US trade (export - import) with Gambia in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 07, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gambia in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gambia

In 2018, US trade with Gambia totaled $42.6 million, up 5.78% ($2.3 million) from 2017.

US exports to Gambia in 2018 totaled $42.0 million, up 7.09% ($2.8 million) from 2017.

US imports from Gambia in 2018 were $0.6 million, down 42.92% ($0.5 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Gambia in 2018 was $41.4 million, a 8.47% increase ($3.2 million) over 2017.

Gambia was the US 183rd largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 180th in 2017), accounting for 0.0010% of US total trade (just as in 2017).

Gambia was the US 171st largest export market in 2018 (down from 170th in 2017), accounting for 0.0025% of US total exports (just as in 2017).

Gambia was the US 210th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 203rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2017).

US Exports to Gambia

The major share of US exports to Gambia in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 49.25% of US total exports to Gambia (56.71% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.66% of US total exports to Gambia (27.36% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.51% of US total exports to Gambia (8.93% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.39% of US total exports to Gambia (1.50% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Gambia in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $3,108.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,620.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $950.1 thousand;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $515.3 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $206.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Gambia in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,930.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $657.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $533.8 thousand.
US exports to Gambia in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,688.4 27.81 8,579.636.23
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5.0 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 3,930.1-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8.8 0.02 5.075.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 30.8-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4.0 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 24.0 0.06 52.6-54.34
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,917.1 21.22 9,574.5-6.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 48.2 0.11 73.4-34.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11.6 0.03 25.6-54.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 103.0 0.25 42.7141.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 356.1 0.85 250.242.34
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 71.4 0.17 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 13.9 0.03 10.137.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 135.5 0.32 17.4678.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,127.5 9.82 3,177.429.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 29.1 0.07 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9.6 0.02 19.0-49.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 57.9 0.14 12.8352.59
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8.5 0.02 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13.0 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 99.7 0.24 35.8178.49
52 Cotton 28.8 0.07 58.7-50.89
54 Man-made filaments 133.0 0.32 123.37.87
55 Man-made staple fibers 33.0 0.08 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 24.5 0.06 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4.0 0.01 71.7-94.42
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 358.1 0.85 294.921.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.0 0.01 33.5-91.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14.0 0.03 12.99.14
69 Ceramic products 288.1 0.69 81.9251.81
70 Glass and glassware 21.2 0.05 19.68.48
72 Iron and steel 9.0 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 68.1 0.16 66.52.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 15.0 0.04 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7.3 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10.5 0.02 28.0-62.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,636.8 3.90 2,170.6-24.59
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 730.8 1.74 215.4239.19
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 2.9 0.01 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,408.1 24.77 7,788.133.64
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 108.8 0.26 190.6-42.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 418.2 1.00 367.213.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.1 0.02 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 1,669.6 3.97 1,553.27.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20.5 0.05 10.0105.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.6 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 14.5 0.03 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 249.0 0.59 290.6-14.31

US Imports from Gambia

The major share of US imports from Gambia in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.82% of US total imports from Gambia (28.83% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.82% of US total imports from Gambia (41.61% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.88% of US total imports from Gambia (2.14% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.95% of US total imports from Gambia (1.15% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.46% of US total imports from Gambia (4.29% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.41% of US total imports from Gambia (1.14% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Gambia in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $72.0 thousand;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - an increase of $28.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $17.7 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $17.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $17.5 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3.5 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Gambia in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $149.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $105.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $92.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $61.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $38.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $26.4 thousand;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $24.7 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $22.6 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $20.1 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $17.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $15.3 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $12.0 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $7.8 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $6.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $4.0 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $3.6 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - a decrease of $2.7 thousand.
US imports from Gambia in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 226.9 37.70 154.846.52
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10.1 1.67 27.8-63.79
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.1 0.51 9.1-66.32
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 47.3 7.87 67.4-29.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18.5 3.07 44.9-58.86
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 22.6-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 17.6 2.92 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.3 0.38 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.5 0.59 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.6 0.09 1.3-57.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.5 0.41 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17.7 2.95 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 4.5 0.75 3.916.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.8 0.46 41.3-93.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 108.3 18.00 200.8-46.07
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 32.3 5.37 57.0-43.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 105.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14.7 2.45 75.8-80.58
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 28.0 4.65 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 20.1 3.34 2.6672.01
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 41.2 6.84 190.3-78.37
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce