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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 194th largest goods trading partner with $18 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $12 million; goods imports totaled $6 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Seychelles was $7 million in 2016. 

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


  • Seychelles was the United States' 191st largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Seychelles in 2016 were $12 million, down 33.0% ($6 million) from 2015 but up 30.5% from 2006.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: machinery ($3 million), aircraft ($2 million), optical and medical instruments ($1 million), furniture and bedding ($1 million), and electrical machinery ($1 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Seychelles totaled $772 thousand in 2016.  


  • Seychelles was the United States' 182nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Seychelles totaled $6 million in 2016, down 4.2% ($243 thousand) from 2015, and down 44.7% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: fish and seafood  ($2 million), special other  $1 million), machinery ($694 thousand), knit apparel ($451 thousand), and vehicles ($344 thousand).

  • There were no agricultural products imported from Seychelles in 2016.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Seychelles was $7 million in 2016, a 46.2% decrease ($6 million) over 2015. 



  • 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. 

NOTE: No services trade data with Seychelles are available.