Senegal - Country Commercial Guide
Automobiles and Automotive Parts
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Total imports for automobiles, trucks, vans, automotive parts, and accessories have slightly decreased from $527 million in 2018 and $520 million in 2019[1].  There is an emerging interest among Senegalese for U.S.-brand vehicles and market opportunities for the supply of spare parts.  There is a small assembly plant to produce buses and cars supported by Indian, Chinese, and Iranian firms.  The parts are imported in kits and assembled locally.

Leading Sub-Sectors

  • Franchise opportunities in the car servicing sector 
  • Spare parts shops specialized in servicing U.S.-made cars are in high demand
  • Service equipment for electronic diagnosis offers opportunities


U.S.-origin second-hand cars (8-year age limit) and spare parts.

[1] 5-digit End-Use Exports - Senegal (