US trade with Gambia in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 19, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gambia in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gambia

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Gambia was $22.7 million, down 6.45% ($1.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Gambia in the first half of 2017 were $22.5 million, down 3.95% ($0.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Gambia in the first half of 2017 were $0.3 million, down 71.76% ($0.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Gambia in the first half of 2017 was $22.2 million, a 1.24% decrease ($0.3 million) over the first half of 2016.

Gambia was the US 176th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 171st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0012% of US total trade (down from 0.0013% in the first half of 2016).

Gambia was the US 163rd largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 158th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0030% of US total exports (down from 0.0033% in the first half of 2016).

Gambia was the US 209th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 197th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0001% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Gambia

The major share of US exports to Gambia in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 65.85% of US total exports to Gambia (49.74% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.64% of US total exports to Gambia (18.44% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.27% of US total exports to Gambia (7.41% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.11% of US total exports to Gambia (1.53% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.11% of US total exports to Gambia (8.85% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Gambia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3,930.1 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $832.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $562.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $468.5 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 $256.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $167.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $134.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Gambia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,004.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,476.5 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $464.8 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 $281.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $263.1 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $141.5 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $105.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $93.7 thousand.
US exports to Gambia in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,897.3 26.24 5,064.816.44
10 Cereals 3,930.1 17.49 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 30.8 0.14 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13.1 0.06 15.0-12.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,915.3 21.87 6,391.8-23.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13.4 0.06 154.9-91.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 40.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25.6 0.11 2,030.3-98.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 464.8-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 29.9 0.13 12.3144.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16.2 0.07 121.3-86.63
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.4 0.02 3.840.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,582.2 7.04 1,113.742.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.8-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.0 0.02 8.0-37.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10.0 0.04 13.5-26.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.0 0.04 27.0-62.96
54 Man-made filaments 17.1 0.08 26.5-35.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 71.7 0.32 34.1110.25
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7.5 0.03 53.6-86.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 119.9 0.53 213.7-43.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 33.5 0.15 15.0123.92
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.9 0.02 0.0
69 Ceramic products 28.0 0.12 29.0-3.45
70 Glass and glassware 19.6 0.09 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 54.6 0.24 55.5-1.71
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 870.3 3.87 1,133.4-23.22
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 61.6 0.27 343.1-82.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,325.5 14.80 2,763.020.36
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 134.3 0.60 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5.5 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 243.0 1.08 75.8220.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
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 776.7 3.46 519.849.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.0 0.02 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00

US Imports from Gambia

The major share of US imports from Gambia in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 72.68% of US total imports from Gambia (10.35% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.91% of US total imports from Gambia (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.72% of US total imports from Gambia (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.32% of US total imports from Gambia (0.67% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.42% of US total imports from Gambia (1.82% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total imports from Gambia (3.05% in the first half of 2016).
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Gambia (3.42% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Gambia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $27.7 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $27.5 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $22.6 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $20.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $13.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $12.0 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $6.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2.3 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $2.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Gambia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $69.8 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $30.7 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) - a decrease of $23.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $13.7 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 $12.8 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 $11.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $6.0 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $3.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.7 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $2.3 thousand.
US imports from Gambia in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 85.8 33.81 71.819.38
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 24.4 9.64 4.2479.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.5 1.78 2.581.63
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 41.9 16.51 14.4190.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 27.7 10.93 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 30.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 22.6 8.91 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.5 0.18 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.0 4.72 0.0
52 Cotton 6.2 2.43 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.3 0.89 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 3.9 1.52 7.0-44.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.6 1.42 16.4-78.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 23.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 69.8-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce