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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).

Exports

  • 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). 

Imports

  • 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.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Senegal was $136 million in 2017, a 4.5% increase ($6 million) over 2016. 

Investment

  • 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.