US trade with Chad in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 22, 2017

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

US Trade with Chad

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Chad was $173.5 million, down 68.27% ($373.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Chad in the first half of 2017 were $11.1 million, down 25.61% ($3.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Chad in the first half of 2017 were $162.4 million, down 69.47% ($369.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Chad in the first half of 2017 was $151.3 million, a 70.73% decrease ($365.7 million) over the first half of 2016.

Chad was the US 123rd largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 91st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0090% of US total trade (down from 0.0304% in the first half of 2016).

Chad was the US 177th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 171st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total exports (down from 0.0021% in the first half of 2016).

Chad was the US 99th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 75th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0139% of US total imports (down from 0.0488% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Chad

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.52% of US total exports to Chad (34.40% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.25% of US total exports to Chad (0.77% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.56% of US total exports to Chad (27.15% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.72% of US total exports to Chad (4.09% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Chad in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $1.3 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 $0.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.0 million.

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

  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - 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;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Chad in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 18.1-100.00
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
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 31.0 0.28 105.3-70.58
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8.7 0.08 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 38.4-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 754.2-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13.7 0.12 1,625.1-99.15
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 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 27.3 0.25 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 129.4 1.17 1,065.7-87.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 393.9 3.56 391.80.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 153.8 1.39 31.1395.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20.5 0.18 26.2-21.77
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.6 0.10 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.0 0.05 0.0
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 0.06 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13.3 0.12 0.0
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 13.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 38.9 0.35 65.2-40.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 242.4 2.19 196.723.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 19.5-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 194.3-100.00
69 Ceramic products 114.4 1.03 12.6810.69
70 Glass and glassware 2.8 0.02 6.4-56.88
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 498.0 4.50 76.6549.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 80.5 0.73 2.72,885.83
75 Nickel and articles thereof 18.9 0.17 4.6308.26
80 Tin and articles thereof 168.6 1.52 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11.2 0.10 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19.7 0.18 25.1-21.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.3 0.06 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,367.8 21.37 2,036.616.26
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 2,492.4 22.50 1,640.851.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 366.8 3.31 254.943.88
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 214.5 1.94 743.6-71.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,263.2 11.40 447.9182.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 178.3 1.61 8.42,026.64
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,585.0 14.31 318.8397.15
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 131.8 1.19 255.4-48.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 18.1-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 27.6-100.00

US Imports from Chad

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 97.13% of US total imports from Chad (99.19% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.25% of US total imports from Chad (0.65% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Chad in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 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 $369.9 million.
US imports from Chad in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,661.8 2.25 3,448.86.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 157,759.4 97.13 527,687.8-70.10
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
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 10.3 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
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 5.2 0.00 11.0-52.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce