AGOA Status: Sao Tome and Principe is eligible for AGOA this year.
Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Sao Tome and Principe have no trade or investment agreements.
U.S.-Sao Tome and Principe Trade Facts
Sao Tome and Principe is currently our 220th largest goods trading partner with $3 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $2 million; goods imports totaled $710 thousand. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sao Tome and Principe was $1 million in 2018.
According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Sao Tome and Principe supported an estimated 5 jobs in 2015 (latest data available).
- Sao Tome and Principe was the United States' 214th largest goods export market in 2018.
- U.S. goods exports to Sao Tome and Principe in 2018 were $2 million, down 34.1% ($1 million) from 2017 and down 36.7% from 2008.
- The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: perfumery, cosmetics ($698 thousand), vehicles ($197 thousand), meat ($147 thousand), electrical machinery ($146 thousand), and edible fruit & nuts ($142 thousand).
- U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Sao Tome and Principe totaled $450 thousand in 2018.
- Sao Tome and Principe was the United States' 216th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
- U.S. goods imports from Sao Tome and Principe totaled $710 thousand in 2018, down 21.9% ($200 thousand) from 2017, but up 381% from 2008.
- The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: optical and medical instruments ($368 thousand), electrical machinery ($83 thousand), machinery ($69 thousand), cocoa ($59 thousand), and low value estimates ($29 thousand).
- U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Sao Tome and Principe totaled $59 thousand in 2018.
- The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sao Tome and Principe was $1 million in 2018, a 39.1% decrease ($873 thousand) over 2017.
U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Sao Tome and Principe (stock) was $21 million in 2017, unchanged from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Sao Tome and Principe.
No data on Sao Tome and Principe's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Sao Tome and Principe FDI in the U.S.
NOTE: No services trade data with Sao Tome and Principe are available.