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Mozambique

Mozambique FlagAGOA Status: Mozambique is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Mozambique signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in 2005. The last high-level meeting under the TIFA took place in January 2012. See attached press release for more information. The U.S. and Mozambique also signed a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) that came into force in 2005.

U.S.-Mozambique Trade Facts

Mozambique is currently our 139th largest goods trading partner with $256 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $149 million; goods imports totaled $106 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mozambique was $43 million in 2016. 

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Mozambique supported an estimated 1 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available). 

Exports

  • Mozambique was the United States' 135th largest goods export market in2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Mozambique in 2016 were $149 million, down 43.4% ($115 million) from 2015 but up 132.2% from 2006.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: mineral fuels ($57 million), machinery ($27 million), aircraft ($11 million), cereals (corn) ($10 million), and vegetables (legum) ($7 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Mozambique totaled $26 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: corn ($8 million), pulses ($7 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($4 million), poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($2 million), and wheat ($847 thousand). 

Imports

  • Mozambique was the United States' 121st largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Mozambique totaled $106 million in 2016, up 10.6% ($10 million) from 2015, and up 582.7% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: ores, slag, and ash (titanium ) ($30 million), precious metal and stone (other stones, not strung) ($28 million), edible fruit & nuts (coconut, brazil, cashew)  ($19 million), mineral fuels ($9 million), and aluminum ($9 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Mozambique totaled $26 million in 2016. Leading categories include: tree nuts ($20 million), raw beet & cane sugar ($5 million), tea, incl herb ($240 thousand), tobacco ($54 thousand), and spices ($51 thousand). 

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mozambique was $43 million in 2016, a 74.3% decrease ($125 million) over 2015. 

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mozambique (stock) was $354 million in 2016. 

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

NOTE: No services trade data with Mozambique are available.