Chile Balance of Trade  1991-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Chile recorded a trade gap of USD 300 million in August of 2018 compared to a USD 767 million surplus a year ago. It was the first trade deficit since August 2016, as exports fell 1.0 percent to USD 6231.8 million, after climbing 11.8 percent in the prior month. It was the first decrease in external sales since February 2017, driven by mining products (-13.3 percent vs 10.7 percent in July) such as copper (-13.7 percent); and agricultural goods (-11.2 percent vs 8.1 percent). However, shipments continued to rise solidly for manufactured products (18.5 percent vs 14.1 percent). Meantime, imports jumped 18.2 percent to USD 6534 million, above a 15.7 percent surge in July. Purchases advanced faster for intermediate goods (19.5 percent vs 18.2 percent) and consumer goods (16.0 percent vs 10.4 percent) but slowed a bit for capital goods (14.1 percent vs 17.4 percent). Balance of Trade in Chile averaged 485.04 USD Million from 1991 until 2018, 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
2018-07-09 12:30 PM Balance of Trade $483M $680M $ 400M
2018-08-07 12:30 PM Balance of Trade $380M $480M $385M $ 560M
2018-09-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $-300M $380M $ -200M
2018-10-08 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $-300M $ -350M
2018-11-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $ -500M
2018-12-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $ -400M


Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -301.70 374.90 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Exports 6231.83 6176.15 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
Imports 6534.00 5801.27 7865.59 492.60 USD Million [+]
Current Account -1846.00 -186.52 3256.31 -5054.86 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.50 -1.40 4.50 -14.00 percent [+]
External Debt 180366.95 177831.46 184195.46 2408.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -786.06 -1488.41 13891.49 -5487.39 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.25 0.25 35.96 0.21 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 99.78 102.59 122.50 58.80 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 3.25 2.70 3.97 0.50 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 201387.00 220797.00 521425.00 50093.00 Persons [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -1578.30 -5209.95 931.17 -6259.76 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 3.00 3.00 13.00 2.30 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. The most important non mineral exports are chemicals and metals, machinery and equipment , processed food, forestry and wood products, fresh fruit, salmon and wine. On the other hand, the country imports mostly energy products, chemicals, cars, apparel and machinery and equipment. In 2017, the biggest trade surpluses were recorded with Japan and China while the largest trade gaps with Brazil, Argentina and the US. 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-301.70 374.90 2968.68 -1384.72 1991 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Argentina -789.00 Jul/18
Australia 1551.00 Jul/18
Brazil 3774.99 Aug/18
Canada -114.30 Jul/18
China 279.10 Aug/18
Euro Area 17555.60 Jul/18
France -3490.00 Jul/18
Germany 16461.00 Jul/18
India -17390.00 Aug/18
Indonesia -1021.40 Aug/18
Italy 5676.00 Jul/18
Japan -444.59 Aug/18
Mexico -2889.20 Jul/18
Netherlands 4612.00 Jul/18
Russia 13402.00 Jul/18
Saudi Arabia 120299.00 Mar/18
Singapore 6755.10 Aug/18
South Africa -4657.00 Jul/18
South Korea 6900.00 Aug/18
Spain -3247700.00 Jul/18
Switzerland 1407.94 Aug/18
Turkey -5980.00 Jul/18
United Kingdom -111.00 Jul/18
United States -50082.00 Jul/18


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