Chad

Chad ranked No. 173 in total trade value through March with a total of $18.27 million. Exports totaled $17.87 million and Imports totaled $392,127, a surplus of $17.48 million.

U.S. trade with Chad rose to $18.27 million through March

Chad’s trade with the United States rose to $18.27 million through the first three months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 74.65 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Chad increased 28.9 percent while U.S. imports from Chad fell 99.33 percent. The U.S. surplus with Chad was $17.48 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Houston Int’l Airport; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Port of Virginia; and No. 5 Port of Houston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Port Arthur, Texas No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Houston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 83.59 percent of Chad’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 164.95 percent to $5.56 million.
    Exports rose 168.79 percent to $5.54 million. Imports fell 27.79 percent to $29,680.
  • Trade with No. 2 Houston Int’l Airport rose 222.7 percent to $3.9 million.
    Exports rose 222.18 percent to $3.89 million. Imports totaled $6,261.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 47.22 percent to $2.9 million.
    Exports fell 47.24 percent to $2.9 million. Imports totaled $1,429.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia totaled $1.69 million.
    Exports totaled $1.69 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston fell 37.77 percent to $1.21 million.
    Exports fell 37.77 percent to $1.21 million. There were no imports.

Chad ranked No. 173 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 139.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $964.77 billion, down 4.16 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 3.07 percent to $395.69 billion; imports dropped 4.91 percent to $569.09 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $173.4 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $190.25 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Chad by value through March were the categories of Commercial vehicles; Laser-based medical equipment, parts; Acrylic polymers; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Instruments to measure flow levels, parts, respectively. They accounted for 71.79 percent of total exports to Chad.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Chad –– Lac; Natural Gums, Resins, Gum-Resins and Bal 1301; Value added to a returned import; Coins; Pearls, Natural or Cultured, Not Strung or Se 7101; and Preparations for use on hair –– accounted for 98.75 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Chad:

  • Commercial vehicles totaled $4.51 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Laser-based medical equipment, parts totaled $4.5 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Acrylic polymers totaled $2.41 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 50.38 percent compared to last year to $727,281.
  • Instruments to measure flow levels, parts rose 7326.74 percent compared to last year to $683,112.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Chad:

  • Lac; Natural Gums, Resins, Gum-Resins and Bal 1301 fell 63.18 percent compared to last year to $338,000.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 51.07 percent compared to last year to $23,357.
  • Coins rose 26.41 percent compared to last year to $12,584.
  • Pearls, Natural or Cultured, Not Strung or Se 7101 totaled $9,075. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Preparations for use on hair totaled $4,196. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Chad recorded $217.48 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Chad were $ 84.65 million and imports from Chad were $132.84 million. The U.S. deficit with Chad was $48.19 million.