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Chad ranked No. 146 in total trade value through May with a total of $94.6 million. Exports totaled $35.71 million and Imports totaled $58.89 million, a deficit of $23.17 million.

U.S. trade with Chad rose to $94.6 million through May

Chad’s trade with the United States rose to $94.6 million through the first five months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 53.75 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Chad increased 157.84 percent while U.S. imports from Chad fell 69.12 percent. The U.S. deficit with Chad was $23.17 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Port Arthur, Texas; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela. No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas No. 3 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish No. 4 Port of Lake Charles, La. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 94.35 percent of Chad’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Port Arthur, Texas totaled $56.91 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $56.91 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 484.24 percent to $19.81 million.
    Exports rose 484.24 percent to $19.81 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 21.8 percent to $7.59 million.
    Exports rose 21.8 percent to $7.59 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 232.01 percent to $2.58 million.
    Exports rose 272.04 percent to $2.22 million. Imports rose 100 percent to $361,960.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 509.27 percent to $2.37 million.
    Exports rose 779.51 percent to $2.2 million. Imports rose 23.08 percent to $171,159.

Chad ranked No. 146 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 121.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.71 trillion, up 0.56 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.12 percent to $685.55 billion; imports climbed 0.86 percent to $1.03 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $342.77 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $334.82 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Chad by value through May were the categories of Electric generating sets, rotary converters; Oil-based dyes for paints; Binders for found molds; chemical products; Amplifiers, speakers, microphones; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 83.87 percent of total exports to Chad.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Chad –– Oil; Lac; Natural Gums, Resins, Gum-Resins and Bal 1301; Cell phones, related equipment; Computer parts; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 99.78 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Electric generating sets, rotary converters rose 145612 percent compared to last year to $12.08 million.
  • Oil-based dyes for paints rose 18.4 percent compared to last year to $9.34 million.
  • Binders for found molds; chemical products rose 49187 percent compared to last year to $5.01 million.
  • Amplifiers, speakers, microphones totaled $2.02 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 1260.98 percent compared to last year to $1.51 million.

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

  • Oil fell 70.01 percent compared to last year to $56.91 million.
  • Lac; Natural Gums, Resins, Gum-Resins and Bal 1301 rose 219.53 percent compared to last year to $1.26 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 78.41 percent compared to last year to $361,960.
  • Computer parts totaled $125,557. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 21.15 percent compared to last year to $104,212.

In the latest annual figures available, Chad recorded $557.06 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New Orleans; Houston; Philadelphia; Mobile; and New York City. Total U.S. exports to Chad were $ 31.51 million and imports from Chad were $525.55 million. The U.S. deficit with Chad was $494.04 million.