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AGOA Status: Uganda is eligible for African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. signed Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFA) with the East African Community (EAC) in 2008, and with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in 2001. Uganda is a member of both EAC and COMESA regional organizations. USTR’s Africa Office is also leading U.S. efforts to forge a new trade and investment partnership with the East African Community.

U.S.-Uganda Trade Facts

Uganda is currently our 150th largest goods trading partner with $154 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $90 million; goods imports totaled $64 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Uganda was $25 million in 2015.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of Goods to Uganda supported an estimated 4 hundred jobs in 2014 (latest data available).

Exports

Uganda was the United States' 146th largest goods export market in 2015.

U.S. goods exports to Uganda in 2015 were $90 million, up 14% ($11 million) from 2014 and up 43% from 2005. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: aircraft ($25 million), machinery ($16 million), electrical machinery ($14 million), special other (articles donated for relief) ($8 million), and optical and medical instruments ($6 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Uganda totaled $3 million in 2015.

Imports

Uganda was the United States' 135th largest supplier of goods imports in 2015.

U.S. goods imports from Uganda totaled $64 million in 015, up 40% ($18 million) from 2014, and up 149% from 2005. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($26 million), special other (returns) ($24 million), glue & enzymes (caseins) ($6 million), fish and seafood (perch) ($2 million), and machinery ($1 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Uganda totaled $35 million in 2015. Leading categories include: coffee, unroasted ($25 million), other dairy products ($6 million), spices ($1 million), nursery products ($1 million), and processed fruit & vegetables ($92 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Uganda was $25 million in 2015, a 21.5% decrease ($7 million) over 2014.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Uganda (stock) was $71 million in 2014 (latest data available), a 34.3% decrease from 2013. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Uganda.

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

NOTE: No services trade data with Uganda are available.