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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 146th largest goods trading partner with $192 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $157 million; goods imports totaled $34 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Djibouti was $123 million in 2017.

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' 130th largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Djibouti in 2017 were $157 million, up 18.8% ($25 million) from 2016 and up 167.2% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: aircraft ($26 million), electrical machinery ($24 million), cereals (grain sorgum) ($16 million), vegetables (legum) ($16 million), and animal or vegetable fats and oils (other fixed vegetable) ($14 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Djibouti totaled $56 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: pulses ($16 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($14 million), coarse grains (ex. corn) ($9 million), wheat ($7 million), and dairy products ($3 million). 


  • Djibouti was the United States' 153rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Djibouti totaled $34 million in 2017, up 22.0% ($6 million) from 2016, and up 662.3% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: special other (returns) ($30 million), machinery ($2 million), footwear ($1 million), special other (low value estimates) ($375 thousand), and optical and medical instruments ($182 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Djibouti totaled $323 thousand in 2017.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Djibouti was $123 million in 2017, a 18.0% increase ($19 million) over 2016. 


  • Data on U.S. FDI in Djibouti are unavailable. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Djibouti.

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


NOTE: No services trade data with Djibouti are available.