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

Chile's trade surplus increased significantly to USD 792 million in March of 2018 from USD 256 million in the same month of the previous year. It was the biggest trade surplus for a March month since 2015, as exports soared 18.6 percent to USD 6525 million, the highest gain for a March month since 2011 (39.2 percent). Sales rose for mining products (35.1 percent), mostly copper (40.1 percent) and manufactured products (6.8 percent), such as pulp, paper and paper products (19.6 percent); chemicals (13.2 percent) and basic metals (27.9 percent). In contrast, shipments of agricultural, forestry and fishing goods fell 3.7 percent. Meantime, imports grew at a slower 9.3 percent to USD 5733 million, boosted by purchases of intermediate goods (11.8 percent), consumer goods (7.2 percent) and capital goods (6.4 percent). Balance of Trade in Chile averaged 486.47 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
2018-02-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $1210M $1060M $ 880M
2018-03-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $1250M $1210M $1100M $ 1450M
2018-04-09 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $792M $1244M $ 1280M
2018-05-08 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $792M $ 1350M
2018-06-07 12:30 PM Balance of Trade $ 1100M
2018-07-07 12:30 PM Balance of Trade $ 1000M


Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 791.52 1244.38 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Exports 6524.54 6351.31 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
Imports 5733.01 5106.94 7865.59 492.60 USD Million [+]
Current Account -369.69 -1156.65 3256.31 -5054.86 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.50 -1.40 4.50 -14.00 percent [+]
External Debt 182468.39 179192.85 182468.39 2408.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows 962.52 -2521.80 13891.49 -5487.39 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 103.63 99.16 122.50 58.80 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 3.25 2.70 3.97 0.50 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -1540.57 -1340.80 931.17 -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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
791.52 1244.38 2968.68 -1384.72 1991 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 825.00 Feb/18
Brazil 6280.75 Mar/18
Canada -2686.00 Feb/18
China -49.83 Mar/18
Euro Area 18897.50 Feb/18
France -5186.00 Feb/18
Germany 18400.00 Feb/18
India -13690.00 Mar/18
Indonesia 1091.70 Mar/18
Italy 3104.28 Feb/18
Japan 797.35 Mar/18
Mexico 1062.00 Feb/18
Netherlands 4514.00 Feb/18
Russia 12192.00 Feb/18
South Korea 6865.00 Mar/18
Spain -2167000.00 Feb/18
Switzerland 3215.34 Feb/18
Turkey -5760.71 Feb/18
United Kingdom -965.00 Feb/18
United States -57591.00 Feb/18


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