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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 142nd largest goods trading partner with $240 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $229 million; goods imports totaled $11 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Togo was $219 million in 2016. 

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' 123rd largest goods export market in2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Togo in 2016 were $229 million, down 26.4% ($82 million) from 2015 but up 111.6% from 2006.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: mineral fuels ($171 million), vehicles ($23 million), plastics ($10 million), miscellaneous food  ($5 million), and machinery ($5 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Togo totaled $12 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: condiments & sauces ($4 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($2 million), prepared food ($1 million), pulses ($1 million), and poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($807 thousand). 

Imports

  • Togo was the United States' 171st largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Togo totaled $11 million in 2016, down 23.6% ($3 million) from 2015, but up 205.3% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($6 million), edible fruit & nuts  ($1 million), soap, wax, dental prep ($1 million), fats and oils  ($494 thousand), and live animals  ($421 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Togo totaled $2 million in 2016.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Togo was $219 million in 2016, a 26.6% decrease ($79 million) over 2015. 

Investments

  • Data on U.S. FDI in Togo are unavailable. 

  • No data on Togo's FDI in the U.S. are available. 

NOTE: No services trade data with Togo are available.