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Senegal

Senegal ranked No. 135 in total trade value through August with a total of $212.83 million. Exports totaled $127.18 million and Imports totaled $85.65 million, a surplus of $41.53 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $212.83 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $35,116,688
2Port of New York $27,436,792
3Port of Houston $26,564,908
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $20,985,236
5Port of Virginia $16,198,082
6Port of Gulfport, Miss. $12,256,781
7Port of Charleston $11,510,340
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $9,935,351
9Port of Los Angeles $7,524,082
10Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston $4,413,430

U.S. trade with Senegal rose to $212.83 million through August

Senegal’s trade with the United States rose to $212.83 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 6.86 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Senegal decreased 12.22 percent while U.S. imports from Senegal rose 2.42 percent. The U.S. surplus with Senegal was $41.53 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of New York; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga.; and No. 5 Port of Virginia. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of New York No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Houston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 59.34 percent of Senegal’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 2.83 percent to $35.12 million.
    Exports rose 28.38 percent to $10.99 million. Imports fell 5.72 percent to $24.13 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New York rose 18.91 percent to $27.44 million.
    Exports rose 18.82 percent to $27.41 million. Imports rose 595.28 percent to $25,030.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 50.27 percent to $26.56 million.
    Exports rose 55.93 percent to $20.66 million. Imports rose 33.34 percent to $5.91 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 4.97 percent to $20.99 million.
    Exports fell 38.54 percent to $6.46 million. Imports rose 53.22 percent to $14.52 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Virginia rose 57.08 percent to $16.2 million.
    Exports rose 162.57 percent to $13.87 million. Imports fell 53.77 percent to $2.32 million.

Senegal ranked No. 135 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 136.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Senegal by value through August were the categories of Motor vehicles for transporting people; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Plastics; Polymers of vinyl chloride; and Motor vehicle parts, respectively. They accounted for 41.51 percent of total exports to Senegal.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Senegal –– Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish; Wigs, other products, from human hair; Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614; Gasoline, other fuels; and Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium –– accounted for 89.43 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 3.63 percent compared to last year to $26.83 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 43.22 percent compared to last year to $8.38 million.
  • Plastics rose 273.65 percent compared to last year to $6.51 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride rose 47.71 percent compared to last year to $6.15 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 13.42 percent compared to last year to $4.93 million.

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

  • Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish rose 65.61 percent compared to last year to $29.57 million.
  • Wigs, other products, from human hair fell 34.01 percent compared to last year to $15.5 million.
  • Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614 rose 116.87 percent compared to last year to $14.06 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels totaled $9.05 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium fell 36.38 percent compared to last year to $8.42 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Senegal recorded $283.01 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Houston; Atlanta/Savannah; Port Arthur, Texas; and New Orleans. Total U.S. exports to Senegal were $ 210.61 million and imports from Senegal were $72.4 million. The U.S. surplus with Senegal was $138.2 million.