In a report presented by the Banco Central de Chile, the country averaged $2,755.71 million of imports from 1991 until 2016. The imports’ lowest level was $492.60 million in February 1991 and the highest point was reached in October 2012 at $7,875.12 million.
Chile’s primary import commodities are composed of petroleum products and fuel at 13% of the total imports, 7% comprising machinery and parts and cars, computers, mobile phones with 10%, chemicals made up 6% and metal products at 5%.
Out of all Chile’s major import partners, China and the United States both receive 20% of the total imports, Brazil obtains 9%, while Argentina, South Korea and Germany at 4% each.
Chile Country Profile
Official Name (Local Language)
República de Chile
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Chile Imports Profile
Imports ($m USD)
Number of Import Products
Number of Import Partners
Top 5 import partners
% Partner Share
Top 5 Import Products at HS 6 digit level
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Copper, lithium, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel, wood and wood products, transport equipment, cement, textiles
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The nation’s major export items would include refine copper ($19 billion), copper ore ($18 billion), and sulfate chemical wood pulp ($2.9 billion) and fish fillets ($2 billion). Apart from these commodities, Chile also exports fruits, paper and pulp, wine and chemicals to other countries. Some of Chile’s export partners would include China ($19 billion), the United States ($10 billion), Japan ($8 billion) and Brazil ($4 billion). The export industry of Chile comprises 40% of the nation’s GDP and more of 75% of Chile’s shipments are export commodities.
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