Imports to Chile dropped 2.9 percent over a year earlier to USD 5,488 million in January 2020, mainly due to lower purchases of consumption goods (-12.3 percent), of which durable (-17.3 percent) and semi-durable (-13.5 percent); and capital goods (-13.4 percent), namely trucks & cargo vehicles (-14 percent) Chile Imports - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Imports in Chile averaged 3102.35 USD Million from 1991 until 2019, 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. 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. source: Banco Central de Chile

Imports in Chile is expected to be 6000.00 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 6200.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Chile Imports is projected to trend around 6100.00 USD Million in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Chile Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5487.95 5183.66 7865.59 492.60 1991 - 2020 USD Million Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-07 11:30 AM Oct $5564M $5224M $5800M
2019-12-09 11:30 AM Nov $5171M $5564M $5135M
2020-01-07 11:30 AM Dec $5184M $5171M $5300M
2020-02-07 11:30 AM Jan $5488M $5184M $5100M
2020-03-09 11:30 AM Feb $5488M
2020-04-07 12:30 PM Mar $ 6000M
2020-05-07 12:30 PM Apr
2020-06-08 12:30 PM May

Chile Imports
Chile main imports are: energy products including crude and refined oil, coal, gas and lubricants (16 percent of total purchases); chemicals (6 percent); cars (5 percent); metallic products (5 percent); parts, other machinery and equipment (4 percent); wearing apparel (4 percent) and truck and cargo vehicles (3 percent). Major import partners are: China (24 percent of total imports), the United States (19 percent), Brazil (8 percent), Argentina (5 percent) and Japan and Germany (4 percent each). Others include: Mexico, Spain and Ecuador.

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