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 ($4 billion).
The export industry of Chile comprises 40% of the nation’s GDP and more of 75% of Chile’s shipments are export commodities.
Chile Country Profile
Official Name (Local Language)
República de Chile
Telephone Dial In
Country Exports Profile
Exports ($m USD)
Number of Export Products
Number of Export Partners
Top 5 export partners
% Partner Share
Top 5 Export Products at HS 6 digit level
Copper ores and concentrates
Copper cathodes and sections of cathodes unwrou
Copper unrefined, copper anodes for electrolyti
Wine (not sparkling); grape must with by alcoho
Chart Showing GDP Growth Compared to rest of world
Copper, lithium, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel, wood and wood products, transport equipment, cement, textiles
Importing from Chile: What is trade finance?
In a report presented by the Banco Central de Chile, the country averaged $2,755.71 million from 1991 until 2016 in terms of imports. The imports’ lowest point was $492.60 million in February 1991 and the highest point was reached in October 2012 at $7,875.12 million. On average, Chile’s imports from 1991 until 2016 is $2,755.71 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.
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