Key AGOA facts

Key AGOA Facts

  • AGOA has generated about 350,000 direct jobs and 1,000,000 indirect jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa, and about 100,000 jobs in the United States since 2001.
  • Annual U.S. imports under AGOA have increased from $7.6 billion to $24.8 billion
  • AGOA has had a positive impact on FDI inflows, particularly in the textile and apparel sector in Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Swaziland, and Botswana, and also in South Africa’s automotive industry
  • In 2001, U.S. imports of motor vehicles under AGOA totaled $238 million. In the following years, imports increased by about 20 percent annually, reaching a record $2.1 billion in 2013
  • In 2013, U.S. goods imports from sub-Saharan African under AGOA and the related GSP program totalled $26.8 billion, more than three times the amount in 2001, the first full-year of AGOA trade.
  • Energy-related products (e.g., crude oil) dominate U.S. imports from SSA under AGOA and GSP, representing 82% of such imports in 2013.
  • In 2013, U.S. imports from SSA under AGOA and GSP, excluding energy products, were $4.9 billion