US trade (export - import) with Chad in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Chad in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Chad

In 2014, US trade with Chad was $2,445.3 million, down 4.11% ($104.7 million) from 2013.

US exports to Chad in 2014 totaled $66.5 million, up 60.39% ($25.0 million) from 2013.

US imports from Chad in 2014 were $2,378.8 million, down 5.17% ($129.7 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Chad in 2014 was $2,312.3 million, a 6.27% decrease ($154.8 million) over 2013.

Chad was the US 77th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 75th in 2013), accounting for 0.0607% of US total trade (down from 0.0653% in 2013).

Chad was the US 155th largest export market in 2014 (up from 170th in 2013), accounting for 0.0041% of US total exports (up from 0.0026% in 2013).

Chad was the US 64th largest supplier in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.0987% of US total imports (down from 0.1078% in 2013).

US Exports to Chad

The major share of US exports to Chad in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.54% of US total exports to Chad (59.55% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.07% of US total exports to Chad (16.90% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.66% of US total exports to Chad (5.39% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.87% of US total exports to Chad (8.64% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.63% of US total exports to Chad (4.84% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Chad in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4.2 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 $2.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Chad in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Chad in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 680.9 1.02 4.216,014.96
10 Cereals 4,348.8 6.54 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 539.9-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 22.6-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 1,419.3-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,024.3 1.54 244.0319.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,032.5 1.55 4.622,307.40
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 22.9 0.03 24.0-4.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 60.5 0.09 413.1-85.34
29 Organic chemicals 50.7 0.08 9.2450.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 72.2 0.11 11.2545.37
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 81.5 0.12 27.7194.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 20.2 0.03 0.0
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 300.5 0.45 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 60.7 0.09 77.0-21.14
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,463.6 2.20 1,376.06.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 426.0 0.64 170.3150.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 963.7 1.45 691.139.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 406.3 0.61 808.1-49.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 77.3 0.12 30.5153.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 49.3 0.07 27.479.58
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 33.1 0.05 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19.7 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15.2 0.02 59.0-74.25
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 12.1-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,176.4 1.77 1,154.31.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15.5 0.02 15.5-0.06
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 23.6 0.04 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7.3 0.01 6.217.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 136.7 0.21 117.216.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 446.7 0.67 241.784.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 491.7 0.74 448.99.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 102.3 0.15 10.6863.93
65 Headgear and parts thereof 14.6 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8.3 0.01 86.1-90.32
69 Ceramic products 21.2 0.03 3.9444.16
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 18.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4.6 0.01 0.0
72 Iron and steel 205.8 0.31 1,552.5-86.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,395.3 8.11 3,440.156.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 19.6 0.03 105.0-81.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8.5 0.01 90.6-90.66
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 66.9 0.10 213.4-68.63
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 69.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,185.2 3.29 1,516.044.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 143.6 0.22 21.1580.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,813.6 37.31 14,394.372.39
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 8,258.4 12.42 5,335.154.79
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,305.2 3.47 1,579.345.96
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 230.8 0.35 968.1-76.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 65.2 0.10 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,579.4 9.89 2,411.5172.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13.4 0.02 13.40.47
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 14.2 0.02 72.1-80.31
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 390.3 0.59 102.9279.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11.6 0.02 30.9-62.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.4 0.02 10.251.04
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,118.2 3.19 1,460.944.99

US Imports from Chad

The major share of US imports from Chad in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 99.54% of US total imports from Chad (99.49% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Chad in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Chad in 2014 over the 2013 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 $127.9 million.
US imports from Chad in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10,747.8 0.45 12,609.4-14.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,367,917.5 99.54 2,495,831.2-5.13
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.1 0.00 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 19.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
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 0.6 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.0 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 115.0 0.00 68.069.21
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce