US trade with Chad in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 16, 2018

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

US Trade with Chad

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Chad was $290.5 million, down 65.28% ($546.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Chad in the first nine months of 2017 were $14.5 million, down 35.95% ($8.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Chad in the first nine months of 2017 were $276.0 million, down 66.10% ($538.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Chad in the first nine months of 2017 was $261.5 million, a 66.96% decrease ($529.9 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Chad was the US 121st largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 93rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0100% of US total trade (down from 0.0319% in the first nine months of 2016).

Chad was the US 178th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 169th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total exports (down from 0.0021% in the first nine months of 2016).

Chad was the US 96th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 76th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0156% of US total imports (down from 0.0521% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Chad

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.43% of US total exports to Chad (50.30% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.36% of US total exports to Chad (1.55% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.89% of US total exports to Chad (19.14% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.57% of US total exports to Chad (3.21% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.35% of US total exports to Chad (3.23% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Chad in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $0.8 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 $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.4 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 $0.1 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 $0.1 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Chad in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 $4.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • 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 $0.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.6 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;
  • 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;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - 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.
US exports to Chad in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 22.3 0.15 40.3-44.68
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 20.1 0.14 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 662.8-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 330.0 2.28 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 31.0 0.21 112.8-72.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8.7 0.06 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 38.4-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 72.4 0.50 754.2-90.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16.7 0.12 1,625.1-98.97
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 0.10 13.19.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 27.3 0.19 256.9-89.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 129.4 0.89 1,065.7-87.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 666.0 4.60 415.160.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 208.8 1.44 31.1571.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20.5 0.14 30.0-31.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.6 0.07 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.0 0.03 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 0.05 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13.3 0.09 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 18.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 46.4 0.32 141.3-67.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 273.8 1.89 196.739.20
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 0.00 234.4-100.00
69 Ceramic products 114.4 0.79 12.6810.69
70 Glass and glassware 15.1 0.10 6.4136.09
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 35.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 816.3 5.63 247.7229.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 80.5 0.56 2.72,885.83
75 Nickel and articles thereof 69.2 0.48 4.61,396.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7.9 0.05 10.9-27.23
80 Tin and articles thereof 168.6 1.16 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11.2 0.08 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 195.5 1.35 49.9292.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.3 0.04 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,397.7 23.45 3,005.113.06
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 3,130.5 21.61 2,285.236.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 376.0 2.60 4,355.4-91.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 262.2 1.81 849.7-69.14
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 280.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,444.6 9.97 602.2139.91
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 196.3 1.35 8.42,241.16
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,585.0 10.94 323.5389.99
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 1.10 261.1-39.11
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
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 528.5 3.65 4,299.5-87.71

US Imports from Chad

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 96.08% of US total imports from Chad (98.80% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.52% of US total imports from Chad (1.00% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $1.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Chad in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $539.1 million.
US imports from Chad in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9,720.2 3.52 8,149.119.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 265,191.1 96.08 804,300.4-67.03
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 0.02 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 37.8 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 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 7.2 0.00 12.7-43.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 998.2 0.36 1,599.9-37.61
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce