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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 172nd largest goods trading partner with $87 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $40 million; goods imports totaled $47 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Zimbabwe was $7 million in 2017.

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


Zimbabwe was the United States' 173rd largest goods export market in 2017.

U.S. goods exports to Zimbabwe in 2017 were $40 million, up 32.8% ($10 million) from 2016 but down 62.1% from 2007. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: machinery ($11 million), vehicles ($8 million), electrical machinery ($5 million), aircraft ($3 million), and special other ($2 million).

U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Zimbabwe totaled $3 million in 2017.


Zimbabwe was the United States' 145th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

U.S. goods imports from Zimbabwe totaled $47 million in 2017, up 99.9% ($23 million) from 2016, but down 35.3% from 2007. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: iron and steel ($28 million), sugar ($9 million), coffee, tea & spice ($4 million), hides and skins ($978 thousand), and toys and sports equipment ($833 thousand).

U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Zimbabwe totaled $22 million in 2017. Leading categories include: raw beet & cane sugar ($9 million), tea, including herb ($3 million), spices ($953 thousand), tobacco ($722 thousand), and nursery products ($509 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. trade balance with Zimbabwe shifted from a goods trade surplus of $7 million in 2016 to a goods trade deficit of $7 million in 2017.


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.