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

Chile's trade surplus rose to USD 512 million in November of 2017 from USD 389.9 million a year ago but below market expectations of a USD 670 million surplus. Exports went up 15.3 percent to USD 6016 million, the lowest gain since May. Sales of mining products slowed (23 percent vs 31.7 percent), led by lower exports of copper (27.4 percent vs 32.8 percent) amid work stoppages in major copper mine Escondida due to strikes during November. Also, sales of industrial products increased at a softer pace (8.4 percent vs 16.9 percent). Meantime, exports of agricultural, forestry & fisheries fell sharply (-16 percent vs 12.6 percent), namely fruits (-20.7 percent vs 14.4 percent). On the other hand, imports advanced 14 percent to USD 5504 million, boosted by purchases of intermediate goods (17.2 percent vs 13.4 percent), of which diesel (90.7 percent) and oil (71.5 percent); consumer goods (16.2 percent vs 14.6 percent) and capital goods (3.9 percent vs 14.1 percent). Balance of Trade in Chile averaged 475.77 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
2017-10-10 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $714M $597M $400M $630M
2017-11-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $583M $714M $400M $750M
2017-12-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $512M $583M $670M $650M
2018-01-08 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $512M
2018-02-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade
2018-03-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade


Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 512.00 582.80 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Exports 6016.47 5952.68 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
Imports 5504.48 5369.87 7865.59 492.60 USD Million [+]
Current Account -1507.00 -1110.67 3236.00 -5098.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.40 -2.00 4.60 -14.00 percent [+]
External Debt 175753.73 173859.77 175753.73 2408.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -2595.77 -794.95 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 99.16 94.38 122.50 58.80 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 3.25 2.70 3.97 0.50 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -429.80 371.97 881.22 -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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
512.00 582.80 2968.68 -1384.72 1991 - 2017 USD Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 105.00 Oct/17
Brazil 3545.75 Nov/17
Canada -1474.50 Oct/17
China 402.10 Nov/17
Euro Area 18923.20 Oct/17
France -4956.00 Oct/17
Germany 18900.00 Oct/17
India -13829.20 Nov/17
Indonesia 127.20 Nov/17
Italy 4953.35 Oct/17
Japan 113.36 Nov/17
Mexico -2066.00 Oct/17
Netherlands 5157.00 Oct/17
Russia 9832.00 Oct/17
South Korea 7800.00 Nov/17
Spain -2147708.00 Oct/17
Switzerland 2333.39 Oct/17
Turkey -7324.23 Oct/17
United Kingdom -1405.00 Oct/17
United States -48731.00 Oct/17