Africa (Sub-Sahara)

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

Total Export Value
$2.38 Billion
3-Year Average
$2.11 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-1.51% (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 $738.19 Million 2.5 Million $694.52 Million -37%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (ex. Eggs) $505.4 Million 513,856 $430.15 Million 4%
Food Preparations $134.54 Million 35,074 $71.28 Million 254%
Vegetable Oils (ex. soybean) $114.76 Million 64,954 $77.57 Million 33%
Coarse Grains (ex. corn) $100.45 Million 316,467 $91.61 Million 44%
Ethanol (non-bev.) $93.83 Million --- $39.99 Million 135%
Pulses $86.07 Million 144,734 $76.69 Million 6%
Rice $78.02 Million 146,030 $64.74 Million -45%
Other Intermediate Products $67.05 Million 43,204 $53.75 Million 73%
Condiments & Sauces $36.47 Million 18,310 $57.89 Million -25%

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