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Senegal

Senegal ranked No. 137 in total trade value through April with a total of $101.2 million. Exports totaled $59.34 million and Imports totaled $41.86 million, a surplus of $17.48 million.

January – April 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $101.2 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $16,089,559
2Port of Houston $13,305,576
3Port of New York $11,970,130
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $11,086,140
5Port of Charleston $7,111,772
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $5,154,389
7Port of Virginia $4,383,832
8Port of Gulfport, Miss. $4,370,537
9Port of Los Angeles $3,497,823
10Port of Philadelphia $3,496,154

U.S. trade with Senegal rose to $101.2 million through April

Senegal’s trade with the United States rose to $101.2 million through the first four months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 14.75 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Senegal increased 25.11 percent while U.S. imports from Senegal rose 2.68 percent. The U.S. surplus with Senegal was $17.48 million.

Through April, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of New York; 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 Newark No. 2 Port of New York No. 3 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 58.85 percent of Senegal’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 9.47 percent to $16.09 million.
    Exports rose 54.63 percent to $5.8 million. Imports fell 26.63 percent to $10.29 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 64.25 percent to $13.31 million.
    Exports rose 81.4 percent to $9.91 million. Imports rose 28.76 percent to $3.4 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York rose 3.15 percent to $11.97 million.
    Exports rose 3.18 percent to $11.97 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 44.23 percent to $11.09 million.
    Exports fell 26.95 percent to $3.08 million. Imports rose 130.5 percent to $8.01 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Charleston rose 5.3 percent to $7.11 million.
    Exports rose 334.41 percent to $1.88 million. Imports fell 17.2 percent to $5.23 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. 139.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.35 trillion, up 0.57 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.58 percent to $543.34 billion; imports climbed 0.56 percent to $807.48 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 $264.14 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $262.72 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Senegal by value through April were the categories of Motor vehicles for transporting people; Polymers of vinyl chloride; Plastics; Nitrogenous fertilizers; and Motor vehicle parts, respectively. They accounted for 44.09 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 Gasoline, other fuels –– accounted for 88.77 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 9.08 percent compared to last year to $14.15 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride rose 156.08 percent compared to last year to $3.7 million.
  • Plastics rose 722.48 percent compared to last year to $3.33 million.
  • Nitrogenous fertilizers fell 4.99 percent compared to last year to $2.59 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 33.64 percent compared to last year to $2.39 million.

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

  • Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish rose 104.05 percent compared to last year to $17.19 million.
  • Wigs, other products, from human hair fell 26.01 percent compared to last year to $8.92 million.
  • Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium fell 20.09 percent compared to last year to $5.05 million.
  • Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614 totaled $4.37 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Gasoline, other fuels totaled $1.62 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.