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Eritrea

AGOA Status: Eritrea is not eligible for AGOA this year.

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

U.S. - Eritrea Trade Facts

Eritrea is currently our 214th largest goods trading partner with $5 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $5 million; goods imports totaled $267 thousand. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Eritrea was $5 million in 2017.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Eritrea supported an estimated 20 jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Eritrea was the United States' 204th largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Eritrea in 2017 were $5 million, up 64.7% ($2 million) from 2016 but down 17.9% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: machinery ($2 million), electrical machinery ($1 million), miscellaneous chemical products ($396 thousand), plastics ($279 thousand), and furniture and bedding ($221 thousand).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Eritrea totaled $13 thousand in 2017.  

Imports

  • Eritrea was the United States' 222nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Eritrea totaled $267 thousand in 2017, down 43.2% ($203 thousand) from 2016, and down 38.1% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: wood and wood products ($109 thousand), beverages ($69 thousand), electrical machinery ($31 thousand), machinery ($23 thousand), and iron and steel products ($15 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Eritrea totaled $20 thousand in 2017.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Eritrea was $5 million in 2017, a 84.4% increase ($2 million) over 2016. 

Investment

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

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

NOTE: No services trade data with Eritrea are available.