Chile’s IMACEC economic activity index soared by 6.4 percent over a year in March of 2021, following a 2.2 percent fall in the previous month. This was the steepest pace of economic growth since April of 2018, as output expanded across all sectors. Production has significantly rebounded in services (5.1 percent vs -5.2 percent in February) and in industry (2.3 percent vs -2.8 percent), with every branch of the latter improving positively: manufacturing (7.7 percent vs 1.8 percent), mining (1.7 percent vs -4.9 percent) and other goods (1.3 percent vs -1.9 percent). At last, there was also a high acceleration in trade activity (20.0 percent vs 8.0 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, economic activity in Chile declined by 1.6 percent, after a downwardly revised 0.8 percent rise in the previous month. source: Central Bank of Chile

Leading Economic Index in Chile averaged 2.14 percent from 2009 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 12.60 percent in March of 2011 and a record low of -15.30 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 May of 2021.

Leading Economic Index in Chile is expected to be 3.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Leading Economic Index in Chile to stand at 3.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Chile Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 3.70 percent in 2022 and 3.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Chile Leading Economic Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.40 -2.20 12.60 -15.30 2009 - 2021 percent Monthly
NSA, 2013=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-01 11:30 AM Dec -0.4% 0.3% 0.8%
2021-03-01 11:30 AM Jan -3.1% -0.4% 0.6%
2021-04-01 11:30 AM Feb -2.2% -2.8% -2.6%
2021-05-03 12:25 PM Mar 6.4% -2.2% -2.5%
2021-06-01 12:30 PM Apr 6.4% -3.2%
2021-07-01 12:30 PM May
2021-08-02 12:30 PM Jun
2021-09-01 12:30 PM Jul


News Stream
Chile Economic Activity at Nearly 3-Year Record
Chile’s IMACEC economic activity index soared by 6.4 percent over a year in March of 2021, following a 2.2 percent fall in the previous month. This was the steepest pace of economic growth since April of 2018, as output expanded across all sectors. Production has significantly rebounded in services (5.1 percent vs -5.2 percent in February) and in industry (2.3 percent vs -2.8 percent), with every branch of the latter improving positively: manufacturing (7.7 percent vs 1.8 percent), mining (1.7 percent vs -4.9 percent) and other goods (1.3 percent vs -1.9 percent). At last, there was also a high acceleration in trade activity (20.0 percent vs 8.0 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, economic activity in Chile declined by 1.6 percent, after a downwardly revised 0.8 percent rise in the previous month.
2021-05-03
Chile Economic Activity Shrinks for 3rd Month
Chile’s IMACEC economic activity index decreased by 2.2 percent over a year earlier in February of 2021, following a downwardly revised 2.8 percent decline in the prior month, amid the prolonged Covid-19 crisis. The non-mining sector contracted less (-1.6 percent vs -2.8 percent in January), amid a softer decline in services (-5.2 percent vs -5.9 percent). Meantime, growth was recorded in trade (8 percent vs 8.6 percent) and industry (1.8 percent vs -1.7 percent). Conversely, mining activity decreased faster (-4.9 percent vs -1.2 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, economic activity in Chile advanced 0.9 percent, the same pace as in the previous month.
2021-04-01
Chile Economic Activity Shrinks Faster in January
Chile’s IMACEC economic activity index decreased by 3.1 percent over a year earlier in January of 2021, following a 0.4 percent fall in the previous month. The non-mining sector slipped back into contraction (-3.1 percent vs 0.6 percent in December), as a decline in services (-6.3 percent vs -2.1 percent) and industry (-1.8 percent vs 2 percent) more than offset growth in trade (8.8 percent vs 10.8 percent). Also, mining activity decreased, although at a softer pace (-1.5 percent vs -9.2 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, economic activity in Chile advanced 1.3 percent, after an upwardly revised 3.6 percent rise in the previous month.
2021-03-01
Chile Economic Activity Shrinks in December
Chile’s IMACEC economic activity index decreased by 0.4 percent over a year earlier in December of 2020, after rising 0.3 percent in the previous month, dampened by renewed restrictions following an uptick of cases around the end-of-year holidays. The services sector fell again (-2.1 percent vs -2.3 percent) and mining activity contracted sharply (-9.2 percent vs -1.1 percent), amid reduced activity in all three sectors that make up the index, particularly in the metallic mining sector. Meanwhile, the non-mining sector expanded slightly faster (0.6 percent vs 0.4 percent), supported by industry (2 percent vs 1.6 percent) and trade (10.8 percent vs 15.3 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, economic activity in Chile grew 3.5 percent, after an upwardly revised 1.2 percent rise in the previous month.
2021-02-01

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.