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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

In 2019, Mali GDP was an estimated $17.6 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 5.1%; and the population was 19 million. (Source: IMF)

Mali is currently our 178th largest goods trading partner with $73 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2019. Goods exports totaled $68 million; goods imports totaled $5 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mali was $63 million in 2019.

Exports

  • Mali was the United States' 166th largest goods export market in 2019.
  • U.S. goods exports to Mali in 2019 were $68 million, down 13.9% ($11 million) from 2018 but up 84.9% from 2009. 
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: vehicles ($14 million), machinery ($12 million), electrical machinery ($10 million), pharmaceuticals ($9 million), and rubber ($4 million).
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Mali totaled $5 million in 2019. Leading domestic export categories include: prepared food ($2 million), wheat ($1 million), rice ($742 thousand), vegetable oils (excluding soybean) ($219 thousand), and pulses ($153 thousand).

Imports

  • Mali was the United States' 191st largest supplier of goods imports in 2019.
  • U.S. goods imports from Mali totaled $5 million in 2019, down 3.7% ($179 thousand) from 2018, but up 23.0% from 2009. 
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: art and antiques ($2 million), special other (returns) ($490 thousand), electrical machinery ($360 thousand), books, newspapers ($267 thousand), and stone, plaster, cement ($249 thousand).
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Mali totaled $320 thousand in 2019.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Mali was $63 million in 2019, a 14.5% decrease ($11 million) over 2018.

Investment

  • Data on U.S. FDI in Mali are unavailable.
  • No data on Mali's FDI in the U.S. are available.

NOTE: No services trade data with Mali are available.