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Ethiopia

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AGOA Status: Ethiopia is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

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

U.S. - Ethiopia Trade Facts

Ethiopia is currently our 81st largest goods trading partner with $1.9 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $1.6 billion; goods imports totaled $310 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Ethiopia was $1.2 billion in 2015.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Ethiopia supported an estimated 9 thousand jobs in 2014 (latest data available).

Exports

Ethiopia was the United States' 66th largest goods export market in 2015.

U.S. goods exports to Ethiopia in 2015 were $1.6 billion, down 6.8% ($114 million) from 2014 but up 241% from 2005. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: aircraft ($1.3 billion), cereals (wheat) ($61 million), special other (repairs, low value estimates) ($28 million), machinery ($24 million), and electrical machinery ($23 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Ethiopia totaled $94 million in 2015. Leading categories include: wheat ($56 million), pulses ($21 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($7 million), coarse grains (ex. corn) ($6 million), and dairy products ($895 thousand).

Imports

Ethiopia was the United States' 98th largest supplier of goods imports in 2015.

U.S. goods imports from Ethiopia totaled $310 million in 2015, up 50% ($103 million) from 2014, and up 401% from 2005. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($127 million), special other (returns) ($107 million), footwear ($19 million), miscellaneous grain, seeds, fruit (niger seeds)($18 million), and knit apparel ($13 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Ethiopia totaled $155 million in 2015. Leading categories include: coffee, unroasted ($126 million), nursery products ($6 million), spices ($3 million), wine and beer ($445 thousand), and rubber & allied products ($220 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Ethiopia was $1.2 billion in 2015, a 14.9% decrease ($217 million) over 2014.

Investment

Data on U.S. FDI in Ethiopia are unavailable.

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


NOTE: No services trade data with Ethiopia are available.