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Overview In 2021 Gambia was the number 190 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 165 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Gambia are Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($31M), Sawn Wood ($16.1M), Rough Wood ($15.1M), Refined Petroleum ($12.1M), and Processed Crustaceans ($8.59M), exporting mostly to China ($47.2M), India ($41.2M), Mali ($11.8M), Senegal ($9.25M), and Chile ($6.2M).

Imports The top imports of Gambia are Light Pure Woven Cotton ($182M), Refined Petroleum ($108M), Palm Oil ($76.6M), Rice ($67.6M), and Raw Sugar ($60.6M), importing mostly from China ($561M), Senegal ($178M), India ($164M), Brazil ($110M), and Cote d'Ivoire ($80.6M).

Location Gambia borders Senegal by land and Cape Verde by sea.

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The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of Gambia.

Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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The data obtained is mirror data. The trade of countries that do not report current data can be reconstructed based on data reported by partner countries with current data available.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Top Destination (2021)China$47.2M

In 2021, Gambia exported a total of $153M, making it the number 190 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Gambia have changed by -$37.4M from $190M in 2016 to $153M in 2021.

The most recent exports are led by Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($31M), Sawn Wood ($16.1M), Rough Wood ($15.1M), Refined Petroleum ($12.1M), and Processed Crustaceans ($8.59M). The most common destination for the exports of Gambia are China ($47.2M), India ($41.2M), Mali ($11.8M), Senegal ($9.25M), and Chile ($6.2M).

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Market Growth

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2020 - 2021)
China$19.9M (+ 72.8%)
Mali$5.23M (+ 79.7%)
Greece$4.13M (+ 2.28k%)
Fastest Growing Import Markets (2020 - 2021)
Senegal$52.9M (+ 42.5%)
India$40.6M (+ 33%)
Cote d'Ivoire$30M (+ 59.2%)

Total Export Growth by Market (2020 - 2021)

Service Trade

Service Trade

Gambia Exports Services (2013)$17.9M

In 2013, Gambia exported $17.9M worth of services. The top services exported by Gambia in 2013 were Telecommunications services ($17.9M).

Gambia did not import services in the same year.

Service Exports (2013)

Economic Complexity

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

Gambia has a high level of specialization in Rye (944), Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews (430), Fish oil (343), Other Oily Seeds (141), and Titanium Ore (121). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Gambia observed and expected exports in each product.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

The top export opportunities for Gambia according to the relatedness index, were Gold (0.12), Cocoa Beans (0.11), Bananas (0.095), Cassava (0.094), and Manganese Ore (0.092). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Gambia is not specialized in.

Product Space

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

This network shows the products most related to the production structure of Gambia. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Gambia exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower greenhouse emissions.

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