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Cote d'Ivoire

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 85th largest goods trading partner with $1.6 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $309 million; goods imports totaled $1.2 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cote d'Ivoire was $937 million in 2018.

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' 116th largest goods export market in 2018.

  • U.S. goods exports to Cote d'Ivoire in 2018 were $309 million, down 3.9% ($13 million) from 2017 but up 21.8% from 2008. 

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($67 million), plastics ($52 million), organic chemicals ($45 million), machinery ($31 million), and vehicles ($16 million).
     
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Cote d'Ivoire totaled $24 million in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: rice ($10 million), condiments & sauces ($9 million), processed vegetables ($1 million), beef & beef products ($1 million), and prepared food ($1 million).

Imports

  • Cote d'Ivoire was the United States' 76th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

  • U.S. goods imports from Cote d'Ivoire totaled $1.2 billion in 2018, up 2.5% ($30 million) from 2017, and up 14.2% from 2008. 

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: cocoa ($734 million), mineral fuels ($372 million), rubber ($92 million), edible fruit & nuts (coconut, brazil, cashews) ($24 million), and wood and wood products ($7 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Cote d'Ivoire totaled $851 million in 2018. Leading categories include: cocoa beans ($608 million), cocoa paste & cocoa butter ($113 million), rubber & allied products ($92 million), tree nuts ($24 million), and snack foods ($13 million).

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cote d'Ivoire was $937 million in 2018, a 4.8% increase ($43 million) over 2017.

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.