US trade with Chad in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 17, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Chad in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Chad

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Chad totaled $284.1 million, up 84.73% ($130.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Chad in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $17.0 million, up 65.94% ($6.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Chad in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $267.1 million, up 86.07% ($123.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Chad in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $250.1 million, a 87.62% increase ($116.8 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Chad was the US 93rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 105th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0272% of US total trade (up from 0.0160% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Chad was the US 156th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 167th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0042% of US total exports (up from 0.0027% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Chad was the US 76th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 83rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0420% of US total imports (up from 0.0246% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Chad

The major share of US exports to Chad in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 89.49% of US total exports to Chad (87.80% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.46% of US total exports to Chad (6.30% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.02% of US total exports to Chad (0.69% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Chad in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 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 $8.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3.7 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 $0.2 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - 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.

The largest declines in US exports to Chad in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter 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 $6.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Chad in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 17.6 0.10 15.612.43
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 45.4 0.27 49.8-8.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 526.2 3.09 581.4-9.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30.9 0.18 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 57.5 0.34 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 213.0 1.25 11.71,720.20
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.6 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3.0 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 60.5 0.36 47.028.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5.8 0.03 3.566.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.2 0.06 62.7-83.79
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 25.1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 53.0 0.31 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.8 0.02 4.6-39.27
72 Iron and steel 2.9 0.02 3.3-10.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 50.0 0.29 23.7111.12
75 Nickel and articles thereof 23.5 0.14 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 27.5 0.16 6.2343.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14.0 0.08 4.3222.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.8 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 828.8 4.87 655.126.52
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 9,456.7 55.55 827.01,043.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 80.1 0.47 6,860.6-98.83
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,167.6 24.48 436.7854.30
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 702.5 4.13 223.8213.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.5 0.03 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 634.6 3.73 393.561.28

US Imports from Chad

The major share of US imports from Chad in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 99.55% of US total imports from Chad (98.84% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.43% of US total imports from Chad (1.13% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Chad in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter 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) - an increase of $124.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Chad in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Chad in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,145.4 0.43 1,618.5-29.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 265,897.0 99.55 141,884.387.40
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 40.3 0.02 8.5373.27
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 1.8 0.00 1.429.70
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.6 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 16.4 0.01 34.4-52.37
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce