Chad: Economy

Economic Trivia

More than 80% of the work force is involved in agriculture--small-scale subsistence farming, herding, and fishing.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Data unavailable

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Oil; Cotton Textiles; Meatpacking; Brewing

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international $) $27 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.6% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $2,081 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 124/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 14.018% (2012)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $1,831 million (2012)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 73.8% (2013)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 11.324% (2007)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 2.042% (2012)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $-37,744,638 (1994)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 4,588,580 (2012)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 83% (1993)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 2.1% (1993)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 14.5% (1993)
Unemployment Rate 7.8% (2012)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $5,035 million (2012)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $3,800 million (2012)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 50.438% (2012)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $323 million (2012)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $23,405,782 (1994)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Chad’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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