Gambia has experienced both balance of trade deficit as well as balance of payment deficit over various years.
Major exportable items of the country are fish, peanuts, and cotton. Its exports partners are Hong Kong, United Kingdom, France and Spain.
Important importable items of the country are fuel, machines and manufacturing. For imports Gambia depends upon the countries such as France, Senegal, Hong Kong and Netherlands.
The following diagram sows the levels of exports and imports of the country over various years:
In the year 1967, Gambia joined the World Bank. Since then the bank has undertaken many steps for reducing poverty and fost
ering economic growth.