 7 hundred jobs in 2014.

Exports

Djibouti was the United States' 131st largest goods export market in 2015.

U.S. goods exports to Djibouti in 2015 were $153 million, up 38% ($42 million) from 2014 and up 221% from 2005. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: electrical machinery ($21 million), cereals ($18 million), animal or vegetable fats and oils ($16 million), machinery ($16 million), and vegetables ($16 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Djibouti totaled $65 million in 2015. Leading categories include: coarse grains (ex. corn) ($17 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($16 million), pulses ($16 million), prepared food ($4 million), and wheat ($1 million).

Imports

Djibouti was the United States' 153rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2015.

U.S. goods imports from Djibouti totaled $35 million in 2015, up 199% ($24 million) from 2014, and up 3,114% from 2005. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: special other (returns) ($33 million), coffee, tea & spice ($1 million), cereals ($370 thousand), metal tools, implements, cutlery ($332 thousand), and milling products ($202 thousand).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Djibouti totaled $2 million in 2015.

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Djibouti was $117 million in 2015, a 18.5% increase ($18 million) over 2014.

Investment

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.