Merchandise Trade (As % of GDP) rose to 44.0% in Gambia in 2017

Merchandise Trade (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Gambia | May 17, 2019
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Merchandise trade as a share of GDP reached 44.0 % in 2017 in Gambia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 32.5 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, merchandise trade as a share of GDP in Gambia reached an all time high of 97.0 % in 1976 and an all time low of 20.8 % in 2001. When compared to Gambia's main peers, merchandise trade as a share of GDP in Guinea Bissau amounted to 45.2 %, 46.9 % in Mali, 76.0 % in Mauritania and 46.1 % in Senegal in 2017.

Gambia has been ranked 121st within the group of 168 countries we follow in terms of merchandise trade as a share of GDP, 13 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Merchandise trade as a share of GDP is the sum of merchandise exports and imports divided by the value of GDP, all in current US dollars.

Merchandise Trade (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Algeria % 60.4% 58.5% 57.2% 55.5% 52.0%
Burkina Faso % 44.8% 51.6% 56.3% 48.7% 50.4%
Gambia % 48.5% 54.8% 33.4% 39.0% 35.3%
Guinea % 52.1% 54.7% 44.8% 50.6% 45.2%
Guinea Bissau % 43.9% 31.6% 32.1% 36.1% 43.8%
Mali % 44.1% 49.3% 46.4% 46.6% 49.8%
Mauritania % 101% 110% 99.5% 85.0% 68.9%
Morocco % 65.0% 67.5% 62.9% 63.8% 59.7%
Niger % 53.7% 48.3% 47.0% 44.2% 42.4%
Senegal % 47.3% 50.3% 48.6% 47.1% 46.2%