US trade with Gambia in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 14, 2018

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

US Trade with Gambia

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Gambia was $30.0 million, down 13.49% ($4.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Gambia in the first nine months of 2017 were $29.5 million, down 12.51% ($4.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Gambia in the first nine months of 2017 were $0.5 million, down 47.64% ($0.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Gambia in the first nine months of 2017 was $29.0 million, a 11.48% decrease ($3.8 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Gambia was the US 178th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 172nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total trade (down from 0.0013% in the first nine months of 2016).

Gambia was the US 168th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 160th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0026% of US total exports (down from 0.0032% in the first nine months of 2016).

Gambia was the US 208th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 200th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0001% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Gambia

The major share of US exports to Gambia in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 62.23% of US total exports to Gambia (50.75% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.09% of US total exports to Gambia (24.08% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.75% of US total exports to Gambia (6.53% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.33% of US total exports to Gambia (1.37% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.09% of US total exports to Gambia (6.14% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Gambia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3,930.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $826.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $698.4 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 $289.3 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $190.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Gambia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2,402.5 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,004.7 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 $1,996.0 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,440.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,182.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $555.7 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $464.8 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $111.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $96.3 thousand.
US exports to Gambia in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,104.4 24.09 8,545.1-16.86
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7.0 0.02 0.0
10 Cereals 3,930.1 13.33 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.0 0.02 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 30.8 0.10 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 45.1 0.15 25.080.24
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,184.7 24.36 8,367.1-14.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 43.4 0.15 154.9-71.99
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 0.09 2,030.3-98.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2.9 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 3.8 0.01 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 464.8-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42.7 0.14 24.574.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 146.5 0.50 149.7-2.12
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 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17.4 0.06 3.8354.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,358.1 8.00 1,531.953.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.0 0.02 8.0-37.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12.8 0.04 13.5-5.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14.0 0.05 37.0-62.16
52 Cotton 58.7 0.20 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 42.0 0.14 26.558.50
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
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 71.7 0.24 58.921.79
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7.5 0.03 53.6-86.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 180.3 0.61 276.6-34.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 33.5 0.11 27.024.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12.9 0.04 0.0
69 Ceramic products 45.0 0.15 29.055.17
70 Glass and glassware 19.6 0.07 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 57.5 0.19 55.53.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 28.0 0.09 12.0133.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,042.9 3.54 1,598.7-34.76
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 126.9 0.43 2,122.9-94.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,896.8 16.61 4,198.416.63
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 190.6 0.65 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5.5 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 250.6 0.85 197.027.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 24.3-100.00
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 1,182.7 4.01 893.432.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.0 0.02 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 242.9 0.82 2,645.4-90.82

US Imports from Gambia

The major share of US imports from Gambia in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 47.09% of US total imports from Gambia (13.31% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.16% of US total imports from Gambia (4.02% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.49% of US total imports from Gambia (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.38% of US total imports from Gambia (0.23% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.73% of US total imports from Gambia (0.62% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.71% of US total imports from Gambia (1.70% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Gambia (3.19% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Gambia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $40.1 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $28.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $27.7 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $22.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $15.3 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $9.8 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $6.6 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $6.5 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $6.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Gambia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $486.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $67.2 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $30.7 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) - a decrease of $23.5 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 $22.3 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;
  • 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 $12.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $6.0 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $3.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.7 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 first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 121.4 24.11 93.330.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 24.4 4.85 17.936.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9.1 1.80 2.5265.23
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 54.5 10.83 14.4278.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 27.7 5.50 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 30.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 22.6 4.49 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 0.09 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.0 2.38 2.2440.22
52 Cotton 6.2 1.22 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.06 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.3 0.45 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 3.9 0.77 7.0-44.83
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 0.71 16.4-78.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
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 22.3-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 46.1 9.16 0.0
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
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
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.3 3.03 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.6 0.52 69.8-96.27
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 151.3 30.04 637.3-76.26
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce