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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 89th largest goods trading partner with $1.3 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $264 million; goods imports totaled $1.0 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cote d'Ivoire was $766 million in 2015.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Cote d'Ivoire supported an estimated 1 thousand jobs in 2014 (latest data available).

Exports

Cote d'Ivoire was the United States' 117th largest goods export market in 2015.

U.S. goods exports to Cote d'Ivoire in 2015 were $264 million, up 10% ($25 million) from 2014 and up 113% from 2005. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: machinery ($72 million), plastics ($52 million), mineral fuels ($40 million), vehicles ($17 million), and pharmaceuticals ($11 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Cote d'Ivoire totaled $8 million in 2015.

Imports

Cote d'Ivoire was the United States' 72nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2015.

U.S. goods imports from Cote d'Ivoire totaled $1.0 billion in 2015, down 14% ($162 million) from 2014, and down 14% from 2005. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: cocoa ($916 million), rubber ($58 million), edible fruit & nuts (cashews) ($28 million), wood and wood products ($10 million), and special other (returns) ($8 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Cote d'Ivoire totaled $1.0 billion in 2015, our 32nd largest supplier of agricultural imports. Leading categories include: cocoa beans ($773 million), cocoa paste & cocoa butter ($128 million), rubber & allied products ($58 million), tree nuts ($28 million), and snack foods ($15 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.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Cote D'Ivoire (stock) was $134 million in 2014 (latest data available), a 13.6% increase from 2013. 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.