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

Chile's trade surplus increased to USD 723 million in May of 2017 from a USD 564 milion in the same month a year ago, higher than market expectations of a USD 500 million surplus. Exports jumped 10.7 percent from the previous year to USD 5.62 billion, boosted by industrial products (11.4 percent), namely food (24.6 percent), chemicals (11.3 percent), metallic products (38.8 percent) and pulp, paper and others (7.8 percent). Also, sales of mining products rose 13.8 percent, as exports of copper jumped 12 percent to USD 2.54 billion. Imports rose at a slower 8.5 percent to USD 4.90 billion, led by consumer goods (22.7 percent), of which vehicles (27.5 percent) and clothing and footwear (31.1 percent) and intermediate goods (6.2 percent), mainly energy products (16 percent). Balance of Trade in Chile averaged 474 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.

Chile Balance of Trade
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-07 11:30 AM Mar $290M $236M $130M $205M
2017-05-08 11:30 AM Apr $507M $290M $500M $500M
2017-06-07 12:30 PM May $723M $507M $500M $750M
2017-07-07 12:30 PM Jun $723M
2017-08-07 12:30 PM Jul
2017-09-07 11:40 AM Aug




Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 722.92 507.12 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Exports 5620.90 5019.00 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
Imports 4897.98 4511.88 7865.59 492.60 USD Million [+]
Current Account -1014.06 -700.00 3236.00 -5098.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.40 -2.00 4.60 -14.00 percent [+]
External Debt 162884.65 163047.70 165101.03 2408.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -2465.82 433.01 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 -635.41 -230.79 881.22 -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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
722.92 507.12 2968.68 -1384.72 1991 - 2017 USD Million Monthly



balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 555.00 Apr/17
Brazil 7661.00 May/17
Canada -370.30 Apr/17
China 407.90 May/17
Euro Area 17858.90 Apr/17
France -5535.00 Apr/17
Germany 18078.00 Apr/17
India -13841.70 May/17
Indonesia 474.00 May/17
Italy 3601.32 Apr/17
Japan -203.37 May/17
Mexico 616.79 Apr/17
Netherlands 3833.00 Apr/17
Russia 8001.00 Apr/17
South Korea 5990.00 May/17
Spain -1198829.00 Apr/17
Switzerland 3400.03 May/17
Turkey -4945.41 Apr/17
United Kingdom -2050.00 Apr/17
United States -47617.00 Apr/17