Chile Balance of Trade  1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Chile’s trade surplus widened to USD 714.9 million in September of 2017 from a USD 213.5 million a year ago and well above market expectations of a USD 400 million surplus. It is the largest surplus since May and the 13th straight month of surplus. Exports jumped 17.2 percent to USD 5745 million mainly led by sales of mining products (22.8 percent), as cooper exports surged (29.5 percent). Also, sales grew for industrial products (9.8 percent) and agricultural, forestry and fisheries (13.6 percent). Imports advanced 7.3 percent to USD 5031 million, driven by purchases of consumer goods (15.4 percent), namely autos (34.8 percent) and capital goods (14.9 percent). In contrast, purchases of intermediate goods fell 0.8 percent, mainly due to lower imports of diesel (-26.2 percent). Balance of Trade in Chile averaged 473.48 USD Million from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2968.68 USD Million in April of 2007 and a record low of -1384.72 USD Million in October of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-07 12:30 PM Balance of Trade $231M $58M $-350M
2017-09-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $600M $231M $100M $450M
2017-10-10 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $714M $597M $400M $630M
2017-11-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $714M
2017-12-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade


Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 714.90 597.20 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Exports 5745.18 6099.95 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
Imports 5031.31 5502.72 7865.59 492.60 USD Million [+]
Current Account -1549.00 -1079.00 3236.00 -5098.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.40 -2.00 4.60 -14.00 percent [+]
External Debt 173920.09 170293.39 173920.09 2408.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -653.11 -2465.82 13863.90 -5562.79 USD Million [+]
Remittances 923.00 902.00 936.00 756.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.25 0.25 35.96 0.21 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 123.80 127.10 152.50 58.80 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 2.70 3.97 3.97 0.50 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 190.14 -635.41 881.22 -6343.08 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 4.00 4.00 13.00 2.31 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Chile Balance of Trade

Chile has been recording trade surpluses since 1999, mostly due to a rise in shipments of copper. Other exports include: food, fruit, chemicals and machinery. Main imports are: energy products, machinery, durable consumer goods, capital goods and chemicals. Main trading partners are: China (25 percent of total exports and 20 percent of imports), United States (12 percent of exports and 20 percent of imports), South Korea (6 percent of exports and 4 percent of imports) and Brazil (5 percent of exports and 9 percent of imports). Others include: Argentina, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the Netherlands. This page provides the latest reported value for - Chile Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Chile Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
714.90 597.20 2968.68 -1384.72 1991 - 2017 USD Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 989.00 Aug/17
Brazil 5178.00 Sep/17
Canada -3413.40 Aug/17
China 284.67 Sep/17
Euro Area 16086.90 Aug/17
France -4514.00 Aug/17
Germany 20000.00 Aug/17
India -8984.29 Sep/17
Indonesia 1760.00 Sep/17
Italy 2769.02 Aug/17
Japan 670.17 Sep/17
Mexico -2732.00 Aug/17
Netherlands 4073.00 Aug/17
Russia 6612.00 Aug/17
South Korea 13800.00 Sep/17
Spain -3226685.00 Aug/17
Switzerland 2917.62 Sep/17
Turkey -5873.11 Aug/17
United Kingdom -5626.00 Aug/17
United States -42395.00 Aug/17