US trade (export - import) with Chad in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 13, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Chad in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Chad

In 2018, US trade with Chad was $485.8 million, down 15.45% ($88.8 million) from 2017.

US exports to Chad in 2018 totaled $51.9 million, up 64.54% ($20.3 million) from 2017.

US imports from Chad in 2018 were $434.0 million, down 20.09% ($109.1 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Chad in 2018 was $382.1 million, a 25.30% decrease ($129.5 million) over 2017.

Chad was the US 124th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 111th in 2017), accounting for 0.0113% of US total trade (down from 0.0145% in 2017).

Chad was the US 166th largest export market in 2018 (up from 173rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0031% of US total exports (up from 0.0020% in 2017).

Chad was the US 99th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 88th in 2017), accounting for 0.0166% of US total imports (down from 0.0226% in 2017).

US Exports to Chad

The major share of US exports to Chad in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.37% of US total exports to Chad (75.67% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.01% of US total exports to Chad (4.72% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.96% of US total exports to Chad (3.05% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.22% of US total exports to Chad (4.68% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.96% of US total exports to Chad (1.26% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Chad in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $8.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - 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 $0.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Chad in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $1.5 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) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Chad in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 40.7 0.08 39.92.04
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 105.7 0.20 65.661.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,901.9 5.60 526.2451.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 42.7 0.08 330.0-87.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 22.6 0.04 61.8-63.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 27.1 0.05 66.2-59.08
29 Organic chemicals 46.3 0.09 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 72.4-100.00
31 Fertilizers 6.2 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,453.5 16.30 229.73,579.51
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 113.3 0.22 14.4689.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 37.5 0.07 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 212.0 0.41 30.9586.08
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 76.8 0.15 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,770.9 14.99 132.45,771.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 466.2 0.90 726.5-35.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 424.4 0.82 214.697.79
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 20.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4.0 0.01 10.6-62.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 89.1 0.17 15.2487.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 10.0 0.02 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5.1 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 52.8 0.10 46.413.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 942.7 1.82 326.8188.45
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.0 0.02 2.8184.58
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.5 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 114.4-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 6.7 0.01 15.1-55.95
72 Iron and steel 42.2 0.08 2.91,335.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 947.7 1.83 866.39.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 13.3 0.03 80.5-83.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 48.1 0.09 92.7-48.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 884.5 1.71 35.42,397.44
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 168.6-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3.4 0.01 11.2-69.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 244.0 0.47 209.516.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5.5 0.01 9.1-40.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,431.0 18.19 4,226.5123.14
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 11,072.7 21.36 12,587.2-12.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,456.2 2.81 456.1219.28
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,106.2 2.13 4,429.8-75.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 375.3 0.72 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,673.8 5.16 2,147.124.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 31.1 0.06 196.3-84.15
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 42.0 0.08 1,585.0-97.35
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 43.9 0.08 159.0-72.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8.7 0.02 4.591.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.4 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,548.7 2.99 1,163.133.15

US Imports from Chad

The major share of US imports from Chad in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 97.95% of US total imports from Chad (97.79% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.75% of US total imports from Chad (2.00% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Chad in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Chad in 2018 over the 2017 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 $106.0 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $3.3 million.
US imports from Chad in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 7,608.0 1.75 10,865.6-29.98
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 425,113.9 97.95 531,088.1-19.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.2 0.00 3.5-67.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.7 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 97.9 0.02 52.985.13
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 934.6 0.22 78.21,095.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 63.4 0.01 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 5.8 0.00 9.0-34.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 169.5 0.04 1,014.6-83.29
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce