US trade (export - import) with Chad in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Chad in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Chad

In 2013, US trade with Chad was $2,550.0 million, down 7.31% ($201.0 million) from 2012.

US exports to Chad in 2013 totaled $41.5 million, up 13.43% ($4.9 million) from 2012.

US imports from Chad in 2013 were $2,508.5 million, down 7.59% ($205.9 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Chad in 2013 was $2,467.1 million, a 7.87% decrease ($210.8 million) over 2012.

Chad was the US 75th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 73rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0653% of US total trade (down from 0.0709% in 2012).

Chad was the US 170th largest export market in 2013 (up from 172nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0026% of US total exports (up from 0.0024% in 2012).

Chad was the US 64th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 61st in 2012), accounting for 0.1078% of US total imports (down from 0.1163% in 2012).

US Exports to Chad

The major share of US exports to Chad in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.55% of US total exports to Chad (40.56% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.90% of US total exports to Chad (7.55% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.64% of US total exports to Chad (7.93% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.39% of US total exports to Chad (32.37% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.84% of US total exports to Chad (4.33% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Chad in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Chad in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $7.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Chad in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4.2 0.01 2,208.4-99.81
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 7,193.8-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 539.9 1.30 462.816.65
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22.6 0.05 17.033.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,419.3 3.42 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 244.0 0.59 448.5-45.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4.6 0.01 1,471.3-99.69
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 31.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24.0 0.06 2.8748.68
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 413.1 1.00 78.4426.59
29 Organic chemicals 9.2 0.02 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 11.2 0.03 11.7-4.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 27.7 0.07 77.8-64.44
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 77.0 0.19 4.11,800.15
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,376.0 3.32 2,202.7-37.53
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 170.3 0.41 186.3-8.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 691.1 1.67 128.0439.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 808.1 1.95 194.8314.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30.5 0.07 17.078.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 27.4 0.07 13.7100.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 59.0 0.14 18.8213.48
54 Man-made filaments 12.1 0.03 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,154.3 2.78 802.143.91
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15.5 0.04 6.2149.72
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6.2 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 117.2 0.28 66.177.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 241.7 0.58 291.1-16.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 448.9 1.08 396.413.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10.6 0.03 12.4-14.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 86.1 0.21 0.0
69 Ceramic products 3.9 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 18.0 0.04 0.0
72 Iron and steel 1,552.5 3.74 151.3925.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,440.1 8.30 331.3938.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 105.0 0.25 5.51,818.29
75 Nickel and articles thereof 90.6 0.22 43.9106.28
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 213.4 0.51 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 69.8 0.17 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,516.0 3.66 2,220.3-31.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21.1 0.05 6.9206.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,394.3 34.72 8,332.472.75
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 5,335.1 12.87 4,082.030.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,579.3 3.81 1,105.742.83
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 968.1 2.33 263.6267.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,411.5 5.82 1,041.7131.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13.4 0.03 7.675.56
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 72.1 0.17 97.4-25.96
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 102.9 0.25 5.41,797.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 30.9 0.07 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10.2 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,460.9 3.52 2,477.5-41.03

US Imports from Chad

The major share of US imports from Chad in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 99.49% of US total imports from Chad (99.64% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Chad in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Chad in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $208.7 million.
US imports from Chad in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12,609.4 0.50 9,578.631.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,495,831.2 99.49 2,704,552.1-7.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.2 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 1.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 19.0 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.1 0.00 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 200.2-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 68.0 0.00 95.6-28.88
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce