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Overview In 2021, Chad was the number 140 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 138 in total exports, the number 177 in total imports, the number 193 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 131 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI) .

Exports The top exports of Chad are Crude Petroleum ($1.79B), Gold ($750M), Other Oily Seeds ($123M), Insect Resins ($19.6M), and Silver ($9.34M), exporting mostly to Germany ($927M), United Arab Emirates ($761M), Chinese Taipei ($399M), France ($176M), and China ($170M).

Imports The top imports of Chad are Non-Knit Women's Suits ($78.1M), Cars ($64.9M), Jewellery ($51.8M), Packaged Medicaments ($47.8M), and Broadcasting Equipment ($34.9M), importing mostly from China ($365M), United Arab Emirates ($258M), France ($82M), India ($56.4M), and Turkey ($39.6M).

Location Chad borders Cameroon, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, and Sudan by land.

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The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of Chad.

Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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The data obtained is mirror data. The trade of countries that do not report current data can be reconstructed based on data reported by partner countries with current data available.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Top Export (2021)Crude Petroleum$1.79B
Top Destination (2021)Germany$927M

In 2021, Chad exported a total of $2.71B, making it the number 138 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Chad have changed by $1.17B from $1.54B in 2016 to $2.71B in 2021.

The most recent exports are led by Crude Petroleum ($1.79B), Gold ($750M), Other Oily Seeds ($123M), Insect Resins ($19.6M), and Silver ($9.34M). The most common destination for the exports of Chad are Germany ($927M), United Arab Emirates ($761M), Chinese Taipei ($399M), France ($176M), and China ($170M).

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2020 - 2021)
Germany$689M (+ 290%)
United Arab Emirates$545M (+ 252%)
Chinese Taipei$204M (+ 104%)
Fastest Growing Import Markets (2020 - 2021)
United Arab Emirates$71.9M (+ 38.7%)
China$67.3M (+ 22.6%)
Benin$23.3M (+ 175%)

Total Export Growth by Market (2020 - 2021)

Service Trade

Service Trade

Chad Exports Services (2018)$210M
Chad Imports Services (2018)$1.1B

In 2018, Chad exported $210M worth of services. The top services exported by Chad in 2018 were Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($116M), Business travel ($27M), Construction abroad ($23.9M), Telecommunications services ($18M), and Air transport ($10.5M).

The top services imported by Chad in 2018 were Sea transport ($249M), Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($249M), Other transport ($195M), Air transport ($170M), and Information services ($166M).

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Economic Complexity

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

Chad has a high level of specialization in Other Oily Seeds (162), Insect Resins (152), Crude Petroleum (14.6), Gold (13.4), and Steam Boilers (3.93). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Chad observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

The top export opportunities for Chad according to the relatedness index, were Manganese Ore (0.021), Dried Legumes (0.019), Tin Ores (0.019), Petroleum Gas (0.018), and Cocoa Beans (0.017). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Chad is not specialized in.

Product Space

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

This network shows the products most related to the production structure of Chad. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Chad exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower greenhouse emissions.

Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 20 years Chad's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively less complex, moving from the ⁩⁨nullth to the 131st⁩ position in the ECI rank.

These economic complexity rankings use 6 digit exports classified according to the HS96 classification. We consider only countries with population of at least 1 million and exports of at least $1 billion, and products with world trade over $500 million. To explore different rankings and vary these parameters visit the custom rankings section.

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