US trade with Gambia in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 05, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gambia in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gambia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Gambia was $12.5 million, down 15.87% ($2.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Gambia in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $12.4 million, down 16.08% ($2.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Gambia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $0.2 million, up 1.30% ($0.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Gambia in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $12.2 million, a 16.29% decrease ($2.4 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Gambia was the US 175th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 166th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total trade (down from 0.0017% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Gambia was the US 161st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 150th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0033% of US total exports (down from 0.0042% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Gambia was the US 202nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 203rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Gambia

The major share of US exports to Gambia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 74.21% of US total exports to Gambia (40.74% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.52% of US total exports to Gambia (16.55% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.61% of US total exports to Gambia (8.19% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.54% of US total exports to Gambia (1.10% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total exports to Gambia (13.78% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Gambia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter 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 $1,416.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $192.7 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) - an increase of $183.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Gambia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2,188.2 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,030.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $515.2 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 $206.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $78.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $54.2 thousand.
US exports to Gambia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,321.9 26.87 1,905.874.30
10 Cereals 3,930.1 31.79 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7.3 0.06 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,906.3 15.42 4,094.6-53.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8.0 0.06 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 2,030.3-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 464.8-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12.9 0.10 12.34.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16.2 0.13 70.5-76.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2.5 0.02 3.8-34.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 661.5 5.35 651.41.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
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 8.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.0 0.02 0.0
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 0.08 22.0-54.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 22.6 0.18 21.83.40
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 44.2 0.36 123.1-64.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 15.0-100.00
69 Ceramic products 10.0 0.08 5.0100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 9.5 0.08 36.5-74.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 298.8 2.42 814.1-63.29
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 19.6 0.16 226.2-91.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,376.9 11.14 1,372.10.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5.5 0.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 217.7 1.76 25.0770.79
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 415.5 3.36 231.779.35
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 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 80.95% of US total imports from Gambia (34.84% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.70% of US total imports from Gambia (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total imports from Gambia (14.10% in the 1st quarter of 2016).
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Gambia (1.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016).
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from Gambia (3.42% in the 1st quarter of 2016).
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Gambia (17.50% in the 1st quarter of 2016).
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total imports from Gambia (9.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Gambia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $32.0 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $24.4 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $24.4 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $22.6 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 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $30.7 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 $16.4 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;
  • 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;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $7.3 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $7.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $6.0 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 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 73.2 41.15 48.949.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 24.4 13.74 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.5 2.53 2.581.63
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 41.9 23.53 9.9325.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 30.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 22.6 12.70 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 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
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
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce