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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 175th largest goods trading partner with $72 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $71 million; goods imports totaled $987 thousand. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Somalia was $70 million in 2017.

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' 157th largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Somalia in 2017 were $71 million, up 81.8% ($32 million) from 2016 and up 241.1% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: vehicles ($16 million), cereals ($14 million), miscellaneous food ($10 million), electrical machinery ($6 million), and animal or vegetable fats and oils ($5 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Somalia totaled $38 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: coarse grains (ex. corn) ($14 million), prepared food ($10 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($5 million), pulses ($3 million), and dairy products ($19 thousand). 

Imports

  • Somalia was the United States' 211th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Somalia totaled $987 thousand in 2017, down 0.1% ($1 thousand) from 2016, but up 463.5% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: vegetable saps and extracts ($552 thousand), machinery ($322 thousand), electrical machinery ($33 thousand), dairy, eggs, honey ($26 thousand), and wood and wood products ($18 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Somalia totaled $577 thousand in 2017.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Somalia was $70 million in 2017, a 84.0% increase ($32 million) over 2016. 

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.