Senegal Country Fact Sheet 2017
The exports of services from Senegal in 2014 was valued at USD1.3bn. In terms of global services imports to Senegal grew by 0.60% in 2014 to reach USD1.4bn.
Global Senegalese exports were valued at USD2.64bn in 2016, increasing by 1.10% y-o-y.
Global imports from Senegal in 2016 were valued at USD5.48bn.
South Africa is a net exporter to Senegal with a trade surplus of USD89.22m in 2016.
The Western Cape’s was a net exporter of goods to Senegal with a trade surplus of USD16m in 2016.
The Western Cape’s top three exports to Senegal were apples, pears and quinces; tall oil and citrus fruit.
The most attractive sectors for inward investment (projects) into Senegal were financial services (15%), communications (11%) and software and IT services (10%).
The largest markets for FDI into Senegal were the France, the United States and the United Arab Emirates. Between January 2003 and June 2016 a total of 3 FDI projects were recorded from South Africa to Senegal. These projects represent a total capital investment of USD296.3m.
Due to the countries close relations with France a number of French companies like Europcar and Accor have invested in the Senegalese tourism sector.