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“Côte d’Ivoire is eligible for AGOA this year.

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

U.S. - Cote d'Ivoire Trade Facts

Cote d'Ivoire is currently our 86th largest goods trading partner with $1.5 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $291 million; goods imports totaled $1.2 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cote d'Ivoire was $873 million in 2016. 

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Cote d'Ivoire supported an estimated 1 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available). 


  • Cote d'Ivoire was the United States' 112th largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Cote d'Ivoire in 2016 were $291 million, up 9.3% ($25 million) from 2015 and up 97.5% from 2006.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: aircraft ($55 million), plastics ($44 million), machinery ($40 million), mineral fuels ($38 million), and vehicles ($16 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Cote d'Ivoire totaled $24 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: rice ($13 million), condiments & sauces ($6 million), sugar, sweeteners, bev. bases ($1 million), beef & beef products ($1 million), and processed vegetables ($952 thousand). 


  • Cote d'Ivoire was the United States' 71st largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Cote d'Ivoire totaled $1.2 billion in 2016, up 13.2% ($136 million) from 2015, and up 65.9% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: cocoa ($1.0 billion), rubber ($68 million), edible fruit & nuts (cashews) ($20 million), art and antiques ($16 million), and mineral fuels ($11 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Cote d'Ivoire totaled $1.1 billion in 2016. Leading categories include: cocoa beans ($834 million), cocoa paste & cocoa butter ($182 million), rubber & allied products ($68 million), tree nuts ($20 million), and snack foods ($19 million). 

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cote d'Ivoire was $766 million in 2015, a 19.6% decrease ($187 million) over 2014.


  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Cote D'Ivoire (stock) was $185 million in 2016, a 68.2% increase from 2015. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Cote d'Ivoire.

  • No data on Cote D'Ivoire's FDI in the U.S. are available.  

NOTE: No services trade data with Cote d'Ivoire are available.