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Mozambique

AGOA 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 144th largest goods trading partner with $298 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $185 million; goods imports totaled $113 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mozambique was $72 million in 2018.

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' 138th largest goods export market in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods exports to Mozambique in 2018 were $185 million, up 3.3% ($6 million) from 2017 but down 13.3% from 2008. 
     
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($68 million), railway vehicles/equipment ($20 million), machinery ($17 million), animal or vegetable fats and oils (soybean oil) ($11 million), and electrical machinery ($9 million).
     
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Mozambique totaled $21 million in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: soybean oil ($11 million), wheat ($5 million), poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($2 million), rice ($930 thousand), and soybeans ($433 thousand).

Imports

  • Mozambique was the United States' 120th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods imports from Mozambique totaled $113 million in 2018, down 22.5% ($33 million) from 2017, but up 571.0% from 2008. 
     
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: precious metal and stone (other stones, not strung) ($45 million), ores, slag, and ash (titanium) ($29 million), edible fruit & nuts (coconut,brazil,cashew)  ($18 million), sugar ($7 million), and fish and seafood (fresh fish, not fillet) ($4 million).
     
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Mozambique totaled $27 million in 2018. Leading categories include: tree nuts ($20 million), raw beet & cane sugar ($7 million), tobacco ($330 thousand), tea, including herb ($182 thousand), and red meats, fr/ch/fr ($107 thousand).

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mozambique was $72 million in 2018, a 115.0% increase ($39 million) over 2017.

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mozambique (stock) was $398 million in 2017, a 15.9% decrease from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Mozambique

  • Mozambique's FDI in the United States (stock) was $1 million in 2017. There is no information on the distribution of Mozambique FDI in the U.S.  

NOTE: No services trade data with Mozambique are available.