US trade (export - import) with Gambia in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gambia in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gambia

In 2014, US trade with Gambia totaled $41.9 million, up 16.80% ($6.0 million) from 2013.

US exports to Gambia in 2014 totaled $41.5 million, up 21.69% ($7.4 million) from 2013.

US imports from Gambia in 2014 were $0.3 million, down 80.29% ($1.4 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Gambia in 2014 was $41.2 million, a 27.09% increase ($8.8 million) over 2013.

Gambia was the US 180th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 181st in 2013), accounting for 0.0010% of US total trade (up from 0.0009% in 2013).

Gambia was the US 168th largest export market in 2014 (up from 173rd in 2013), accounting for 0.0026% of US total exports (up from 0.0022% in 2013).

Gambia was the US 206th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 196th in 2013), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0001% in 2013).

US Exports to Gambia

The major share of US exports to Gambia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 48.93% of US total exports to Gambia (55.42% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.47% of US total exports to Gambia (25.06% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.69% of US total exports to Gambia (7.93% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.57% of US total exports to Gambia (1.94% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Gambia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $3,593.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,567.7 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,884.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $980.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $390.2 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $382.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $215.4 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) - an increase of $184.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Gambia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,981.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $531.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $298.5 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) - a decrease of $171.8 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $169.3 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $127.7 thousand.
US exports to Gambia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,302.8 17.58 3,709.896.85
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 70.0 0.17 110.5-36.65
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 1,981.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 91.8 0.22 17.9412.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 84.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,269.5 29.54 12,800.7-4.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 514.9 1.24 132.0289.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 30.0 0.07 73.5-59.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 44.1 0.11 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3.5 0.01 5.0-30.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,578.2 8.61 1,693.5111.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 19.6 0.05 3.9407.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 184.0 0.44 147.924.37
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 131.9 0.32 86.752.15
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 17.0 0.04 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 159.7 0.38 120.532.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 726.3 1.75 637.913.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 40.1 0.10 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12.1 0.03 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10.0 0.02 14.9-32.70
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 25.4 0.06 2.8807.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 85.0 0.20 0.0
52 Cotton 13.0 0.03 182.3-92.88
54 Man-made filaments 128.5 0.31 16.8663.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 104.6-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5.6 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 98.0 0.24 29.1237.25
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 391.9 0.94 176.5122.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15.3 0.04 143.0-89.31
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.0 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 55.0 0.13 8.0587.20
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 9.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 75.2 0.18 142.8-47.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.9 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 63.5 0.15 0.0
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 40.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 124.2 0.30 19.0553.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.1 0.01 4.0-22.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,879.3 4.52 1,489.126.20
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 1,900.5 4.58 1,716.310.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,232.8 17.41 4,665.155.04
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15.0 0.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 381.4 0.92 679.9-43.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8.4 0.02 39.1-78.56
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 909.4 2.19 1,081.2-15.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 58.9 0.14 45.329.90
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,855.1 6.87 1,874.752.30

US Imports from Gambia

The major share of US imports from Gambia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 63.77% of US total imports from Gambia (11.72% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.84% of US total imports from Gambia (2.27% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.88% of US total imports from Gambia (0.86% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total imports from Gambia (79.20% in 2013).
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Gambia (1.64% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Gambia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $32.3 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $31.1 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $26.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $20.0 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $11.7 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6.4 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - an increase of $5.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $4.5 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Gambia in 2014 over the 2013 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) - a decrease of $1,360.3 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $45.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $28.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $21.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $18.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $16.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $9.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $6.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $4.0 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $3.6 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 $3.1 thousand.
US imports from Gambia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 98.8 29.19 144.6-31.67
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 41.4 12.24 9.2352.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2.0 0.59 0.0
10 Cereals 12.9 3.82 6.598.88
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 21.5 6.34 9.8120.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 34.7 10.26 3.6865.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4.5 1.32 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 18.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.2 0.35 5.3-77.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5.5 1.63 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.2 1.25 7.8-46.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.2 0.95 2.718.04
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 1,360.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 28.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16.6 4.91 33.4-50.15
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 3.1-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20.0 5.91 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.4 1.01 2.443.02
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 0.8 0.25 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26.5 7.84 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 41.1 12.13 62.0-33.79
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce