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Senegal

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 127th largest goods trading partner with $426 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $299 million; goods imports totaled $127 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Senegal was $171 million in 2018.

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' 118th largest goods export market in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods exports to Senegal in 2018 were $299 million, up 43.6% ($91 million) from 2017 and up 117.8% from 2008.
     
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($118 million), vehicles ($54 million), machinery ($26 million), plastics ($19 million), and special other ($12 million).
     
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Senegal totaled $11 million in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: soybean oil ($7 million), prepared food ($1 million), sugar, sweeteners, bev. bases ($919 thousand), other feeds & fodders ($883 thousand), and planting seeds ($317 thousand).

Imports

  • Senegal was the United States' 118th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods imports from Senegal totaled $127 million in 2018, up 75.8% ($55 million) from 2017, and up 608.9% from 2008. 
     
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($37 million), prepared meat and fish ($32 million), ores, slag, and ash ($30 million), fertilizers ($11 million), and special other ($6 million).
     
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Senegal totaled $2 million in 2018.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Senegal was $171 million in 2018, a 26.4% increase ($36 million) over 2017.

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.