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Togo

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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 116th largest goods trading partner with $496 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $482 million; goods imports totaled $15 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Togo was $467 million in 2017.

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' 96th largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Togo in 2017 were $482 million, up 110.0% ($252 million) from 2016 and up 67.5% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: mineral fuels ($416 million), vehicles ($31 million), miscellaneous food ($9 million), plastics ($8 million), and special other ($4 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Togo totaled $15 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: prepared food ($5 million), condiments & sauces ($3 million), wheat ($1 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($1 million), and pulses ($1 million). 

Imports

  • Togo was the United States' 160th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Togo totaled $15 million in 2017, up 34.7% ($4 million) from 2016, and up 190.2% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($8 million), edible fruit & nuts ($2 million), soap, wax, dental prep ($1 million), animal or vegetable fats and oils ($580 thousand), and live animals ($470 thousand).
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Togo totaled $4 million in 2017. Leading categories include: tree nuts ($2 million), processed fruit & vegetables ($541 thousand), tropical oils ($307 thousand), other vegetable oils ($273 thousand), and fruit & vegetable juices ($24 thousand.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Togo was $467 million in 2017, a 113.7% increase ($249 million) over 2016. 

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.