US trade (export - import) with Chad in 2017

Published or Updated: May 18, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Chad in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Chad

In 2017, US trade with Chad was $574.6 million, down 41.99% ($415.9 million) from 2016.

US exports to Chad in 2017 were $31.5 million, down 4.16% ($1.4 million) from 2016.

US imports from Chad in 2017 were $543.1 million, down 43.28% ($414.5 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Chad in 2017 was $511.6 million, a 44.68% decrease ($413.1 million) over 2016.

Chad was the US 111th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 93rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0145% of US total trade (down from 0.0267% in 2016).

Chad was the US 173rd largest export market in 2017 (down from 171st in 2016), accounting for 0.0020% of US total exports (down from 0.0023% in 2016).

Chad was the US 88th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 77th in 2016), accounting for 0.0226% of US total imports (down from 0.0426% in 2016).

US Exports to Chad

The major share of US exports to Chad in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.67% of US total exports to Chad (62.00% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.72% of US total exports to Chad (13.38% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.68% of US total exports to Chad (1.18% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.05% of US total exports to Chad (4.18% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.26% of US total exports to Chad (2.32% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Chad in 2017 over 2016 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 $9.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Chad in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $10.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $0.1 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 $0.1 million.
US exports to Chad in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 39.9 0.13 55.9-28.74
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 65.6 0.21 49.831.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 23.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 526.2 1.67 1,244.1-57.71
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 330.0 1.05 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 61.8 0.20 112.8-45.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 66.2 0.21 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 38.4-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 72.4 0.23 754.2-90.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 229.7 0.73 1,636.8-85.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 127.6-100.00
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 14.4 0.05 13.19.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 30.9 0.10 256.9-87.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 132.4 0.42 1,065.7-87.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 726.5 2.31 462.157.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 214.6 0.68 34.6521.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20.5 0.07 30.0-31.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.6 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15.2 0.05 62.7-75.82
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 102.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6.7 0.02 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13.3 0.04 2.6422.75
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 17.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 18.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 46.4 0.15 166.5-72.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 326.8 1.04 196.766.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 19.5-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.8 0.01 239.1-98.83
69 Ceramic products 114.4 0.36 12.6810.69
70 Glass and glassware 15.1 0.05 6.4136.09
72 Iron and steel 2.9 0.01 38.4-92.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 866.3 2.75 271.4219.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 80.5 0.26 2.72,885.83
75 Nickel and articles thereof 92.7 0.29 4.61,904.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 35.4 0.11 17.1107.42
80 Tin and articles thereof 168.6 0.54 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11.2 0.04 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 209.5 0.66 54.2286.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9.1 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,226.5 13.41 3,660.215.47
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 12,587.2 39.94 3,112.2304.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 456.1 1.45 11,216.0-95.93
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,429.8 14.06 1,286.5244.34
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 285.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,147.1 6.81 826.0159.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 196.3 0.62 13.91,313.39
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,585.0 5.03 326.3385.79
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 159.0 0.50 261.1-39.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.5 0.01 18.1-74.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 27.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,163.1 3.69 4,693.0-75.22

US Imports from Chad

The major share of US imports from Chad in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 97.79% of US total imports from Chad (98.81% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.00% of US total imports from Chad (1.02% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Chad in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Chad in 2017 over the 2016 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 $415.1 million.
US imports from Chad in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10,865.6 2.00 9,767.711.24
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 531,088.1 97.79 946,184.7-43.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.5 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 52.9 0.01 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 78.2 0.01 8.5817.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
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 9.0 0.00 14.1-36.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.6 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,014.6 0.19 1,634.3-37.92
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce