US trade with Gambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 30, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gambia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Gambia totaled $10.2 million, up 8.49% ($0.8 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Gambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $10.1 million, up 16.66% ($1.4 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Gambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $0.1 million, down 89.53% ($0.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Gambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $10.0 million, a 26.30% increase ($2.1 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Gambia was the US 176th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 177th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total trade (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Gambia was the US 164th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 168th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0026% of US total exports (up from 0.0024% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Gambia was the US 212th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 189th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0001% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Gambia

The major share of US exports to Gambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.62% of US total exports to Gambia (65.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.91% of US total exports to Gambia (21.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.30% of US total exports to Gambia (6.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.81% of US total exports to Gambia (2.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Gambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $711.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $557.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $458.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $252.1 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $134.3 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 $73.1 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $36.9 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $33.5 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $30.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Gambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $583.6 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $149.5 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 $74.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $50.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $46.1 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $40.0 thousand.
US exports to Gambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,575.5 25.46 3,159.0-18.47
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 30.8 0.30 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 5.8 0.06 15.0-61.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,009.0 29.75 2,297.230.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5.4 0.05 154.9-96.51
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 0.25 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 17.1 0.17 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 50.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2.9 0.03 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 920.8 9.10 462.499.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.0 0.05 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7.0 0.07 13.5-48.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 17.1 0.17 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 49.1 0.49 12.3300.40
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7.5 0.07 53.6-86.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 75.7 0.75 90.6-16.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 33.5 0.33 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.9 0.04 0.0
69 Ceramic products 18.0 0.18 24.0-25.00
70 Glass and glassware 19.6 0.19 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 45.1 0.45 19.0137.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 571.4 5.65 319.378.95
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 42.0 0.42 117.0-64.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,948.6 19.26 1,391.040.09
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 134.3 1.33 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25.3 0.25 50.8-50.24
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 361.2 3.57 288.125.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.0 0.05 0.0

US Imports from Gambia

The major share of US imports from Gambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 53.20% of US total imports from Gambia (4.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 15.84% of US total imports from Gambia (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.13% of US total imports from Gambia (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.75% of US total imports from Gambia (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Gambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter 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;
  • 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;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $3.9 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) - an increase of $3.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2.3 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $0.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Gambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $62.5 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 $23.5 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $10.4 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $4.6 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $4.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.7 thousand.
US imports from Gambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 12.5 16.56 23.0-45.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 27.7 36.64 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 0.61 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.0 15.84 0.0
52 Cotton 6.2 8.14 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.3 2.98 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 3.9 5.11 0.0
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 4.75 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 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 0.0 0.00 23.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 62.5-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce