US trade (export - import) with Chad in 2016

Published or Updated: May 06, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Chad in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Chad

In 2016, US trade with Chad was $990.5 million, down 30.07% ($425.9 million) from 2015.

US exports to Chad in 2016 were $32.9 million, down 41.84% ($23.7 million) from 2015.

US imports from Chad in 2016 were $957.6 million, down 29.58% ($402.2 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Chad in 2016 was $924.7 million, a 29.05% decrease ($378.6 million) over 2015.

Chad was the US 93rd largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 86th in 2015), accounting for 0.0267% of US total trade (down from 0.0372% in 2015).

Chad was the US 171st largest export market in 2016 (down from 158th in 2015), accounting for 0.0023% of US total exports (down from 0.0038% in 2015).

Chad was the US 77th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 69th in 2015), accounting for 0.0426% of US total imports (down from 0.0589% in 2015).

US Exports to Chad

The major share of US exports to Chad in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.00% of US total exports to Chad (56.08% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.38% of US total exports to Chad (16.18% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.18% of US total exports to Chad (5.31% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.32% of US total exports to Chad (5.21% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.18% of US total exports to Chad (11.70% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Chad in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $10,579.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2,690.9 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $655.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $650.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $390.1 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $297.4 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $285.6 thousand;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $198.3 thousand;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - an increase of $180.9 thousand;
  • 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 $173.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Chad in 2016 over 2015 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) - a decrease of $11,068.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10,782.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,460.8 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $3,271.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $2,606.4 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,977.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,097.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1,026.2 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $1,017.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $700.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $646.0 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $337.4 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $301.6 thousand;
  • 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) - a decrease of $282.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $261.5 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $161.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $148.8 thousand;
  • 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) - a decrease of $140.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $119.5 thousand.
US exports to Chad in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 55.9 0.17 21.0166.63
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 49.8 0.15 105.5-52.75
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 24.5-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 1,977.3-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23.3 0.07 14.362.80
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,244.1 3.78 854.045.68
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4.0 0.01 19.6-79.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 112.8 0.34 450.2-74.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 85.3-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 38.4 0.12 57.7-33.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 754.2 2.29 99.0661.71
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,636.8 4.98 4,907.7-66.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 127.6 0.39 773.6-83.51
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 13.1 0.04 154.1-91.47
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10.8 0.03 70.8-84.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 256.9 0.78 58.7337.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,065.7 3.24 1,185.1-10.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 462.1 1.41 1,559.9-70.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 34.6 0.11 195.8-82.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30.0 0.09 64.3-53.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 38.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 62.7 0.19 364.3-82.78
55 Man-made staple fibers 102.7 0.31 1,119.8-90.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2.6 0.01 5.6-54.80
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 17.2 0.05 3.1460.90
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 18.8 0.06 56.3-66.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 166.5 0.51 427.9-61.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 196.7 0.60 1,222.9-83.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 19.5 0.06 47.0-58.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 239.1 0.73 58.2310.77
69 Ceramic products 12.6 0.04 9.531.85
70 Glass and glassware 6.4 0.02 2.5153.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
72 Iron and steel 38.4 0.12 8.5354.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 271.4 0.83 3,732.2-92.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.7 0.01 23.5-88.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.6 0.01 3.150.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17.1 0.05 32.4-47.22
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 54.2 0.16 2,660.6-97.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 148.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,660.2 11.13 14,443.1-74.66
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 3,112.2 9.47 14,180.5-78.05
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 0.0 0.00 282.9-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,216.0 34.11 636.51,662.27
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,286.5 3.91 636.4102.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 285.6 0.87 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 826.0 2.51 1,526.3-45.88
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13.9 0.04 7.975.99
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 326.3 0.99 28.81,031.60
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 261.1 0.79 88.0196.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 18.1 0.05 13.038.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 27.6 0.08 13.2109.38
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,693.0 14.27 2,002.1134.40

US Imports from Chad

The major share of US imports from Chad in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 98.81% of US total imports from Chad (98.17% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.02% of US total imports from Chad (0.82% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Chad in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Chad in 2016 over the 2015 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 $388,838.7 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $13,285.4 thousand.
US imports from Chad in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9,767.7 1.02 11,173.1-12.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 946,184.7 98.81 1,335,023.4-29.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.0 0.00 0.3194.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
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 8.5 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.6 0.00 29.0-80.53
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 14.1 0.00 9.154.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.3 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 13,285.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,634.3 0.17 317.7414.47
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce