Imports to Chile slipped 17.7 percent from a year ago to USD 5,184 million in December 2019, as purchases fell for intermediate goods (-16.7 percent); consumption goods (-16.9 percent) and capital goods (-20 percent).

Imports in Chile averaged 3102.35 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. 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. source: Banco Central de Chile

Imports in Chile is expected to be 6000.00 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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Chile Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5183.66 5171.00 7865.59 492.60 1991 - 2019 USD Million Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-07 11:30 AM Sep $5224M $5809M $ 5350M
2019-11-07 11:30 AM Oct $5564M $5224M $5800M
2019-12-09 11:30 AM Nov $5171M $5564M $5135M
2020-01-07 11:30 AM Dec $5184M $5171M $5300M
2020-02-07 11:30 AM Jan $5184M $5100M


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.

Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1460.38 110.57 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Current Account -3145.00 -2603.00 3256.31 -5054.90 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.10 -1.50 4.50 -14.00 percent [+]
Imports 5183.66 5171.00 7865.59 492.60 USD Million [+]
Exports 6644.04 5281.00 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
External Debt 197702.82 197727.49 197727.49 2435.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -3695.67 -4048.23 13891.49 -5487.39 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.25 0.25 35.96 0.21 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 96.03 96.79 122.50 58.80 points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.12 3.45 4.12 0.50 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 238301.00 269328.00 521425.00 50093.00 Persons [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -988.61 -2382.07 899.37 -6259.76 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 3.00 3.00 13.00 2.30 BBL/D/1K [+]


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