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Chad

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 114th largest goods trading partner with $557 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $31 million; goods imports totaled $526 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Chad was $494 million in 2017.

Exports

Chad was the United States' 179th largest goods export market in 2017.

U.S. goods exports to Chad in 2017 were $31 million, down 4.5% ($1 million) from 2016 and down 52.7% from 2007. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: electrical machinery ($13 million), aircraft ($4 million), machinery ($4 million), optical and medical instruments ($2 million), and arms and ammunition ($2 million).

U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Chad totaled $675 thousand in 2017.

Imports

Chad was the United States' 88th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

U.S. goods imports from Chad totaled $526 million in 2017, down 41.5% ($373 million) from 2016, and down 75.5% from 2007. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: mineral fuels ($514 million), vegetable saps and extracts (lac; gum, resin, balsams) ($10 million), special other (returns) ($972 thousand), electrical machinery ($77 thousand), and machinery ($52 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Chad was $494 million in 2017, a 42.9% decrease ($372 million) over 2016.