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CHAD

GDP (2002): $1.8 billion.
Per capita income (2002): $237.
Natural resources: Petroleum, natron (sodium carbonate), kaolin, gold, bauxite, tin, tungsten, titanium, iron ore.
Agriculture (2000, 38% of GDP): Products--cotton, gum arabic, livestock, fish, peanuts, millet, sorghum, rice, sweet potatoes, cassava, dates, manioc. Arable land-- 30%.
Industry (2002, 13% of GDP): Types--meat packing, beer brewing, soap, cigarettes, construction materials, natron mining, soft-drink bottling.
Services (2000): 49% of GDP.
Budget: Income ...........
$198 million
Expenditure ...$218 million

Main Crops: : cotton, sorghum, millet, peanuts, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca); cattle, sheep, goats, camels

Exports: $220 million (f.o.b., 1998 est.) .

Natural Resources: Petroleum (unexploited but exploration under way), uranium, natron, kaolin, fish (Lake Chad).

Major Industries: Cotton textiles, meat packing, beer brewing, natron (sodium carbonate), soap, cigarettes, construction materials

NATIONAL GNP