Imports to Chile dropped 14.5 percent over a year earlier to USD 4,775 million in October 2020, mostly due to lower purchases of consumption goods (-9.6 percent), namely durable (-13.9 percent) and semi-durable (-20.3 percent); capital goods (-15.6 percent); and intermediate (-14.7 percent). source: Banco Central de Chile

Imports in Chile averaged 3139.87 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 December of 2020.

Imports in Chile is expected to be 4900.00 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 5500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Chile Imports is projected to trend around 5800.00 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
4774.52 4576.78 7865.59 492.60 1991 - 2020 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-07 12:30 PM Jul $4668M $4023M $3900M
2020-09-07 11:30 AM Aug $4517M $4668M $4800M
2020-10-07 11:30 AM Sep $4577M $4517M $4700M
2020-11-09 11:30 AM Oct $4775M $4577M $4580M
2020-12-07 11:30 AM Nov $4775M
2021-01-07 11:30 AM Dec
2021-02-08 11:30 AM Jan
2021-03-09 11:30 AM Feb

Chile Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1208.27 886.00 2968.68 -1384.72 USD Million [+]
Current Account -25.00 2684.00 3256.31 -5331.15 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.90 -3.60 4.50 -14.00 percent [+]
Imports 4774.52 4576.78 7865.59 492.60 USD Million [+]
Exports 5982.79 5462.78 7760.56 644.40 USD Million [+]
External Debt 205519.71 209504.82 213163.07 2435.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -1285.21 1811.49 13891.49 -5843.13 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.25 0.25 35.96 0.21 Tonnes [+]
Tourist Arrivals 0.00 0.00 521425.00 0.00 Persons [+]
Terms Of Trade 106.31 101.18 122.50 58.80 points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.12 3.45 4.12 0.50 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 2876.18 -428.75 2876.18 -6311.69 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 2.00 2.00 13.00 1.00 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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