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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

AGOA Status: Burkina Faso is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), which includes Burkina Faso, signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in 2002.

U.S.-Burkina Faso Trade Facts

Burkina Faso is currently our 176th largest goods trading partner with $66 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $61 million; goods imports totaled $5 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Burkina Faso was $56 million in 2017.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Burkina Faso supported an estimated 3 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Burkina Faso was the United States' 164th largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Burkina Faso in 2017 were $61 million, up 72.3% ($26 million) from 2016 and up 84.0% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: machinery ($16 million), aircraft ($9 million), miscellaneous chemical products ($7 million), cereals (rice) ($5 million), and electrical machinery ($5 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Burkina Faso totaled $7 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: rice ($5 million), breakfast cereals ($928 thousand), wheat ($494 thousand), dairy products ($263 thousand), and pulses ($222 thousand).

Imports

  • Burkina Faso was the United States' 187th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Burkina Faso totaled $5 million in 2017, up 0.4% ($22 thousand) from 2016, and up 244.7% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: edible fruit & nuts (cashews)  ($3 million), special other (returns) ($1 million), animal or vegetable fats and oils (beeswax, nut oils) ($295 thousand), art and antiques ($127 thousand), and low value estimates ($60 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Burkina Faso totaled $3 million in 2017. The leading domestic export category is: tree nuts ($2 million)

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Burkina Faso was $56 million in 2017, a 84.2% increase ($26 million) over 2016.

Investment

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

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

NOTE: No services trade data with Burkina Faso are available.