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Chad FlagAGOA Status: Chad is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Chad have no trade or investment agreements.

U.S. - Chad Trade Facts

Chad is currently our 95th largest goods trading partner with $931 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $33 million; goods imports totaled $899 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Chad was $866 million in 2016. 

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Chad supported an estimated 3 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available). 


  • Chad was the United States' 176th largest goods export market in 2016. 

  • U.S. goods exports to Chad in 2016 were $33 million, down 42.0% ($24 million) from 2015 and down 46.5% from 2006.   

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: vehicles ($11 million), special other  ($5 million), machinery ($4 million), electrical machinery ($3 million), and tanning dyes, paint, putty ($2 million). 

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Chad totaled $1 million in 2016.  


  • Chad was the United States' 78th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016. 

  • U.S. goods imports from Chad totaled $899 million in 2016, down 31.1% ($405 million) from 2015, and down 53.2% from 2006.   

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: mineral fuels ($888 million), vegetable saps and extracts  ($9 million), special other  ($2 million), special other  ($29 thousand), and furniture and bedding ($13 thousand). 

  • There were no agricultural products imported from Chad in 2016.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade deficit with Chad was $866 million in 2016, a 30.6% decrease ($381 million) over 2015. 


  • Data on U.S. FDI in Chad are unavailable.

  • No data on Chad's FDI in the U.S. are available.


NOTE: No services trade data with Chad are available.