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Zimbabwe

AGOA Status: Zimbabwe is not eligible for AGOA this year.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which includes Zimbabwe, have a Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).

U.S-Zimbabwe Trade Facts

Zimbabwe is currently our 169th largest goods trading partner with $109 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $34 million; goods imports totaled $75 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Zimbabwe was $41 million in 2018.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Zimbabwe supported an estimated 2 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

Zimbabwe was the United States' 180th largest goods export market in 2018.

U.S. goods exports to Zimbabwe in 2018 were $34 million, down 14.9% ($6 million) from 2017 and down 63.4% from 2008. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: machinery ($12 million), vehicles ($9 million), miscellaneous chemical products ($2 million), special other ($2 million), and milling products ($2 million).

U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Zimbabwe totaled $3 million in 2018.

Imports

Zimbabwe was the United States' 133rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

U.S. goods imports from Zimbabwe totaled $75 million in 2018, up 60.7% ($28 million) from 2017, but down 32.6% from 2008. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: iron and steel ($54 million), sugar ($6 million), coffee, tea & spice ($5 million), tobacco ($4 million), and nickel ($1 million).

U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Zimbabwe totaled $16 million in 2018. Leading categories include: raw beet & cane sugar ($6 million), tea, including herb ($5 million), tobacco ($4 million), nursery products ($732 thousand), and spices ($476 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Zimbabwe was $41 million in 2018, a 490.4% increase ($34 million) over 2017.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Zimbabwe (stock) was $37 million in 2017, a 362.5% increase from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Zimbabwe.

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

NOTE: No services trade data with Zimbabwe are available.