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Mali

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 175th largest goods trading partner with $84 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $79 million; goods imports totaled $5 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mali was $74 million in 2018.

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

Exports

  • Mali was the United States' 159th largest goods export market in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods exports to Mali in 2018 were $79 million, up 27.3% ($17 million) from 2017 and up 155.5% from 2008. 
     
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: aircraft ($24 million), machinery ($17 million), electrical machinery ($6 million), rubber ($5 million), and vehicles ($4 million).
     
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Mali totaled $3 million in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: rice ($857 thousand), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($320 thousand), prepared food ($186 thousand), pulses ($182 thousand), and non-alcoholic bev. (ex. juices) ($53 thousand).

Imports

  • Mali was the United States' 189th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods imports from Mali totaled $5 million in 2018, up 63.7% ($2 million) from 2017, but down 6.8% from 2008. 
     
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: art and antiques ($2 million), machinery ($1 million), electrical machinery ($474 thousand), animal or vegetable fats and oils ($371 thousand), and special other ($222 thousand).
     
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Mali totaled $442 thousand in 2018.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mali was $74 million in 2018, a 25.5% increase ($15 million) over 2017.

Investment

  • 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.