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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 126th largest goods trading partner with $325 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $179 million; goods imports totaled $146 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mozambique was $34 million in 2017.

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' 125th largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Mozambique in 2017 were $179 million, up 19.9% ($30 million) from 2016 and up 55.8% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: mineral fuels ($58 million), machinery ($32 million), electrical machinery ($15 million), cereals (corn) ($11 million), and aircraft ($10 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Mozambique totaled $32 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: wheat ($10 million), soybean oil ($10 million), poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($1 million), coarse grains (ex. corn) ($631 thousand), and beef & beef products ($509 thousand). 

Imports

  • Mozambique was the United States' 113th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Mozambique totaled $146 million in 2017, up 37.1% ($39 million) from 2016, and up 2,616.9% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: precious metal and stone (other stones, not strung) ($65 million), ores, slag, and ash (titanium) ($34 million), edible fruit & nuts (coconut, brazil, cashew)  ($22 million), sugar ($9 million), and mineral fuels ($8 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Mozambique totaled $34 million in 2017. Leading categories include: tree nuts ($23 million), raw beet & cane sugar ($9 million), tobacco ($466 thousand), tea, including herb ($464 thousand), and hides & skins ($8 thousand). 

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mozambique was $34 million in 2017, a 22.3% decrease ($10 million) over 2016. 

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.