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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 186th largest goods trading partner with $40 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $39 million; goods imports totaled $964 thousand. The U.S. goods trade surplus with The Gambia was $38 million in 2017.

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' 174th largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to The Gambia in 2017 were $39 million, down 1.9% ($768 thousand) from 2016 but up 96.2% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: miscellaneous food ($10 million), meat ($9 million), vehicles ($8 million), cereals ($4 million), and plastics ($3 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to The Gambia totaled $22 million in 2017.

Imports

  • The Gambia was the United States' 212th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from The Gambia totaled $964 thousand in 2017, up 49.8% ($321 thousand) from 2016, and up 550.2% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: machinery ($198 thousand), fish and seafood ($143 thousand), special other ($133 thousand), optical and medical instruments ($76 thousand), and animal or vegetable fats and oils ($63 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from The Gambia totaled $136 thousand in 2017.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with The Gambia was $38 million in 2017, a 2.8% decrease ($1 million) over 2016. 

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.