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

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

U.S.-Sudan Trade Facts

Sudan is currently our 174th largest goods trading partner with $70 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $55 million; goods imports totaled $15 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sudan was $41 million in 2016. 

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Sudan supported an estimated 4 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available). 


  • Sudan was the United States' 160th largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Sudan in 2016 were $55 million, down 6.8% ($4 million) from 2015.

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: cereals ($22 million), vegetables ($14 million), fats and oils  ($5 million), miscellaneous grain, seeds, fruit  ($4 million), and machinery ($4 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Sudan totaled $47 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: coarse grains (ex. corn) ($22 million), pulses ($14 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($5 million), planting seeds ($4 million), and prepared food ($1 million). 


  • Sudan was the United States' 164th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Sudan totaled $15 million in 2016, up 64.4% ($6 million) from 2015.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: vegetable saps and extracts  ($10 million), art and antiques ($5 million), special other ($12 thousand), vehicles ($11 thousand), and articles of base metal ($3 thousand).

  • There were no agricultural products imported from Sudan in 2016.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sudan was $41 million in 2016, a 19.4% decrease ($10 million) over 2015. 


  • Data on U.S. FDI in Sudan are unavailable. 

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

NOTE: No services trade data with Sudan are available.