Chile recorded a trade gap of US 220 million in October of 2018 compared to a USD 730 million surplus a year ago. Imports jumped 25.6 percent to USD 6783 million, after a 22.3 percent surge in September, led by purchases of capital goods (39.7% vs 20.3%), especially machinery for mining and construction (247.3%); intermediate goods (28.7% vs 13.2%), namely diesel oil (59.1%) and consumer goods (12.7% vs 5.1%). Meantime, exports increased 7.2 percent to USD 6566 million, rebounding from a 7.0 percent decline in September. Sales were boosted by manufactured products (27.0% vs 3.9%), mainly salmon products (34.6%) and chemicals (19.6%); and also agricultural goods (16.5% vs -16.9%), such as fruits (18.1%) and forestry products (66.9%). Meantime, shipments fell less for mining products (-5.1% vs -12.7%), amid a softer decrease in sales of copper (-6.9% vs -17.0%). In addition, exports jumped for molybdenum (159.1%) and rebounded sharply for lithium carbonate (17.7% vs -3.1%). Balance of Trade in Chile averaged 481.12 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
2018-09-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $-300M $380M $ -200M
2018-10-08 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $-120M $-300M $ -350M
2018-11-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $-220M $-120M $ -150M
2018-12-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $-220M $ -200M


Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -220.00 -120.00 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Exports 6566.00 5534.00 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
Imports 6783.00 5655.70 7865.59 492.60 USD Million [+]
Current Account -3395.00 -2466.00 3256.31 -5054.86 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.50 -1.40 4.50 -14.00 percent [+]
External Debt 180446.89 178588.79 184303.62 2435.00 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 251518.00 201387.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-220.00 -120.00 2968.68 -1384.72 1991 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




Country Last
Argentina 314.00 Sep/18
Australia 3017.00 Sep/18
Brazil 6121.36 Oct/18
Canada -416.30 Sep/18
China 340.16 Oct/18
Euro Area 13141.70 Sep/18
France -5663.00 Sep/18
Germany 18395.00 Sep/18
India -17130.00 Oct/18
Indonesia -1819.90 Oct/18
Italy 1274.37 Sep/18
Japan -449.26 Oct/18
Mexico -194.00 Sep/18
Netherlands 4949.00 Sep/18
Russia 18485.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 4520.91 Oct/18
South Africa -2950.00 Sep/18
South Korea 6552.00 Oct/18
Spain -3057300.00 Aug/18
Switzerland 1447.00 Sep/18
Turkey -1869.47 Sep/18
United Kingdom -27.00 Sep/18
United States -54019.00 Sep/18


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