Imports to Chile dropped 6.2 percent over a year earlier to USD 5,224 million in September 2019, mainly due to lower purchases of consumer goods (-12.9 percent); namely durable (-21.9 percent) and semi-durable (-9.2 percent); intermediate goods (-1.5 percent), in particular energetic products (-3.4 percent); and capital goods (-5.5 percent) led by trucks & cargo vehicles (-18.7 percent). Imports in Chile averaged 3076.74 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 5350.00 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 6200.00 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
2019-07-08 12:30 PM Imports Jun $4986M $5982M $5330M
2019-08-07 12:30 PM Imports Jul $5799M $4986M $4810M
2019-09-09 11:30 AM Imports Aug $5809M $5799M $5510M
2019-10-07 11:30 AM Imports Sep $5224M $5809M $ 5350M
2019-11-07 11:30 AM Imports Oct $5224M
2019-12-06 11:30 AM Imports Nov


Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -20.00 140.00 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Current Account -2929.20 -883.40 3256.31 -5054.90 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.10 -1.50 4.50 -14.00 percent [+]
Imports 5224.00 5809.00 7865.59 492.60 USD Million [+]
Exports 5205.00 5952.00 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
External Debt 197565.79 194835.20 197565.79 2435.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -4007.00 625.00 13891.49 -5487.39 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.25 0.25 35.96 0.21 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 96.79 99.28 122.50 58.80 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 3.45 3.25 3.97 0.50 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 263280.00 270022.00 521425.00 50093.00 Persons [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -3116.00 46.00 899.37 -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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5224.00 5809.00 7865.59 492.60 1991 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




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