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Sudan

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 168th largest goods trading partner with $111 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $95 million; goods imports totaled $16 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sudan was $79 million in 2018.

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

Exports

  • Sudan was the United States' 153rd largest goods export market in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods exports to Sudan totaled $95 million in 2018. 
     
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: cereals ($32 million), animal or vegetable fats and oils ($13 million), vegetables ($12 million), machinery ($9 million), and pharmaceuticals ($6 million).
     
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Sudan totaled $72 million in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: coarse grains (ex. corn) ($32 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($13 million), pulses ($12 million), live animals ($6 million), and planting seeds ($5 million).

Imports

  • Sudan was the United States' 163rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods imports from Sudan totaled $16 million in 2018. 
     
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: vegetable saps and extracts ($15 million), vegetables ($140 thousand), live animals ($120 thousand), miscellaneous grain, seeds, fruit ($68 thousand), and special other ($22 thousand).
     
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Sudan totaled $407 thousand in 2018.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sudan was $79 million in 2018, a 40.3% increase ($23 million) over 2017.

Investment

  • 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.