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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 172nd largest goods trading partner with $77 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $73 million; goods imports totaled $4 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mali was $69 million in 2016. 

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' 154th largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Mali in 2016 were $73 million, up 0.9% ($636 thousand) from 2015 and up 69.4% from 2006.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: machinery ($29 million), electrical machinery ($12 million), pharmaceuticals ($8 million), vehicles ($3 million), and special other ($3 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Mali totaled $4 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: prepared food ($2 million), rice ($896 thousand), pulses ($353 thousand), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($315 thousand), and condiments & sauces ($214 thousand). 


  • Mali was the United States' 187th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Mali totaled $4 million in 2016, down 4.7% ($213 thousand) from 2015, and down 46.4% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: art and antiques ($2 million), vegetable saps and extracts  ($768 thousand), electrical machinery ($570 thousand), special other ($194 thousand), and machinery ($174 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Mali totaled $17 thousand in 2016.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mali was $69 million in 2016, a 1.3% increase ($849 thousand) over 2015. 



  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mali (stock) was $1 million in 2016, unchanged from 2015. 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. 

NOTE: No services trade data with Mali are available.