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Somalia

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

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Somalia do not have any trade agreements.

U.S.-Somalia Trade Facts

Somalia is currently our 183rd largest goods trading partner with $51 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $50 million; goods imports totaled $1 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Somalia was $49 million in 2018.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Somalia supported an estimated 3 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Somalia was the United States' 171st largest goods export market in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods exports to Somalia in 2018 were $50 million, down 29.0% ($20 million) from 2017 and down 22.1% from 2008. 
     
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: cereals ($12 million), miscellaneous food ($11 million), baking related products ($8 million), electrical machinery ($4 million), and vegetables ($3 million).
     
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Somalia totaled $38 million in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: coarse grains (ex. corn) ($12 million), prepared food ($10 million), pulses ($3 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($3 million), and dairy products ($606 thousand).

Imports

  • Somalia was the United States' 209th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods imports from Somalia totaled $1 million in 2018, up 18.4% ($182 thousand) from 2017, and up 467.5% from 2008. 
     
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: perfumery, cosmetics ($647 thousand), electrical machinery ($206 thousand), vegetable saps and extracts ($198 thousand), machinery ($28 thousand), and special other ($26 thousand).
     
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Somalia totaled $849 thousand in 2018.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Somalia was $49 million in 2018, a 29.7% decrease ($21 million) over 2017.

Investment

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

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

NOTE: No services trade data with Somalia are available.