AGOA Status: Senegal is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.
Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Senegal signed a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) in 1983, which entered into force in 1990. Senegal is also a member of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), which has a Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the U.S.
U.S.-Senegal Trade Facts
Senegal is currently our 127th largest goods trading partner with $416 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $289 million; goods imports totaled $127 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Senegal was $162 million in 2018.
According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Senegal supported an estimated 9 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available).
- Senegal was the United States' 120th largest goods export market in 2018.
- U.S. goods exports to Senegal in 2018 were $289 million, up 39.1% ($81 million) from 2017 and up 110.9% from 2008.
- The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($109 million), vehicles ($54 million), machinery ($26 million), plastics ($19 million), and special other ($12 million).
- U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Senegal totaled $11 million in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: soybean oil ($7 million), prepared food ($1 million), sugar, sweeteners, bev. bases ($919 thousand), other feeds & fodders ($883 thousand), and planting seeds ($317 thousand).
- Senegal was the United States' 118th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
- U.S. goods imports from Senegal totaled $127 million in 2018, up 75.6% ($55 million) from 2017, and up 608.4% from 2008.
- The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($37 million), prepared meat and fish ($32 million), ores, slag, and ash ($30 million), fertilizers ($11 million), and special other ($6 million).
- U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Senegal totaled $2 million in 2018.
- The U.S. goods trade surplus with Senegal was $162 million in 2018, a 19.5% increase ($26 million) over 2017.
U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Senegal (stock) was $22 million in 2018, a 12.0% decrease from 2017. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Senegal.
No data on Senegal's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Senegal FDI in the U.S.
*NOTE: No services trade data with Senegal is available.