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AGOA Status: Zambia is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits. Zambia hosted the 10th Annual AGOA Forum in Lusaka in June 2011.
Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which includes Zambia, signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in 2001.
U.S. Zambia-Trade Facts
Zambia is currently our 155th largest goods trading partner with $151 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $85 million; goods imports totaled $66 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Zambia was $19 million in 2017.
According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Zambia supported an estimated 4 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available).
Zambia was the United States' 149th largest goods export market in 2017.
U.S. goods exports to Zambia in 2017 were $85 million, up 4.3% ($4 million) from 2016 and up 22.7% from 2007.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: machinery ($40 million), rubber ($13 million), special other (low value estimates) ($7 million), vehicles ($5 million), and electrical machinery ($4 million).
U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Zambia totaled $822 thousand in 2017.
Zambia was the United States' 135th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.
U.S. goods imports from Zambia totaled $66 million in 2017, up 41.9% ($19 million) from 2016, and up 35.4% from 2007.
The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: precious metal and stone (emeralds) ($44 million), other base metals (cobalt) ($15 million), copper ($5 million), coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($1 million), and dairy, eggs, honey ($358 thousand).
U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Zambia totaled $2 million in 2017.
The U.S. goods trade surplus with Zambia was $19 million in 2017, a 45.5% decrease ($16 million) over 2016.
U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Zambia (stock) was $58 million in 2017, a 4.9% decrease from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Zambia.
No data on Zambia's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Zambia FDI in the U.S.
NOTE: No services trade data with Zambia are available.