Chad - Foreign trade



Cotton is Chad's primary export, making the economy's trade balance vulnerable to fluctuations in world cotton prices and the rising competition of synthetic materials. In 2000, exports totaled $172 million, and imports amounted to $223 million. Cotton accounted for 50% of exports that year, with cattle exports contributing 35%. Exports of textiles and fish products accounted for most of the remaining 15%. Leading imports in 1998 were machinery and transportation equipment, industrial goods, petroleum products, foodstuffs, and textiles.

Principal trading partners in 1998 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Chad

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
Portugal 40 4 36
Germany 25 2 23
Thailand 9 n.a. n.a.
United States 7 4 3
France 5 67 -62
Spain 4 1 3
Belgium 3 14 -11
Nigeria 3 15 -12
India n.a. 6 n.a.
Senegal n.a. 7 n.a.
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