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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 83rd largest goods trading partner with $1.5 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $320 million; goods imports totaled $1.2 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cote d'Ivoire was $896 million in 2017.

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).

Exports

  • Cote d'Ivoire was the United States' 113th largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Cote d'Ivoire in 2017 were $320 million, up 9.9% ($29 million) from 2016 and up 98.0% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: mineral fuels ($121 million), plastics ($50 million), machinery ($39 million), vehicles ($19 million), and pharmaceuticals ($11 million).
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Cote d'Ivoire totaled $18 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: condiments & sauces ($6 million), processed vegetables ($3 million), beef & beef products ($2 million), wheat ($2 million), and rice ($2 million). 

Imports

  • Cote d'Ivoire was the United States' 72nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Cote d'Ivoire totaled $1.2 billion in 2017, up 4.5% ($53 million) from 2016, and up 102.7% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: cocoa ($895 million), mineral fuels ($193 million), rubber ($88 million), edible fruit & nuts (coconut, brazil, cashews) ($19 million), and wood and wood products ($7 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Cote d'Ivoire totaled $1.0 billion in 2017. Leading categories include: cocoa beans ($747 million), cocoa paste & cocoa butter ($135 million), rubber & allied products ($88 million), tree nuts ($19 million), and snack foods ($13 million).

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cote d'Ivoire was $896 million in 2017, a 2.7% increase ($24 million) over 2016.

Investment

  • Data on U.S. FDI in Cote D'Ivoire are unavailable. 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. There is no information on the distribution of Cote d'Ivoire FDI in the U.S.  

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