Chile’s Imacec economic activity index declined 0.4 percent in September of 2022, following a flat reading in the previous period but below market expectations of a 1.3 percent contraction. It was the first drop in economic activity since February 2021, amid weak performance from the commerce and manufacturing industry. source: Central Bank of Chile

Leading Economic Index in Chile averaged 2.98 percent from 2009 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 20.61 percent in June of 2021 and a record low of -15.31 percent in May of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Chile Leading Economic Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Chile Leading Economic Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2022.

Leading Economic Index in Chile is expected to be -0.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Chile Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Chile Leading Economic Index



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-10-03 11:30 AM Aug 0% 1% -1.2% 2.0%
2022-11-02 11:30 AM Sep -0.4% 0% -1.3% -0.9%
2022-12-01 11:30 AM Oct -0.4% -1.2% -0.2%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Changes in Inventories -232.95 1587.86 CLP Billion Sep 2022
Leading Economic Index -0.40 0.00 percent Sep 2022

Chile Leading Economic Index
In Chile, the Monthly Economic Activity Indicator – IMACEC – is an index that summarizes the activity of the different economic sectors in a given month, anticipating the future movements in GDP. The calculation is based on multiple IMACEC supply indicators, as well as estimates in the absence of direct monthly information which are weighted by share of economic activities in GDP in the previous year. The economic activities include: agriculture and forestry, fishing, mining, manufacturing, electricity, gas, water, construction, commerce, restaurants and hotels, transport, communications, financial intermediation, business services, housing services, education, health, other services, public administration. The index has a base value of 100 as of 2008.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.40 0.00 20.61 -15.31 2009 - 2022 percent Monthly
NSA, 2013=100

News Stream
Chile Economic Activity Falls for First Time Since 2021
Chile’s Imacec economic activity index declined 0.4 percent in September of 2022, following a flat reading in the previous period but below market expectations of a 1.3 percent contraction. It was the first drop in economic activity since February 2021, amid weak performance from the commerce and manufacturing industry.
2022-11-02
Chile Economic Activity Misses Expectations in June
Chile’s Imacec economic activity index rose at an annual rate of 3.7 percent in June of 2022, slowing from a 6.4 percent rise in the previous period and missing market expectations of a 4 percent increase. Activity grew at a slower rate for services (9 percent vs 11.9 percent), and goods production (1.4 percent vs 1.6 percent). At the same time, activity contracted faster for commerce (-5.9 percent vs -0.1 percent) and mining (-2.8 percent vs -0.1 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, economic activity fell 0.2 percent.
2022-08-01
Chile Economic Activity Growth Beats Forecasts
Chile’s Imacec economic activity index rose by 6.4 percent year-on-year in May of 2022, following a 6.9 percent rise in the previous period and topping market expectations of a 4.7 percent growth. The expansion was mainly driven by services (11.9% vs 13.2% in April), and, to a lesser extent, goods production (1.6% vs -4.7%). Meanwhile, commerce activity decreased slightly (-0.1% vs 9.9%). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, economic activity ticked down 0.1%.
2022-07-01