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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 86th largest goods trading partner with $1.9 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2014. Goods exports totaled $1.7 billion; goods imports totaled $207 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Ethiopia was $1.5 billion in 2014.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of Goods to Ethiopia supported an estimated 9 thousand jobs in 2014.

Exports

Ethiopia was the United States' 68th largest goods export market in 2014.

U.S. goods exports to Ethiopia in 2014 were $1.7 billion, up 142% ($980 million) from 2013, and up 451% from 2004.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2014 were: aircraft ($1.4 billion), cereals (wheat) ($63 million), electrical machinery ($37 million), machinery ($31 million), and special other (returns) ($22 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Ethiopia totaled $84 million in 2014. Leading categories include: wheat ($51 million), coarse grains (ex. corn) ($12 million), pulses ($7 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($6 million), and dairy products ($5 million).

 

Imports

Ethiopia was the United States' 110th largest supplier of goods imports in 2014.

U.S. goods exports to Ethiopia in 2014 were $1.7 billion, up 142% ($980 million) from 2013, and up 451% from 2004.

The five largest import categories in 2014 were: coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($94 million), special other (returns) ($45 million), footwear ($19 million), miscellaneous grain, seeds, fruit (niger seeds) ($15 million), and knit apparel ($8 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Ethiopia totaled $115 million in 2014. Leading categories include: coffee (unroasted) ($93 million), nursery products ($4 million), spices ($3 million), wine and beer ($311 thousand), and rubber & allied products ($236 thousand).

 

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Ethiopia was $1.5 billion in 2014, a 195% increase ($967 million) over 2013.

 

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ethiopia (stock) was $10 million in 2013 (latest data available), a 9.1% decrease from 2012.

There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Ethiopia.

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

 

NOTE: No services trade data with Ethiopia are available.