Economy of Chad

Imports
Imports commoditiesmachinery and transportation equipment, industrial goods, foodstuffs, textiles
Import partnersChina 20.2%, Cameroon 18.2%, France 16.1%, Saudi Arabia 5.6%, US 4.2% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiesoil, cattle, cotton, gum arabic
Export partnersUS 81.9%, China 6.7% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productscotton, sorghum, millet, peanuts, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca); cattle, sheep, goats, camels
Industrial productsoil, cotton textiles, meatpacking, brewing, natron (sodium carbonate), soap, cigarettes, construction materials
Economy
Unemployment7.80 % (2012)7.80 % (2011)7.60 % (2010)
Unemployment of Chad
GDP - Official Exchange Rate13.6 Billion $ (2013)12.7 Billion $ (2012)12.2 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Chad
GDP growth rate3.90 % (2013)8.90 % (2012)1.80 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Chad
GDP per Capita (PPP)2,500 $ (2013)2,500 $ (2012)1,900 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Chad
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity28.0 Billion $ (2013)26.6 Billion $ (2012)19.9 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Chad
GDP PPP per land area21,807 $ per square kilometer (2013)20,701 $ per square kilometer (2012)15,483 $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Chad
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate4.25 % (2009)4.75 % (2008)5.25 % (2007)
Central bank discount rate of Chad
Commercial bank prime lending rate15.5 % (2013)15.5 % (2012)15.0 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Chad
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP46.3 % (2013)47.9 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP9.90 % (2013)9.40 % (2012)
Services % of GDP43.8 % (2013)42.6 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals71,000 (2010)70,000 (2009)61,000 (2008)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Chad
International tourism, number of departures23,000 (2002)40,000 (2001)27,000 (2000)
International tourism, number of departures of Chad
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio0.61 % (2010)0.62 % (2009)0.55 % (2008)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Chad
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Public debt (Percentage of GDP)30.5 % of GDP (2013)31.3 % of GDP (2012)43.1 % of GDP (2011)
Public debt (Percentage of GDP) of Chad
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI)18.8 % of GNI (2012)19.0 % of GNI (2011)23.1 % of GNI (2010)
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI) of Chad
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt)1.46 % of total external debt (2012)1.07 % of total external debt (2011)0.46 % of total external debt (2010)
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt) of Chad
Current Account Balance (Total)-827.10 Million $ (2013)-378.90 Million $ (2012)-2.39 Billion $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Chad
External Debt (Total)1.83 Billion $ (2013)1.79 Billion $ (2012)1.77 Billion $ (2011)
External Debt (Total) of Chad
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)13.5 % of GDP (2013)14.1 % of GDP (2012)14.6 % of GDP (2011)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Chad
External Debt per Capita163 $ (2013)163 $ (2012)164 $ (2011)
External Debt per Capita of Chad