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

Chile's trade surplus increased to USD 1210 million in January of 2018 from USD 687 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. It was the largest trade surplus since May 2014. Exports jumped 19 percent to USD 6656 million, the biggest gain in three months, as sales recovered for manufactured products (17.1 percent vs -3.1 percent), mostly food (14.6 percent vs -4.4 percent); forestry & wooden furniture (25.1 pct vs -12.7 pct); pulp & paper products (49.4 pct vs 3.6 pct); base metals (26.9 pct vs -16 pct). Also, exports rose for agricultural, forestry & fishing goods (59.5 pct vs -38.3 pct). Conversely, shipments of mining products eased (9.3 pct vs 25.9 pct), due to a slowdown in exports of copper (7 pct vs 30.2 pct). Meanwhile, imports rose at a slower 11 percent to USD 5446 million, driven by purchases of consumer goods (19 pct vs 11.2 pct) and intermediate goods (13.2 pct vs 10.3 pct). By contrast, those of capital goods fell (-5.5 pct vs -4 pct). Balance of Trade in Chile averaged 479.83 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
2017-12-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $512M $583M $670M $650M
2018-01-08 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $1057M $512M $ 500M
2018-02-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $1210M $1060M $ 880M
2018-03-07 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $1210M $ 1450M
2018-04-09 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $ 1066.8M
2018-05-08 11:30 AM Balance of Trade $ 1010.2M


Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1210.00 1060.00 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Exports 6655.69 6751.62 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
Imports 5445.90 5694.61 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 178858.64 175754.57 178858.64 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. 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1210.00 1060.00 2968.68 -1384.72 1991 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia -1358.00 Dec/17
Brazil 2768.44 Jan/18
Canada -3186.30 Dec/17
China 203.40 Jan/18
Euro Area 25414.60 Dec/17
France -3468.00 Dec/17
Germany 18226.00 Dec/17
India -16298.47 Jan/18
Indonesia -676.90 Jan/18
Italy 5253.08 Dec/17
Japan -943.42 Jan/18
Mexico -156.97 Dec/17
Netherlands 4104.00 Dec/17
Russia 13700.00 Dec/17
South Korea 3700.00 Jan/18
Spain -2050000.00 Dec/17
Switzerland 1323.45 Jan/18
Turkey -9206.19 Dec/17
United Kingdom -4896.00 Dec/17
United States -53118.00 Dec/17


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