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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 143rd largest goods trading partner with $239 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $184 million; goods imports totaled $55 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Senegal was $130 million in 2016. 

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' 129th largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Senegal in 2016 were $184 million, down 7.3% ($14 million) from 2015 but up 90.3% from 2006.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: vehicles ($35 million), machinery ($27 million), mineral fuels ($26 million), plastics ($19 million), and miscellaneous textile articles ($11 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Senegal totaled $24 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: corn ($8 million), soybean oil ($6 million), soybean meal ($5 million), tobacco ($2 million), and prepared food ($1 million). 


  • Senegal was the United States' 135th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Senegal totaled $55 million in 2016, down 24.1% ($17 million) from 2015, but up 163.3% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: ores, slag, and ash  ($24 million), artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($22 million), fish and seafood ($4 million), special other ($2 million), and lead ($934 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Senegal totaled $2 million in 2016.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Senegal was $130 million in 2016, a 2.3% increase ($3 million) over 2015. 


  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Senegal (stock) was $13 million in 2016, a 7.1% decrease from 2015. 

  • No data on Senegal's FDI in the U.S. are available.  

*NOTE: No services trade data with Senegal is available.