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Togo

AGOA Status: Togo is eligible for African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits 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 Togo, have a Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).

U.S.-Togo Trade Facts

Togo is currently our 115th largest goods trading partner with $577 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $564 million; goods imports totaled $13 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Togo was $551 million in 2018.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Togo supported an estimated 9 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Togo was the United States' 97th largest goods export market in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods exports to Togo in 2018 were $564 million, up 17.0% ($82 million) from 2017 and up 381.2% from 2008. 
     
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($465 million), vehicles ($46 million), organic chemicals ($17 million), plastics ($8 million), and miscellaneous food ($5 million).
     
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Togo totaled $12 million in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: condiments & sauces ($3 million), prepared food ($1 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($1 million), pulses ($946 thousand), and rice ($313 thousand).

Imports

  • Togo was the United States' 170th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods imports from Togo totaled $13 million in 2018, down 10.8% ($2 million) from 2017, but up 17.2% from 2008. 
     
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($6 million), special other ($2 million), edible fruit & nuts $1 million), soap, wax, dental prep ($996 thousand), and animal or vegetable fats and oils ($576 thousand).
     
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Togo totaled $2 million in 2018.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Togo was $551 million in 2018, a 17.8% increase ($83 million) over 2017.

Investments

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

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

NOTE: No services trade data with Togo are available.