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The Gambia

AGOA Status: The Gambia is eligible for AGOA this year

U.S. - Gambia Trade Facts

The Gambia is currently our 188th largest goods trading partner with $42 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $41 million; goods imports totaled $565 thousand. The U.S. goods trade surplus with The Gambia was $41 million in 2018.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to The Gambia supported an estimated 2 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available). 

Exports

  • The Gambia was the United States' 176th largest goods export market in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods exports to The Gambia in 2018 were $41 million, up 5.6% ($2 million) from 2017 and up 43.4% from 2008. 
     
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: meat ($12 million), vehicles ($10 million), miscellaneous food ($8 million), plastics ($4 million), and furniture and bedding ($2 million).
     
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to The Gambia totaled $20 million in 2018.

Imports

  • The Gambia was the United States' 217th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods imports from The Gambia totaled $565 thousand in 2018, down 41.4% ($399 thousand) from 2017, and down 11.9% from 2008. 
     
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: fish and seafood ($204 thousand), machinery ($106 thousand), animal or vegetable fats and oils ($43 thousand), low value estimates ($41 thousand), and electrical machinery ($32 thousand).
     
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from The Gambia totaled $71 thousand in 2018.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with The Gambia was $41 million in 2018, a 6.7% increase ($3 million) over 2017.

Investment

  • Data on U.S. FDI in The Gambia are unavailable. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in The Gambia. 

  • No data on The Gambia's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of The Gambia FDI in the U.S.  

NOTE: No services trade data with The Gambia are available.