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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 135th largest goods trading partner with $280 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $208 million; goods imports totaled $72 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Senegal was $136 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' 123rd largest goods export market in 2017.
U.S. goods exports to Senegal in 2017 were $208 million, up 12.8% ($24 million) from 2016 and up 38.2% from 2007.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: mineral fuels ($42 million), vehicles ($37 million), machinery ($28 million), plastics ($18 million), and cereals ($12 million).
U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Senegal totaled $20 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: rice ($9 million), soybean oil ($4 million), wheat ($3 million), prepared food ($1 million), and fresh vegetables ($305 thousand).
Senegal was the United States' 131st largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.
U.S. goods imports from Senegal totaled $72 million in 2017, up 32.6% ($18 million) from 2016, and up 291% from 2007.
The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($32 million), ores, slag, and ash ($21 million), prepared meat and fish ($5 million), lead ($3 million), and special other ($3 million).
U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Senegal totaled $3 million in 2017.
The U.S. goods trade surplus with Senegal was $136 million in 2017, a 4.5% increase ($6 million) over 2016.
U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Senegal (stock) was $25 million in 2017, a 4.2% increase from 2016. 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.