You are here

Seychelles

AGOA Status: Seychelles is eligible for AGOA this year.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which includes Seychelles, signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in 2001.

U.S.-Seychelles Trade Facts

Seychelles is currently our 189th largest goods trading partner with $28 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $15 million; goods imports totaled $13 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Seychelles was $3 million in 2017.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Seychelles supported an estimated 96 jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Seychelles was the United States' 190th largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Seychelles in 2017 were $15 million, up 24.1% ($3 million) from 2016 and up 63.5% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: electrical machinery ($2 million), machinery ($2 million), aircraft ($2 million), ships and boats ($1 million), and meat ($1 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Seychelles totaled $1 million in 2017.  

Imports

  • Seychelles was the United States' 168th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Seychelles totaled $13 million in 2017, up 125.9% ($7 million) from 2016, and up 22.3% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: fish and seafood  ($4 million), perfumery, cosmetics ($2 million), optical and medical instruments ($1 million), machinery ($1 million), and other base metals ($947 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Seychelles totaled $201 thousand in 2017.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Seychelles was $3 million in 2017, a 58.6% decrease ($4 million) over 2016. 

Investment

  • Data on U.S. FDI in Seychelles are unavailable. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Seychelles.

  • No data on Seychelles's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Seychelles FDI in the U.S. 

NOTE: No services trade data with Seychelles are available.