Overview In 2020 Chad was the number 144 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 175 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Chad are Crude Petroleum ($1.19B), Gold ($213M), Other Oily Seeds ($70.8M), Insect Resins ($16.6M), and Raw Cotton ($5.44M), exporting mostly to China ($367M), France ($291M), Germany ($238M), United Arab Emirates ($216M), and Chinese Taipei ($196M).

Imports The top imports of Chad are Packaged Medicaments ($71.8M), Computers ($57.7M), Broadcasting Equipment ($39.7M), Cars ($33.2M), and Delivery Trucks ($31M), importing mostly from China ($298M), United Arab Emirates ($186M), France ($99.4M), India ($61.8M), and Netherlands ($56.1M).

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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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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Top Export (2020): Crude Petroleum, $1.19B

Top Destination (2020): China, $298M

In 2020, Chad exported a total of $1.5B, making it the number 144 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Chad have changed by -$648M from $2.15B in 2015 to $1.5B in 2020.

The most recent exports are led by Crude Petroleum ($1.19B), Gold ($213M), Other Oily Seeds ($70.8M), Insect Resins ($16.6M), and Raw Cotton ($5.44M). The most common destination for the exports of Chad are China ($367M), France ($291M), Germany ($238M), United Arab Emirates ($216M), and Chinese Taipei ($196M).

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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).

Economic Complexity

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Chad has a high level of specialization in Insect Resins (211), Other Oily Seeds (139), Crude Petroleum (20.7), Gold (5.62), and Raw Cotton (4.26). 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

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The highest complexity exports of Chad according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Silver (-0.67), Ground Nuts (-2.06), Other Oily Seeds (-2.1), Crude Petroleum (-2.2), and Gold (-2.26). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Chad according to the relatedness index, are Petroleum Gas (0.021), Manganese Ore (0.02), Cocoa Beans (0.019), Niobium, Tantalum, Vanadium and Zirconium Ore (0.018), and Dried Legumes (0.018). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Chad is not specialized in.

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

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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.