Imports to Chile slumped 36.4 percent over a year earlier to an over ten-year low of USD 3,828 million in May 2020, mainly due to lower purchases of consumption goods (-43.8 percent), of which durable (-51.2 percent) and semi-durable (-51.8 percent); capital goods (-22 percent); and intermediate (-35.2 percent).

Imports in Chile averaged 3119.21 USD Million from 1991 until 2020, 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. Chile Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Banco Central de Chile

Imports in Chile is expected to be 4700.00 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 5400.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Chile Imports is projected to trend around 6000.00 USD Million in 2021 and 6100.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Chile Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3828.00 4135.06 7865.59 492.60 1991 - 2020 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-09 11:30 AM Feb $4313M $5488M $5500M
2020-04-07 12:30 PM Mar $4451M $4306M $4400M
2020-05-07 12:30 PM Apr $4135M $4451M $4300M
2020-06-08 12:30 PM May $3828M $4135M $4400M
2020-07-07 12:30 PM Jun $3828M $3500M
2020-08-07 12:30 PM Jul
2020-09-07 11:30 AM Aug
2020-10-07 11:30 AM Sep $5100M

Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1403.00 1219.16 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Current Account -969.04 -2363.45 3256.31 -5331.15 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.90 -3.60 4.50 -14.00 percent [+]
Imports 3828.00 4135.06 7865.59 492.60 USD Million [+]
Exports 5230.00 5354.23 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
External Debt 200266.65 196549.58 205992.11 2435.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -2928.26 1258.17 13891.49 -5843.13 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.25 0.25 35.96 0.21 Tonnes [+]
Tourist Arrivals 338951.00 386970.00 521425.00 50093.00 Persons [+]
Terms Of Trade 93.82 96.61 122.50 58.80 points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.12 3.45 4.12 0.50 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -4448.68 86.34 899.37 -6259.76 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 2.00 2.00 13.00 2.00 BBL/D/1K [+]


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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