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

Chile's trade balance shifted to USD 231 million surplus in July of 2017 from a USD 32.3 million shortfall a year earlier. It is the eleventh straight month of surplus. Exports jumped 12.3 percent to USD 5.22 billion, driven by sales of industrial products (12.9 percent), namely basic metals (67.4 percent); chemicals (35.2 percent); wood and wood articles (14.3 percent) and machinery and equipment (11.3 percent). In addition, sales of mining products rose 12.3 percent, as copper exports advanced 9.8 percent; and the ones of agricultural, forestry and fisheries grew 8.9 percent. Imports advanced 6.6 percent to USD 4.99 billion, led by purchases of consumer goods (16.7 percent), of which vehicles (19.9 percent); capital goods (7.4 percent), while those of intermediate goods fell 0.1 percent, namely energy (-6.2 percent). Balance of Trade in Chile averaged 471.94 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 Forecast (i)
2017-06-07 12:30 PM May $723M $507M $500M $750M
2017-07-07 12:30 PM Jun $58M $723M $800M $500M
2017-08-07 12:30 PM Jul $231M $58M $-350M
2017-09-07 11:40 AM Aug $231M
2017-10-06 11:30 AM Sep
2017-11-07 11:30 AM Oct


Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 231.00 58.24 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Exports 5222.43 5258.52 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
Imports 4992.00 5200.28 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 168706.19 164310.46 168706.19 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 Notes

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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
231.00 58.24 2968.68 -1384.72 1991 - 2017 USD Million Monthly



balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 856.00 Jun/17
Brazil 6298.00 Jul/17
Canada -3601.90 Jun/17
China 467.36 Jul/17
Euro Area 26587.50 Jun/17
France -4657.00 Jun/17
Germany 22324.00 Jun/17
India -11449.80 Jul/17
Indonesia -271.20 Jul/17
Italy 4502.18 Jun/17
Japan 418.77 Jul/17
Mexico 61.53 Jun/17
Netherlands 6620.00 Jun/17
Russia 8690.00 Jun/17
South Korea 10646.00 Jul/17
Spain -1259000.00 Jun/17
Switzerland 3511.05 Jul/17
Turkey -6010.95 Jun/17
United Kingdom -4564.00 Jun/17
United States -43642.00 Jun/17