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

Chile's trade surplus shrank to USD 507 million in April of 2017 from USD 805 million in the same month a year earlier, slightly higher than market expectations of a USD 500 million surplus. Exports went down 0.9 percent from the previous year to USD 5.02 billion, dragged down by sales of agricultural, forestry and fishery goods (-16.9 percent) and industrial products (-2.3 percent), namely beverages and tobacco (-13.4 percent) and pulp,paper and others (-19.3 percent). By contrast, sales of mining products rose 5.1 percent as exports of copper advanced 3.3 percent to USD 2.19 billion. Imports increased 5.9 percent to USD 4.51 billion boosted by consumer goods (21 percent), of which vehicles (41 percent) and clothing (40.2 percent) and intermediate goods (5.5 percent), mainly energy products (26.2 percent). Balance of Trade in Chile averaged 470.15 USD Million from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2968.21 USD Million in April of 2007 and a record low of -1374.03 USD Million in October of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-07 11:30 AM Feb $236M $720M $340M $690M
2017-04-07 11:30 AM Mar $290M $236M $130M $205M
2017-05-08 11:30 AM Apr $507M $290M $500M $500M
2017-06-07 12:30 PM May $507M
2017-07-07 12:30 PM Jun
2017-08-07 12:30 PM Jul




Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 507.10 290.30 2968.21 -1374.03 USD Million [+]
Exports 5019.00 5504.50 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
Imports 4511.88 5214.20 7875.12 492.60 USD Million [+]
Current Account -1014.06 -700.00 3236.00 -5098.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.40 -2.00 4.60 -14.00 percent [+]
External Debt 163047.70 165101.03 165101.03 2408.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -2465.82 433.01 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 111.50 108.10 142.20 58.80 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 2.70 3.97 3.97 0.50 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -635.41 -230.79 881.22 -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 Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
507.10 290.30 2968.21 -1374.03 1991 - 2017 USD Million Monthly



balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 3107.00 Mar/17
Brazil 6969.00 Apr/17
Canada -134.70 Mar/17
China 380.48 Apr/17
Euro Area 30899.90 Mar/17
France -5353.00 Mar/17
Germany 25385.00 Mar/17
India -13249.19 Apr/17
Indonesia 1238.30 Apr/17
Italy 5418.04 Mar/17
Japan 481.75 Apr/17
Mexico -183.00 Mar/17
Netherlands 6719.00 Mar/17
Russia 12598.00 Mar/17
South Korea 13254.00 Apr/17
Spain -1458000.00 Mar/17
Switzerland 1968.25 Apr/17
Turkey -4492.00 Mar/17
United Kingdom -4900.00 Mar/17
United States -43706.00 Mar/17