Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Gambia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Gambia World Exports Value (US$) 94 912 766.00 118 847 870.00 106 204 147.00 103 937 308.00 90 120 904.00 94 014 948.00 21 834 655.00 9 091 201.00
Imports Value (US$) 340 661 762.00 380 028 404.00 350 246 491.00 387 202 313.00 401 710 663.00 384 337 736.00 548 847 434.00 601 352 216.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Gambia totalled $ 9.09 million in 2018. Overall commodity exports from Gambia decreased by 58% compared to 2017. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 12.7 million (the value of merchandise exports from Gambia amounted to $21 million in 2017)

Gambia's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Gambia in 2018:

  • Mali with a share of 46% (4.21 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 12.7% (1.15 million US$)
  • India with a share of 7.48% (680 thousand US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 5.97% (543 thousand US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 4.99% (453 thousand US$)
  • Spain with a share of 4.94% (449 thousand US$)
  • Guinea-Bissau with a share of 2.36% (214 thousand US$)
  • Senegal with a share of 1.76% (160 thousand US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 1.64% (149 thousand US$)
  • USA with a share of 1.57% (143 thousand US$)

Exports structure from Gambia in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 29% (2.72 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 28% (2.55 million US$): 54 - Man-made filaments
  • 7.86% (715 thousand US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 4.66% (424 thousand US$): 18 - Cocoa and cocoa preparations
  • 4.38% (398 thousand US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 4.23% (385 thousand US$): 64 - Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
  • 2.95% (268 thousand US$): 57 - Carpets and other textile floor coverings
  • 2.84% (258 thousand US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 2.15% (196 thousand US$): 23 - Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed
  • 1.72% (156 thousand US$): 55 - Man-made staple fibers

What did Gambia export in 2018?

Gambia's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 28% ($2.55 million): 5408 - Woven fabrics of artificial filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from materials of heading 54.05.
  • 12.9% ($1.17 million): 0306 - Crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, whether or not chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; flours, meals and pellets of crustaceans, fit for human consumption.
  • 11.2% ($1.02 million): 0301 - Live fish.
  • 7.17% ($652 thousand): 0801 - Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
  • 4.66% ($424 thousand): 1806 - Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa.
  • 4.15% ($377 thousand): 4818 - Toilet paper and similar paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres, of a kind used for household or sanitary purposes, in rolls of a width not exceeding 36 cm, or cut to size or shape; handkerchiefs, cleansing tissues, towels, tablecloths, serviettes, napkins for babies, tampons, bed sheets and similar household, sanitary or hospital articles, articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres.
  • 4.05% ($368 thousand): 6401 - Waterproof footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or of plastics, the uppers of which are neither fixed to the sole nor assembled by stitching, riveting, nailing, screwing, plugging or similar processes.
  • 2.8% ($255 thousand): 1202 - Ground-nuts, not roasted or otherwise cooked, whether or not shelled or broken.
  • 2.79% ($254 thousand): 5705 - Other carpets and other textile floor coverings, whether or not made up.
  • 2.15% ($196 thousand): 2301 - Flours, meals and pellets, of meat or meat offal, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates, unfit for human consumption; greaves.

The value of total merchandise imports to Gambia totalled $ 601 million in 2018. Merchandise imports to Gambia increased by 9.56% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 52 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Gambia was equal to $548 million in 2017)

Gambia's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Gambia in 2018:

  • Côte d`Ivoire with a share of 46% (279 million US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 8.03% (48 million US$)
  • China with a share of 6.66% (40 million US$)
  • India with a share of 5.1% (30 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.87% (17.2 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 2.79% (16.8 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 2.6% (15.6 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 2.55% (15.3 million US$)
  • Senegal with a share of 2.54% (15.3 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 2.1% (12.6 million US$)

Imports structure to Gambia in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 46% (282 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.17% (55 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 5.02% (30 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • 4.5% (27 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.58% (21 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 3.48% (20 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 3.08% (18.5 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.74% (16.4 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 1.43% (8.61 million US$): 11 - Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
  • 1.39% (8.4 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal

What did Gambia import in 2018?

Gambia's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 46% ($281 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 8.21% ($49 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 4.91% ($29 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
  • 3.73% ($22 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 3.36% ($20 million): 1515 - Other fixed vegetable fats and oils (including jojoba oil) and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 2.35% ($14.1 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 1.34% ($8.07 million): 0207 - Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 1.29% ($7.8 million): 1101 - Wheat or meslin flour.
  • 1.21% ($7.29 million): 5408 - Woven fabrics of artificial filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from materials of heading 54.05.
  • 1.01% ($6.11 million): 2516 - Granite, porphyry, basalt, sandstone and other monumental or building stone, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape.

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Gambia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018