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  • Indian Mission

US$ 24.5mn
LOC approved by the Indian government to upgrade and rehabilitate healthcare

US$ 1.1bn

bilateral trade for FY 2020-21

Indians live in Senegal and 600 in Gambia

Concurrent Accreditation The Mission in Senegal also handles India's bilateral relations with Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Gambia

Business and trade

Senegal is a member of two economic zones (WAEMU and ECOWAS) with a market of 300 million consumers

Agriculture and Agribusiness

Comparative advantages of Senegal combined with its modernized practices in agriculture offer opportunities


Senegal has a tourism sector that benefits from a framework conducive to private investment development

ICTs and Teleservices

Various structural reforms have made Senegal's international ICT market competitive in outsourcing in particular

Health Sector

Senegal offers interesting investment opportunities to set up medical clinics and develop specialized services

Renewable Energy sector

Investment opportunities exist in solar energy, hydroelectricity, power plants (domestic fuels etc.), biofuels and oil exploration

India's Exports and Imports to Senegal

Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt of India

(+91) 11 2306 2261

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Department of Commerce Ministry of Commerce and Industry Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi 110 107 , INDIA

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

(+91) 11 2306 1562

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Udyog Bhawan, H-Wing, Gate No. 2 Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi – 110011

Indo-African Chamber of Commerce& Industry

(+91) 22 4060 6162

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81/82, Mittal Court, 'C' Wing, 8th Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

Senegalese Investment Promotion body

(+221) 33 849 0555

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APIX S.A, 52-54, rue Mohamed V,

Embassy of India, Dakar (Accredited to Senegal, The Gambia, Cabo Verde & Guinea Bissau)

(+221) 338 495 875

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5, Avenue Carde, BP 398, Dakar, Senegal

Commercial Representative

(+221) 775 295 092

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Second Secretary (Trade & Economic)


Agricultural exports

    Non-alcoholic beverages other than waters of 2202.10 (not incl. fruit/veg. … (220290)


    Maize (corn), other than seed (100590)
    Malt extract; oth. food preps. of flour/groats/meal/starch/malt extact [see … (190190)
    Other durum wheat excl seed (100119)
    Other wheat and meslin (100199)


    Milk in powder/granules/oth. solid form, unsweetened, fat content by wt. >1 … (040221)


    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)
    Preparations for infant use, put up for rs (190110)


    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)


    Onions & shallots, fresh/chilled (070310)
    Potatoes other than seed potatoes, fresh/chilled (070190)


    Fish preparations; tunas, skipjack and Atlantic bonito (sarda spp.), prepared or preserved whole or in pieces (but not minced) (160414)
    Fish; frozen, jack and horse mackerel (Trachurus spp.), excluding fillets, livers, roes and other fish meat of heading 0304030355
    Fish; frozen, n.e.c. in heading 0303, excluding fillets, livers, roes, and other fish meat of heading 0304030389
    Fish; frozen, tuna, n.e.c. in item no. 0303.4, excluding fillets, livers, roes, and other fish meat of heading 0304030349
    Fish; smoked, whether or not cooked before or during smoking, salmon, Pacific (Oncorhynchus nerka, gorbuscha, keta, tshawytscha, kisutch masou, rhodurus), Atlantic (Salmo salar) and Danube (Hucho hucho), includes fillets, but excludes edible fish offal (030541)


    Broken rice (100640)


    Export: US$ 214 million


    Production: Bituminous-100,000 tons, Lignite-39,000,000 tons


    Production: 45,115 tons
    Export: Refined-US$ 294 million


    Reserve: 500 million to 1 billion barrels (estimates vary)

    Production: 7,255 kgs
    Export: US$ 365 million


    Production: Pig Iron-1,340,000 tons


    Reserve: 50 trillion cubic feet (estimated)

    Production: 1,385,000 tons
    Export: US$ 368 million


    Production: 263,218 tons

    World Mining Data

    Production: 660 kgs


    Production: 280,320 tons


    Production: 61,563 tons


Priority Sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Senegal
  • Phosphates
  • Iron Scrap
  • Raw cashew (Gambia)
  • Cotton (Gambia)
India's top export to Senegal
  • Textiles
  • Food items
  • Automobiles
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cotton yarn (Gambia)
  • Fabrics & made-ups (Gambia)
  • Cosmetics/toiletries (Gambia)
  • Drugs & pharmaceuticals (Gambia)
  • Semi-finished Iron & Steel products (Gambia)
  • Drugs & pharmaceuticals (Cabo Verde)
  • Plastic & linoleum products (Cabo Verde)
  • Manmade fibers (Cabo Verde)

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