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AGOA 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

In 2019, Chad GDP was an estimated $11.0 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 3.0%; and the population was 13 million. (Source: IMF)

Chad is currently our 146th largest goods trading partner with $217 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2019. Goods exports totaled $85 million; goods imports totaled $133 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Chad was $48 million in 2019.


  • Chad was the United States' 159th largest goods export market in 2019.
  • U.S. goods exports to Chad in 2019 were $85 million, up 64.7% ($33 million) from 2018 and up 35% from 2009. 
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: electrical machinery ($28 million), tanning dyes, paint, putty ($18 million), vehicles ($9 million), miscellaneous food (protein concentrate) ($6 million), and miscellaneous chemical products ($5 million).
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Chad totaled $6 million in 2019. The leading domestic export category is: prepared food ($4 million).


  • Chad was the United States' 116th largest supplier of goods imports in 2019.
  • U.S. goods imports from Chad totaled $133 million in 2019, down 72.3% ($347 million) from 2018, and down 93% from 2009. 
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: mineral fuels ($127 million), vegetable saps and extracts (lac; gum, resin, balsams) ($4 million), electrical machinery ($675 thousand), machinery ($272 thousand), and special other (returns) ($210 thousand).
  • There were no agricultural products imported from Chad in 2019.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade deficit with Chad was $48 million in 2019, a 88.7% decrease ($380 million) over 2018.


  • 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.