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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 179th largest goods trading partner with $65 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $59 million; goods imports totaled $5 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Burkina Faso was $54 million in 2018.

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' 165th largest goods export market in 2018.

  • U.S. goods exports to Burkina Faso in 2018 were $59 million, down 2.5% ($2 million) from 2017 but up 142.9% from 2008. 

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: machinery ($13 million), vehicles ($11 million), optical and medical instruments ($5 million), rubber ($5 million), and miscellaneous chemical products ($4 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Burkina Faso totaled $171 thousand in 2018

Imports

  • Burkina Faso was the United States' 186th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

  • U.S. goods imports from Burkina Faso totaled $5 million in 2018, up 0.8% ($42 thousand) from 2017, and up 771.7% from 2008. 

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: edible fruit & nuts (cocoa, brazil, cashew)  ($3 million), precious metal and stone (other articles of precious stone) ($960 thousand), special other (returns) ($503 thousand), art and antiques ($283 thousand), and knit apparel ($147 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Burkina Faso totaled $3 million in 2018.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Burkina Faso was $54 million in 2018, a 2.8% decrease ($2 million) over 2017.

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.