Africa (Sub-Sahara)

U.S. Trade with Africa (Sub-Sahara) in 2021

Export Market Rank
#12 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$2.39 Billion
3-Year Average
$2.12 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-1.46% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to Africa (Sub-Sahara) in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Wheat $738.96 Million 2.5 Million $694.6 Million -37%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (ex. Eggs) $512.65 Million 517,215 $430.88 Million 6%
Food Preparations $134.09 Million 34,918 $71.23 Million 253%
Vegetable Oils (ex. soybean) $114.72 Million 65,113 $77.56 Million 33%
Pulses $87.59 Million 147,233 $76.88 Million 8%
Other Intermediate Products $84.51 Million 51,394 $56.13 Million 119%
Coarse Grains (ex. corn) $82.24 Million 283,021 $89.79 Million 17%
Rice $81.6 Million 153,060 $65.11 Million -43%
Ethanol (non-bev.) $80.73 Million --- $38.68 Million 102%
Dairy Products $36.96 Million 19,638 $35.06 Million -30%

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Data and Analysis

On June 10, 2022, the Government of Kenya issued additional tariff exemptions for new feed ingredients to address rising feed costs. Duty exemptions were granted for genetically engineered Bt. cottonseed cake, distillers’ dried grains with solubles...
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Nigeria: Oilseeds and Products Annual

Nigeria continues to strive for self-sufficiency in oil palm production. Currently, production remains stable. Meanwhile, demand for palm oil outweighs supply. Nigeria meets the supply gap in oil palm through imports from Malaysia, China, and Côte d’Ivoire.
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Zimbabwe: Grain and Feed Annual

Zimbabwe’s corn crop for marketing year (MY) 2022/23 is estimated at 1.6 million metric tons (MMT), representing a drop of 43 percent from the bumper crop of 2.7 MMT produced in MY 2021/22. Many factors contributed to the drop in production including sub-optimal weather conditions, high input costs and macro-economic challenges.

News and Features

USDA and USAID intend to draw down entire Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust to respond to global food insecurity
While in Kenya, Ambassador Cindy McCain saw how USDA’s McGovern-Dole Program has helped boost food security and educational opportunities for vulnerable children and families.
As part of USDA's commitment to expanding and diversifying global market opportunities for U.S. agriculture, the Department will sponsor four additional international trade missions in 2022,

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