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AGOA Status: Mali is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

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

U.S.-Mali Trade Facts

Mali is currently our 177th largest goods trading partner with $65 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $62 million; goods imports totaled $3 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mali was $59 million in 2017.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Mali supported an estimated 4 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available).


  • Mali was the United States' 162nd largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Mali in 2017 were $62 million, down 15.1% ($11 million) from 2016 but up 94.4% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: machinery ($24 million), electrical machinery ($9 million), pharmaceuticals ($4 million), vehicles ($4 million), and rubber ($3 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Mali totaled $3 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: rice ($721 thousand), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($339 thousand), pulses ($284 thousand), prepared food ($200 thousand), and condiments & sauces ($55 thousand). 


  • Mali was the United States' 198th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Mali totaled $3 million in 2017, down 32.2% ($1 million) from 2016, and down 69.1% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: art and antiques ($665 thousand), electrical machinery ($649 thousand), books, newspapers ($308 thousand), special other ($190 thousand), and vegetable saps and extracts  ($168 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Mali totaled $292 thousand in 2017.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mali was $59 million in 2017, a 14.0% decrease ($10 million) over 2016. 


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

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

NOTE: No services trade data with Mali are available.