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Gambia

Gambia ranked No. 178 in total trade value through February with a total of $9.25 million. Exports totaled $9.14 million and Imports totaled $117,342, a surplus of $9.02 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $9.25 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $3,445,762
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,644,951
3Port of New York $1,272,620
4Port of Houston $524,904
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $301,527
6Port Miami $239,556
7Port of Virginia $206,425
8Port of Newark $182,134
9Miami International Airport $134,425
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $131,960

U.S. trade with Gambia rose to $9.25 million through February

Gambia’s trade with the United States rose to $9.25 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 54.96 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Gambia’s exports increased 55.64 percent while imports rose 15.46 percent. The U.S. surplus with Gambia was $9.02 million.

Through February, 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 Houston; and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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 Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 88.5 percent of Gambia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Charleston rose 56.62 percent to $3.45 million.
    Exports rose 56.62 percent to $3.45 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 100.23 percent to $2.64 million.
    Exports rose 100.23 percent to $2.64 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York rose 26.49 percent to $1.27 million.
    Exports rose 26.49 percent to $1.27 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston rose 1054.73 percent to $524,904.
    Exports rose 1054.73 percent to $524,904. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 112.19 percent to $301,527.
    Exports rose 112.19 percent to $301,527. There were no imports.

Gambia ranked No. 178 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 185.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Gambia by value through February 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 Furniture, parts, respectively. They accounted for 84.42 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; Palm oil; Salvage; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; and Frozen fish –– accounted for 83.47 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 183.19 percent compared to last year to $3.87 million.
  • Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments rose 36.39 percent compared to last year to $2.22 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 24.85 percent compared to last year to $891,012.
  • Plastic tableware and other products fell 0.67 percent compared to last year to $404,060.
  • Furniture, parts rose 12.23 percent compared to last year to $319,177.

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

  • Fish fillets, dried, salted or smoked fell 36.18 percent compared to last year to $36,619.
  • Palm oil rose 108.27 percent compared to last year to $27,931.
  • Salvage rose 398.91 percent compared to last year to $15,955.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen totaled $8,758. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Frozen fish fell 22.12 percent compared to last year to $8,680.

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.