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Guinea-Bissau

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AGOA Status: Guinea-Bissau is eligible for AGOA this year.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), which includes Guinea-Bissau, have a Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).

U.S. - Guinea-Bissau Trade Facts

In 2017, Guinea-Bissau GDP was an estimated $1.4 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 5.5%; and the population was 2 million. (Source: IMF)

Guinea-Bissau is currently our 216th largest goods trading partner with $4 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $4 million; goods imports totaled $19 thousand. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Guinea-Bissau was $4 million in 2016.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Guinea-Bissau supported an estimated 11 jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Guinea-Bissau was the United States' 206th largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Guinea-Bissau in 2017 were $4 million, up 5.7% ($202 thousand) from 2016 but down 43.3% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: cereals ($999 thousand), electrical machinery ($696 thousand), meat ($503 thousand), vegetables ($367 thousand), and animal or vegetable fats and oils  ($315 thousand).
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Guinea-Bissau totaled $2 million in 2017.  

Imports

  • Guinea-Bissau was the United States' 231st largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Guinea-Bissau totaled $19 thousand in 2017, down 89.2% ($157 thousand) from 2016, and down 49% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: special other ($6 thousand), stone, plaster, cement ($4 thousand), books, newspapers ($4 thousand), machinery ($3 thousand), and optical and medical instruments ($3 thousand).

  • There were no agricultural products imported from Guinea-Bissau in 2017.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Guinea-Bissau was $4 million in 2017, a 10.6% increase ($359 thousand) over 2016. 

Investment

  • Data on U.S. FDI in Guinea-Bissau are unavailable. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Guinea-Bissau.

  • No data on Guinea-Bissau's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Guinea-Bissau FDI in the U.S.  

NOTE: No services trade data with Guinea-Bissau are available.