Factsheet : Chad

Official Title:
Republic of Chad


General Information

Capital: N’Djamena
Population (million): 11.86
Total Area: 1,284,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 447.47986 Franc CFA (XAF) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 11 August, National Day
Language(s): French & Arabic, Sara


Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly. The constitution, approved by referendum in March 1996, adopted a bicameral parliament. Constitutional reforms, adopted by referendum in 2005, replaced the Senate with the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ESCC), nominated by the president. The role of the ESCC is not legislative, it provides opinions on government plans or on the main economic, social and cultural issues.

Head of State:
President Idriss DÉBY ITNO

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Albert Pahimi PADACKÉ

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International Cooperation: Moussa Faki MAHAMAT
Strategic planning: Mariam Mahamat NOUR
Economy and Trade: Djiddi BICHARA

Main Political Parties:
Mouvement patriotique du salut (MPS; the ruling party); Union nationale pour la démocratie et le renouveau (UNDR); Fédération action pour la République (FAR); Rassemblement national pour la démocratie au Tchad (RNDT) - le Réveil; Rassemblement pour la démocratie et le progrès (RDP); Action pour le renouveau et la démocratie (ARD); Union pour la démocratie et la République (UDR); Parti pour la liberté et le développement (PLD); Alliance tchadienne pour la démocratie et le développement (ATD); Cadre d’action populaire pour la solidarité et l’unité de la République (CAP-SUR); Convention tchadienne pour la paix et le développement (CTPD).

Elections:
Presidential: Last in 2016, next in 2021. Legislative: Last in 2011, next in 2016.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Chad Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 13.39 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 1,129.32 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) -6.37 1.43
Inflation: (%) -1.12 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $2,013,301
Canadian imports from country: $341,997
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Chad: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Mahamat Ali ADOUM

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador (Khartoum, Sudan) Salah-E-BENDAOUD


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Chad
Year Exports Imports
2012 $4,336,968 $115,211,317
2013 $24,716,244 $268,848
2014 $36,465,466 $269,448
2015 $10,318,275 $203,880
2016 $2,013,301 $341,997
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Chad
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $87,279 $
02 Veg. Prod. $ $281,265
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $304
05 Mineral Prod. $5,584 $91
06 Chemical Prod. $91,612 $295
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $40,155 $472
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $171
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $303,386 $120
11 Textiles Prod. $3,785 $1,122
12 Dress Access. $488 $67
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $11,148 $344
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $684,517 $1,956
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $294,962 $9,558
17 Vehicles and Equip. $416,232 $22,311
18 Specialized Inst. $73,424 $23,236
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $629 $685
21 Antiques $ $