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Chad

Chad ranked No. 113 in total trade value through October with a total of $521.29 million. Exports totaled $44.63 million and Imports totaled $476.65 million, a deficit of $432.02 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $521.29 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, Dela. $332,509,999
2Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $64,087,987
3Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $37,722,443
4Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $30,063,751
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $11,012,907
6Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Md. $8,200,000
7Port of Houston $6,934,725
8Port of Lake Charles, La. $6,730,847
9Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $5,431,443
10Port of Newark $5,253,288

U.S. trade with Chad rose to $521.29 million through October

Chad’s trade with the United States rose to $521.29 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 50.06 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Chad’s exports increased 175.13 percent while imports rose 43.93 percent. The U.S. deficit with Chad was $432.02 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela.; No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish; No. 3 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.; No. 4 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Lake Charles, La. No. 2 Port of Wilmington, Dela. No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish and No. 5 Port of Pascagoula, Miss.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 91.2 percent of Chad’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 246.56 percent to $332.51 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 246.71 percent to $332.51 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 131.84 percent to $64.09 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 131.84 percent to $64.09 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. totaled $37.72 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $37.72 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas fell 61.13 percent to $30.06 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 61.13 percent to $30.06 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 1277.66 percent to $11.01 million.
    Exports rose 1277.66 percent to $11.01 million. There were no imports.

Chad ranked No. 113 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 118.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Chad by value through October were the categories of Oil-based dyes for paints; Electric generating sets, rotary converters; Binders for found molds; chemical products; Prepared foods, beverages; and Miscellaneous machines, parts, respectively. They accounted for 59.77 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; Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc.; Cell phones, related equipment; and Computer chips –– accounted for 99.93 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Oil-based dyes for paints totaled $9.24 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Electric generating sets, rotary converters totaled $8.21 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Binders for found molds; chemical products rose 102168 percent compared to last year to $4.6 million.
  • Prepared foods, beverages totaled $2.9 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Miscellaneous machines, parts rose 288.24 percent compared to last year to $1.73 million.

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

  • Oil rose 47.26 percent compared to last year to $471.12 million.
  • Lac; Natural Gums, Resins, Gum-Resins and Bal 1301 fell 64.31 percent compared to last year to $3.5 million.
  • Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. totaled $866,144. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 1649.8 percent compared to last year to $470,188.
  • Computer chips totaled $370,518. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.