Imports to Chile jumped 25.6 percent year-on-year to USD 6783 million in October 2018, after a 22.3 percent surge in September, mainly led by purchases of capital goods (39.7% vs 20.3%), especially machinery for mining and construction (247.3%); intermediate goods (28.7% vs 13.2%), namely diesel oil (59.1%) and consumer goods (12.7% vs 5.1%), of which clothing (20.7 percent) and domestic appliances (19.6 percent). Imports in Chile averaged 2998.16 USD Million from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 7865.59 USD Million in October of 2012 and a record low of 492.60 USD Million in February of 1991.

Imports in Chile is expected to be 6250.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Chile to stand at 6000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Chile Imports is projected to trend around 6200.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-07 12:30 PM Imports $5801M $5989M $5790M
2018-09-07 11:30 AM Imports $6534M $5801M $5700M
2018-10-08 11:30 AM Imports $5656M $6534M $6350M
2018-11-07 11:30 AM Imports $6783M $5656M $5800M
2018-12-07 11:30 AM Imports $6783M $6000M


Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -220.00 -120.00 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Exports 6566.00 5534.00 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
Imports 6783.00 5655.70 7865.59 492.60 USD Million [+]
Current Account -3395.00 -2466.00 3256.31 -5054.86 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.50 -1.40 4.50 -14.00 percent [+]
External Debt 180446.89 178588.79 184303.62 2435.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -5011.08 -1508.68 13891.49 -5487.39 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.25 0.25 35.96 0.21 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 97.92 98.65 122.50 58.80 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 3.25 2.70 3.97 0.50 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 257953.00 270233.00 521425.00 50093.00 Persons [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -306.76 -1901.73 931.17 -6259.76 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 3.00 3.00 13.00 2.30 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Chile Imports

Chile main imports are: energy products including crude and refined oil, coal, gas and lubricants (14 percent of total purchases); chemicals (6 percent); parts, other machinery and equipment (5 percent); autos (5 percent); wearing apparel (5 percent) and truck and cargo vehicles (3 percent). Major import partners are: China (24 percent of total imports), the United States (18 percent), Brazil (9 percent), Argentina (4 percent), Japan (3 percent) and South Korea (3 percent). Others include: Germany, Mexico, Ecuador and Spain. . This page provides the latest reported value for - Chile Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Chile Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6783.00 5655.70 7865.59 492.60 1991 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




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