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 154th largest goods trading partner with $161 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $113 million; goods imports totaled $48 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Djibouti was $65 million in 2018.

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' 150th largest goods export market in 2018.
  • U.S. goods exports to Djibouti in 2018 were $113 million, down 28.3% ($45 million) from 2017 and down 19.9% from 2008.  
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: aircraft ($22 million), electrical machinery ($18 million), animal or vegetable fats and oils (other fixed vegetable) ($12 million), machinery ($10 million), and cereals (corn) ($7 million).
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Djibouti totaled $32 million in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($12 million), coarse grains (ex. corn) ($7 million), pulses ($5 million), poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($186 thousand), and condiments & sauces ($133 thousand).


  • Djibouti was the United States' 148th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
  • U.S. goods imports from Djibouti totaled $48 million in 2018, up 39.7% ($14 million) from 2017, and up 578.6% from 2008. 
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: special other (returns) ($45 million), coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($761 thousand), special other (low value estimates) ($588 thousand), arms and ammunition ($366 thousand), and electrical machinery ($182 thousand).
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Djibouti totaled $934 thousand in 2018.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Djibouti was $65 million in 2018, a 47.2% decrease ($58 million) over 2017.


  • 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.