AGOA Status: Eswatini is eligible for AGOA this year.
Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU), which includes Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), signed a Trade, Investment, and Development Cooperative Agreement (TIDCA) in 2008. The TIDCA establishes a forum for consultative discussions, cooperative work, and possible agreements on a wide range of trade issues, with a special focus on customs and trade facilitation, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, and trade and investment promotion.
Eswatini is also a member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the U.S. in 2001.
U.S.-Eswatini Trade Facts
In 2019, Eswatini GDP was an estimated $4.7 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 1.0%; and the population was 1 million. (Source: IMF)
Eswatini is currently our 189th largest goods trading partner with $36 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2019. Goods exports totaled $20 million; goods imports totaled $16 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Eswatini was $4 million in 2019.
- Eswatini was the United States' 187th largest goods export market in 2019.
- U.S. goods exports to Eswatini in 2019 were $20 million, down 41.2% ($14 million) from 2018 but up 35.1% from 2009.
- The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: organic chemicals ($3 million), vegetable saps and extracts (pectates) ($3 million), machinery ($2 million), optical and medical instruments ($1 million), and perfumery, cosmetics ($1 million).
- U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Eswatini totaled $5 million in 2019. The leading domestic export category is: tree nuts ($972 thousand).
- Eswatini was the United States' 163rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2019.
- U.S. goods imports from Eswatini totaled $16 million in 2019, up 19.1% ($3 million) from 2018, but down 85.5% from 2009.
- The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: sugar ($10 million), preserved food (other fruit, nut) ($2 million), optical and medical instruments ($2 million), machinery ($1 million), and electrical machinery ($296 thousand).
- U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Eswatini totaled $12 million in 2019. The leading category is: raw beet & cane sugar ($10 million).
- The U.S. goods trade surplus with Eswatini was $4 million in 2019, a 81.1% decrease ($16 million) over 2018.
- There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Eswatini.
- No data on Eswatini's FDI in the U.S. are available.
NOTE: No services trade data with Eswatini are available.