US trade with Gambia in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 14, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gambia in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gambia

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Gambia totaled $10.3 million, up 57.54% ($3.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Gambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $9.8 million, up 50.88% ($3.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Gambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $0.6 million, up 620.20% ($0.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Gambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $9.2 million, a 44.07% increase ($2.8 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Gambia was the US 181st largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total trade (up from 0.0007% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Gambia was the US 172nd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 174th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0024% of US total exports (up from 0.0017% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Gambia was the US 192nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 210th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Gambia

The major share of US exports to Gambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 43.32% of US total exports to Gambia (27.72% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 40.02% of US total exports to Gambia (58.51% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.47% of US total exports to Gambia (7.66% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.01% of US total exports to Gambia (1.37% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Gambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $1,694.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $576.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $445.8 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $330.2 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 $134.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $103.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $98.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $83.6 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $78.5 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) - an increase of $63.1 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $36.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Gambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $235.2 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $47.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $42.7 thousand.
US exports to Gambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,475.2 15.13 1,144.928.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7.5 0.08 3.5114.29
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,389.8 24.51 2,625.0-8.96
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 30.0 0.31 7.5300.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 25.2-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 103.7 1.06 0.0
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 47.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 42.7-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 819.3 8.40 373.5119.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14.0 0.14 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.8 0.22 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 81.4 0.83 2.92,707.87
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 19.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 11.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 14.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 114.6 1.17 31.0269.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 36.9 0.38 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 9.0 0.09 17.0-46.86
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 1,127.7 11.57 551.5104.49
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 88.5 0.91 25.4248.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,891.3 29.65 1,196.6141.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 116.7 1.20 18.0548.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
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 370.5 3.80 235.657.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.0 0.05 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 47.7 0.49 40.816.93

US Imports from Gambia

The major share of US imports from Gambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.32% of US total imports from Gambia (50.06% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.13% of US total imports from Gambia (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.23% of US total imports from Gambia (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of US total imports from Gambia (30.29% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Gambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $200.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $67.8 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 $48.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $41.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $36.8 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $33.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $27.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $17.2 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $12.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4.0 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $3.3 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $2.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Gambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $23.2 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $3.5 thousand.
US imports from Gambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 33.4 6.07 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3.3 0.60 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12.9 2.34 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 17.2 3.12 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 23.2-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.8 0.15 0.0
52 Cotton 1.6 0.30 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.8 0.32 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.0 0.73 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 41.3 7.49 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 200.8 36.49 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 57.0 10.35 8.2595.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 58.9 10.70 22.1166.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 75.8 13.78 8.0850.53
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.7 0.49 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 38.9 7.08 11.5239.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce