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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.

U.S.-Burkina Faso Trade Facts

Burkina Faso is currently our 184th largest goods trading partner with $40 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $35 million; goods imports totaled $5 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Burkina Faso was $30 million in 2016. 

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' 175th largest goods export market in 2016. 

  • U.S. goods exports to Burkina Faso in 2016 were $35 million, down 34.3% ($18 million) from 2015 but up 95.5% from 2006.   

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: machinery ($9 million), pharmaceuticals ($8 million), cereals (rice) ($3 million), vehicles ($3 million), and miscellaneous chemical products ($3 million). 

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Burkina Faso totaled $5 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: rice ($3 million), breakfast cereals ($765 thousand), dairy products ($413 thousand), pulses ($269 thousand), and vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($136 thousand). 

Imports

  • Burkina Faso was the United States' 186th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016. 

  • U.S. goods imports from Burkina Faso totaled $5 million in 2016, up 40.1% ($1 million) from 2015, and up 393.5% from 2006.   

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: special other (returns) ($2 million), edible fruit & nuts (cashews)  ($2 million), animal or vegetable fats and oils (beeswax, nut oils) ($237 thousand), articles of base metal ($76 thousand), and special other (low value estimates) ($62 thousand). 

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Burkina Faso totaled $2 million in 2016.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Burkina Faso was $30 million in 2016, a 39.6% decrease ($20 million) over 2015 

Investment

  • Data on U.S. FDI in Burkina Faso are unavailable.  

  • No data on Burkina Faso's FDI in the U.S. are available.  



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