US trade with Gambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 02, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gambia

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Gambia was $7.3 million, down 29.97% ($3.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Gambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $7.0 million, down 31.96% ($3.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Gambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $0.3 million, up 289.69% ($0.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Gambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $6.8 million, a 33.97% decrease ($3.5 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Gambia was the US 181st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 174th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total trade (down from 0.0013% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Gambia was the US 172nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 160th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total exports (down from 0.0030% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Gambia was the US 206th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 213th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Gambia

The major share of US exports to Gambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.62% of US total exports to Gambia (53.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.71% of US total exports to Gambia (36.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.51% of US total exports to Gambia (4.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.05% of US total exports to Gambia (1.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Gambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $357.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $294.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $135.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $101.9 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $58.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $56.2 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 $32.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $30.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $28.0 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $24.9 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $22.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Gambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2,273.2 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 $1,714.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $292.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $113.6 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $24.8 thousand.
US exports to Gambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,207.1 17.21 3,480.3-65.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7.0 0.10 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.0 0.07 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 32.0 0.46 10.0220.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,269.4 32.36 1,975.314.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 30.0 0.43 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2.9 0.04 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 3.8 0.05 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12.8 0.18 12.34.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 130.3 1.86 28.4358.74
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 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10.1 0.14 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12.0 0.17 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 775.9 11.06 418.285.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.8 0.04 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.0 0.06 10.0-60.00
52 Cotton 58.7 0.84 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 24.9 0.35 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 24.8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 60.4 0.86 63.0-4.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9.0 0.13 0.0
69 Ceramic products 17.0 0.24 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.9 0.04 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 28.0 0.40 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 172.7 2.46 465.3-62.89
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 65.3 0.93 1,779.8-96.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,571.3 22.40 1,435.49.47
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 56.2 0.80 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7.5 0.11 121.2-93.77
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 15.2-100.00
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 406.0 5.79 373.68.67

US Imports from Gambia

The major share of US imports from Gambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.15% of US total imports from Gambia (54.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.44% of US total imports from Gambia (17.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total imports from Gambia (3.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Gambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $46.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $15.3 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $14.2 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $12.7 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $4.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Gambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - 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 $11.2 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $2.2 thousand.
US imports from Gambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 35.7 14.26 21.566.35
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.6 1.82 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12.7 5.06 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.13 0.0
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 11.2-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 46.1 18.44 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.3 6.10 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.6 1.04 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce