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Chad Economy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $10.67 billion (2003 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
15% (2003 est.)
GDP - per capita:
purchasing power parity - $1,200 (2003 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 32.4%
industry: 18.8%
services: 48.8% (2003 est.)
Investment (gross fixed):
40.3% of GDP (2003)
Population below poverty line:
80% (2001 est.)
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Inflation rate (consumer prices):
6% (2003 est.)
Labor force:
NA (2002)
Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture more than 80% (subsistence farming, herding, and fishing)
Unemployment rate:
NA (2000)
Budget:
revenues: $591.2 million
expenditures: $680.9 million, including capital expenditures of $146 million (2003 est.)
Industries:
oil, cotton textiles, meatpacking, beer brewing, natron (sodium carbonate), soap, cigarettes, construction materials
Industrial production growth rate:
5% (1995)
Electricity - production:
94.04 million kWh (2001)
Electricity - production by source:
fossil fuel: 100%
hydro: 0%
other: 0% (2001)
nuclear: 0%
Electricity - consumption:
87.46 million kWh (2001)
Electricity - exports:
0 kWh (2001)
Electricity - imports:
0 kWh (2001)
Oil - production:
0 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - consumption:
1,500 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - exports:
NA (2001)
Oil - imports:
NA (2001)
Agriculture - products:
cotton, sorghum, millet, peanuts, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca); cattle, sheep, goats, camels
Current account balance:
$-474 million (2003)
Exports:
$365 million f.o.b. (2003 est.)
Exports - commodities:
cotton, cattle, gum arabic
Exports - partners:
US 24.2%, Germany 16.5%, Portugal 15.4%, France 6.6%, Nigeria 5.5%, Morocco 4.4% (2003 est.)
Imports:
$760 million f.o.b. (2003 est.)
Imports - commodities:
machinery and transportation equipment, industrial goods, petroleum products, foodstuffs, textiles
Imports - partners:
France 25.8%, US 18.7%, Cameroon 13.2%, Nigeria 6.8%, Netherlands 4.2% (2003 est.)
Reserves of foreign exchange & gold:
$191.8 million (2003)
Debt - external:
$1.1 billion (2000 est.)
Economic aid - recipient:
$238.3 million; note - $125 million committed by Taiwan (August 1997); $30 million committed by African Development Bank; ODA $150 million (2001 est.)
Currency:
Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF); note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States
Currency code:
XAF
Exchange rates:
Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XAF) per US dollar - 581.2 (2003), 696.988 (2002), 733.039 (2001), 711.976 (2000), 615.699 (1999)
Fiscal year:
calendar year
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