Overview: In 2018 Chad was the number 138 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 138 in total exports, the number 180 in total imports, and the number 132 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Chad exported $1.53B and imported $737M, resulting in a positive trade balance of $788M. In 2018, Chad's exports per capita were $98.5 and its imports per capita were $47.6.
Trade: The top exports of Chad are Crude Petroleum ($1.32B), Gold ($136M), Insect Resins ($24.7M), Other Oily Seeds ($23.5M), and Raw Cotton ($9.71M). The top imports of Chad are Packaged Medicaments ($46.8M), Crude Petroleum ($33.4M), Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols ($25.2M), Other Edible Preparations ($21.2M), and Broadcasting Equipment ($18.5M).
Destinations: Chad exports mostly to India ($460M), United States ($439M), Netherlands ($320M), United Arab Emirates ($138M), and China ($83.7M), and imports mostly from China ($185M), United Arab Emirates ($113M), France ($88.3M), United States ($46.9M), and Qatar ($33.4M).
Location: Chad borders Cameroon, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, and Sudan by land.