Imports to Chile declined 4.9 percent month-over-month to USD 5587 million in March 2019, mostly driven by lower purchases of consumption goods (-10.3 percent), mainly durable (-12.9 percent) and semi-durable (-14.7 percent); intermediate (-1.4 percent), of which oil (-20.2 percent); and capital goods (-7.7 percent). Imports in Chile averaged 3040.15 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.

Imports in Chile is expected to be 6150.00 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 6100.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-07 11:30 AM Imports $5941M $5622M $ 5800M
2019-02-07 11:30 AM Imports $5639M $5941M $5100M
2019-03-07 11:30 AM Imports $5270M $5639M $5250M
2019-04-08 12:30 PM Imports $5587M $5270M $5220M
2019-05-07 11:30 AM Imports $5587M
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Imports
2019-07-09 12:30 PM Imports $ 6150M


Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 607.35 276.23 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Current Account -3634.00 -2938.80 3256.31 -5054.90 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.10 -1.50 4.50 -14.00 percent [+]
Imports 5586.76 5270.05 7865.59 492.60 USD Million [+]
Exports 6194.12 5546.29 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
External Debt 186549.25 185187.66 186549.25 2435.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -2401.46 -4576.41 13891.49 -5487.39 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.25 0.25 35.96 0.21 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 94.99 97.92 122.50 58.80 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 3.45 3.25 3.97 0.50 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 383271.00 464727.00 521425.00 50093.00 Persons [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -41.80 501.37 899.37 -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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5586.76 5270.05 7865.59 492.60 1991 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




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