Trade Data Analysis

United States-Africa trading relationship

United States-Africa trading relationship

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This Trade Brief documents the trading relationship between the United States of America and the African continent from 2006 to 2015. The analysis uses UNCOMTRADE data sourced from the International Trade Centre (ITC) Trade Map, and is expressed in United States (US) Dollars.

This synopsis should be read in conjunction with the spreadsheet below, and the two documents together contain the following data:

  • The United States’ trade balance with African countries, by country;

  • Total US imports from and exports to all African countries, by country;

  • US imports and exports products to all African countries at the HS4 level;

  • The trade record for COMESA, EAC, SACU, SADC, ECOWAS, and Maghreb;

  • The top 20 African exports to the United States and top 20 African imports from the United States at the HS4 level, by country for all African countries;

  • Graphical illustrations of the United States’ trading relationship with African Regional Economic Communities;

  • Visualization of bilateral trade flows to the US for the top 10 exporting African countries and top 10 importing African countries, and

  • Tabular and graphical depiction of bilateral market access for the top ten products traded in both directions between the US and the nations of Africa.

This Brief updates a previous analysis of the US-Africa trading relationship prepared in July 2016.

NOTE: The chart featured below is dynamic. This means that by clicking on any item in the chart legend, you can activate/deactivate the series. Placing your cursor over an individual data point allows you to view the actual data.


Synopsis: United States-Africa trading relationship | December 2016 - Author(s): John Stuart
Spreadsheet: United States-Africa trade data | December 2016

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