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Gambia

Gambia ranked No. 187 in total trade value through October with a total of $32.92 million. Exports totaled $32.49 million and Imports totaled $434,658, a surplus of $32.05 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $32.92 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $9,257,831
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $7,368,262
3Port of New York $6,008,061
4Port of Virginia $2,731,864
5Port of Houston $1,899,029
6Port of Newark $1,148,886
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,035,027
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $695,979
9Port Miami $550,692
10Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $437,918

U.S. trade with Gambia rose to $32.92 million through October

Gambia’s trade with the United States rose to $32.92 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 2.13 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Gambia’s exports decreased 1.71 percent while imports fell 25.97 percent. The U.S. surplus with Gambia was $32.05 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Charleston; No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 3 Port of New York; No. 4 Port of Virginia; and No. 5 Port of Houston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Charleston No. 2 Port of New York No. 3 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 82.82 percent of Gambia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Charleston fell 3.19 percent to $9.26 million.
    Exports fell 3.19 percent to $9.26 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 96.71 percent to $7.37 million.
    Exports rose 96.71 percent to $7.37 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York rose 10.22 percent to $6.01 million.
    Exports rose 10.22 percent to $6.01 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia fell 8.26 percent to $2.73 million.
    Exports fell 8.26 percent to $2.73 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston fell 25.42 percent to $1.9 million.
    Exports fell 25.42 percent to $1.9 million. There were no imports.

Gambia ranked No. 187 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 184.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Gambia by value through October were the categories of Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Plastic tableware and other products; and Motor vehicle parts, respectively. They accounted for 80.84 percent of total exports to Gambia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Gambia –– Fish fillets, dried, salted or smoked; Computers; Salvage; Computer parts; and Furniture, parts –– accounted for 60.14 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Gambia:

  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 15.03 percent compared to last year to $8.22 million.
  • Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments fell 7.31 percent compared to last year to $6.93 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 46.87 percent compared to last year to $6.89 million.
  • Plastic tableware and other products rose 23.65 percent compared to last year to $2.71 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 70.73 percent compared to last year to $1.52 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Gambia:

  • Fish fillets, dried, salted or smoked rose 49.24 percent compared to last year to $124,586.
  • Computers totaled $44,427. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage fell 13.26 percent compared to last year to $33,157.
  • Computer parts totaled $31,507. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Furniture, parts totaled $27,718. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Gambia recorded $40.25 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Charleston; New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; New Orleans; and Norfolk. Total U.S. exports to Gambia were $ 39.24 million and imports from Gambia were $1.01 million. The U.S. surplus with Gambia was $38.23 million.