US trade (export - import) with Chad in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 17, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Chad in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Chad

In 2015, US trade with Chad was $1,416.4 million, down 42.08% ($1,028.9 million) from 2014.

US exports to Chad in 2015 were $56.5 million, down 14.99% ($10.0 million) from 2014.

US imports from Chad in 2015 were $1,359.8 million, down 42.83% ($1,018.9 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Chad in 2015 was $1,303.3 million, a 43.64% decrease ($1,009.0 million) over 2014.

Chad was the US 86th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 77th in 2014), accounting for 0.0372% of US total trade (down from 0.0607% in 2014).

Chad was the US 158th largest export market in 2015 (down from 155th in 2014), accounting for 0.0038% of US total exports (down from 0.0041% in 2014).

Chad was the US 69th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 64th in 2014), accounting for 0.0589% of US total imports (down from 0.0987% in 2014).

US Exports to Chad

The major share of US exports to Chad in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.08% of US total exports to Chad (63.54% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.18% of US total exports to Chad (5.87% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.70% of US total exports to Chad (12.07% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.31% of US total exports to Chad (10.66% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.21% of US total exports to Chad (3.63% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Chad in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $5.9 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Chad in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5.1 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.7 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) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Chad in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 21.0 0.04 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 105.5 0.19 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 24.5 0.04 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 680.9-100.00
10 Cereals 1,977.3 3.50 4,348.8-54.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14.3 0.03 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 1,024.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 854.0 1.51 1,032.5-17.29
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2.8 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 19.6 0.03 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 450.2 0.80 22.91,867.68
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 85.3 0.15 60.540.80
29 Organic chemicals 57.7 0.10 50.713.88
30 Pharmaceutical products 99.0 0.18 72.237.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,907.7 8.68 81.55,923.91
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 773.6 1.37 20.23,725.40
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 154.1 0.27 300.5-48.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 70.8 0.13 60.716.69
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 58.7 0.10 1,463.6-95.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,185.1 2.10 426.0178.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,559.9 2.76 963.761.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 195.8 0.35 406.3-51.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 64.3 0.11 77.3-16.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 38.3 0.07 49.3-22.24
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 33.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7.5 0.01 19.7-61.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 364.3 0.64 15.22,300.15
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,119.8 1.98 1,176.4-4.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.9 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5.6 0.01 23.6-76.06
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.1 0.01 7.3-58.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 56.3 0.10 136.7-58.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 427.9 0.76 446.7-4.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,222.9 2.16 491.7148.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 47.0 0.08 102.3-54.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 58.2 0.10 14.6298.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
69 Ceramic products 9.5 0.02 21.2-55.03
70 Glass and glassware 2.5 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9.9 0.02 4.6116.51
72 Iron and steel 8.5 0.01 205.8-95.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,732.2 6.60 5,395.3-30.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 23.5 0.04 19.620.01
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.1 0.01 8.5-63.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 32.4 0.06 66.9-51.67
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5.4 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,660.6 4.71 2,185.221.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 148.8 0.26 143.63.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,443.1 25.55 24,813.6-41.79
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 14,180.5 25.08 8,258.471.71
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 282.9 0.50 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 636.5 1.13 2,305.2-72.39
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 636.4 1.13 230.8175.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 65.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,526.3 2.70 6,579.4-76.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7.9 0.01 13.4-41.27
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 28.8 0.05 14.2102.98
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 88.0 0.16 390.3-77.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13.0 0.02 11.612.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13.2 0.02 15.4-14.49
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,002.1 3.54 2,118.2-5.48

US Imports from Chad

The major share of US imports from Chad in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 98.17% of US total imports from Chad (99.54% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Chad in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $13.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Chad in 2015 over the 2014 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 $1,032.9 million.
US imports from Chad in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11,173.1 0.82 10,747.83.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,335,023.4 98.17 2,367,917.5-43.62
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 0.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.6 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6.8 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29.0 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 9.1 0.00 0.61,331.39
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13,285.4 0.98 6.0222,735.26
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 317.7 0.02 115.0176.23
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce