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U.S.-Bolivia Trade Facts

Bolivia is currently our 80th largest goods trading partner with $2.2 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $932 million; Goods imports totaled $1.3 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Bolivia was $355 million in 2013.


Bolivia was the United States' 81st largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Bolivia in 2013 were $932 million, up 22.2% ($170 million) from 2012 and up 410% from 2003.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Machinery ($289 million), Electrical Machinery ($166 million), Vehicles ($91 million), Mineral Fuel (oil) ($82 million), and Optic and Medical Instruments ($44 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Bolivia totaled $39 million in 2013.


Bolivia was the United States' 72nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Bolivia totaled $1.3 billion in 2013, down 23.5% ($395 million) from 2012, but up 597% from 2003.

The five largest import categories in 2013 were: Precious Stones and Metals (gold and jewelry) ($781 million), Tin ($147 million), Cereals (quinoa) ($64 million), Miscellaneous Grain, Seed, Fruit ($62 million), and Special Other (returns) ($59 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Bolivia totaled $173 million in 2013. Leading categories include: tree nuts ($27 million), raw beet and cane sugar ($5 million), and coffee (unroasted) ($5 million). 

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Bolivia was $355 million in 2013, a 61.4% decrease ($565 million) over 2012.


U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bolivia (stock) was $502 million in 2012 (latest data available), down 8.2% from 2011.

There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Bolivia.

Bolivia FDI in the United States (stock) was not available in 2012. It was $11 million in 2011.    

There is no information on the distribution of Bolivia’s FDI in the United States.

*NOTE: No services trade data with Bolivia is available.