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Senegal

Senegal ranked No. 137 in total trade value through February with a total of $46.48 million. Exports totaled $25.55 million and Imports totaled $20.93 million, a surplus of $4.62 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $46.48 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $8,449,861
2Port of New York $6,447,737
3Port of Houston $5,689,762
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $4,972,956
5Port of Charleston $4,771,791
6Port of Gulfport, Miss. $1,929,999
7Port of Virginia $1,717,644
8Port of Los Angeles $1,656,332
9Port of Philadelphia $1,592,596
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,453,113

U.S. trade with Senegal rose to $46.48 million through February

Senegal’s trade with the United States rose to $46.48 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 8.03 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Senegal’s exports decreased 3 percent while imports fell 13.5 percent. The U.S. surplus with Senegal was $4.62 million.

Through February, 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 Charleston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of New Orleans No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Port of New York No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 65.26 percent of Senegal’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 10.64 percent to $8.45 million.
    Exports rose 31.89 percent to $2.25 million. Imports fell 20 percent to $6.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New York rose 16 percent to $6.45 million.
    Exports rose 16.07 percent to $6.45 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 77.16 percent to $5.69 million.
    Exports rose 97.01 percent to $4.33 million. Imports rose 34 percent to $1.36 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 41.15 percent to $4.97 million.
    Exports fell 40.74 percent to $1.24 million. Imports rose 160.67 percent to $3.73 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Charleston rose 132.19 percent to $4.77 million.
    Exports rose 547.38 percent to $1.44 million. Imports rose 81.86 percent to $3.33 million.

Senegal ranked No. 137 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 135.

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 Senegal by value through February were the categories of Motor vehicles for transporting people; Plastics; Motor vehicle parts; Worn clothing, other worn textile articles; and Polymers of vinyl chloride, respectively. They accounted for 44.46 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; Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium; Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 90.31 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 0.39 percent compared to last year to $6.25 million.
  • Plastics rose 914.01 percent compared to last year to $1.84 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 28.97 percent compared to last year to $1.17 million.
  • Worn clothing, other worn textile articles rose 8.77 percent compared to last year to $1.07 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride rose 20.22 percent compared to last year to $1.03 million.

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

  • Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish rose 144.15 percent compared to last year to $8.54 million.
  • Wigs, other products, from human hair fell 31.64 percent compared to last year to $4.58 million.
  • Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium rose 76.38 percent compared to last year to $3.23 million.
  • Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614 totaled $1.93 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 814.39 percent compared to last year to $613,811.

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.