US trade (export - import) with Gambia in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gambia in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gambia

In 2013, US trade with Gambia totaled $35.9 million, up 28.81% ($8.0 million) from 2012.

US exports to Gambia in 2013 totaled $34.1 million, up 24.32% ($6.7 million) from 2012.

US imports from Gambia in 2013 totaled $1.7 million, up 357.08% ($1.3 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Gambia in 2013 was $32.4 million, a 19.70% increase ($5.3 million) over 2012.

Gambia was the US 181st largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 184th in 2012), accounting for 0.0009% of US total trade (up from 0.0007% in 2012).

Gambia was the US 173rd largest export market in 2013 (up from 177th in 2012), accounting for 0.0022% of US total exports (up from 0.0018% in 2012).

Gambia was the US 196th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 206th in 2012), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in 2012).

US Exports to Gambia

The major share of US exports to Gambia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.42% of US total exports to Gambia (56.06% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.06% of US total exports to Gambia (26.15% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.93% of US total exports to Gambia (9.34% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.94% of US total exports to Gambia (2.98% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.60% of US total exports to Gambia (1.78% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Gambia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $6,007.5 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,981.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,632.8 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) - an increase of $844.0 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 $623.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $468.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $375.9 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $108.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Gambia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $3,889.4 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $640.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $337.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $305.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $181.0 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $166.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $104.1 thousand.
US exports to Gambia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,709.8 10.87 7,599.2-51.18
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 110.5 0.32 751.1-85.29
10 Cereals 1,981.7 5.81 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.0 0.02 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2.6 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17.9 0.05 91.6-80.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 84.5 0.25 54.953.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,800.7 37.50 6,793.288.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 132.0 0.39 47.4178.78
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 73.5 0.22 55.432.79
26 Ores, slag and ash 6.0 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5.0 0.01 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 17.0 0.05 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,693.5 4.96 1,757.8-3.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3.9 0.01 4.1-6.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 147.9 0.43 66.4122.70
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 86.7 0.25 32.8164.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 120.5 0.35 31.3285.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 637.9 1.87 662.9-3.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 25.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14.9 0.04 119.0-87.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.8 0.01 3.4-17.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
52 Cotton 182.3 0.53 74.0146.30
54 Man-made filaments 16.8 0.05 183.4-90.82
55 Man-made staple fibers 104.6 0.31 125.5-16.66
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 33.3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 29.1 0.09 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.3 0.03 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 176.5 0.52 357.5-50.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 143.0 0.42 44.5221.59
69 Ceramic products 8.0 0.02 22.0-63.68
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9.6 0.03 2.8242.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 142.8 0.42 480.3-70.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 40.0 0.12 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19.0 0.06 4.0375.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.0 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,489.1 4.36 1,113.233.77
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 1,716.3 5.03 872.396.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,665.1 13.67 4,196.411.17
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4.3 0.01 12.6-65.82
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 679.9 1.99 985.0-30.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 39.1 0.11 7.7410.02
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 1,081.2 3.17 457.9136.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 45.3 0.13 120.0-62.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,874.7 5.49 241.9674.98

US Imports from Gambia

The major share of US imports from Gambia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 79.20% of US total imports from Gambia (0.00% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.72% of US total imports from Gambia (20.98% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.27% of US total imports from Gambia (37.33% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.64% of US total imports from Gambia (12.54% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.86% of US total imports from Gambia (3.12% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.16% of US total imports from Gambia (1.80% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Gambia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - an increase of $1,360.3 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $129.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $28.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $14.7 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $9.2 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $5.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $5.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Gambia in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $79.5 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 $53.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $14.7 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $12.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $11.9 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $10.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $8.4 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $7.1 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $7.0 thousand.
US imports from Gambia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 144.6 8.42 15.6828.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9.2 0.53 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
10 Cereals 6.5 0.38 13.6-52.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9.8 0.57 12.4-21.10
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.6 0.21 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9.4 0.55 8.86.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18.3 1.07 3.7400.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.3 0.31 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 1.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6.9 0.40 9.3-26.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.8 0.46 2.4224.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.7 0.16 6.8-59.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,360.3 79.20 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 28.2 1.64 40.1-29.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33.4 1.94 4.5643.34
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 3.1 0.18 56.3-94.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 79.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2.4 0.14 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.0 0.23 12.5-67.86
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 62.0 3.61 76.7-19.19
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce