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In 2016, Bolivia bought US$8.4 billion worth of imported products down by -1.9% since 2012 and down by -13.7% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from China

China's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$1.7 billion or 20% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $297.8 million
  2. Vehicles: $245.1 million
  3. Machinery: $244.1 million
  4. Iron and steel: $93.1 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $85.2 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $68.9 million
  7. Plastics: $68.5 million
  8. Rubber: $59.1 million
  9. Toys, games: $47.5 million
10. Footwear: $46 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$1.5 billion or 17.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $245.2 million
  2. Iron and steel: $178.3 million
  3. Plastics: $118.4 million
  4. Vehicles: $118.4 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $112.8 million
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $64 million
  7. Paper: $58 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $55 million
  9. Footwear: $43.9 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $35.9 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Argentina

Argentina's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$882.7 million or 10.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $286.1 million
  2. Milling products: $111 million
  3. Other chemical goods: $58.4 million
  4. Plastics: $48.1 million
  5. Machinery: $45.4 million
  6. Cereal, milk preparations: $36.7 million
  7. Cereal, milk preparations:$28.7 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $25.2 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $22.4 million
10. Iron or steel products: $16.9 
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from the US

America's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$818.1 million or 9.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $220.7 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $121.9 million
  3. Vehicles: $60.1 million
  4. Gems, precious metals: $43.4 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $41.9 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $39.5 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $33.2 million
  8. Plastics: $32.7 million
  9. Other food preparations: $32.2 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $24 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Peru

Peru's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$585.4 million or 6.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $85.2 million
  2. Iron and steel: $82.7 million
  3. Plastics: $62.4 million
  4. Other manufactured products: $33.6 million
  5. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $32.5 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $27.1 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $23.9 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations:$18.5 million
  9. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $16.8 million
10. Manmade filaments: $15.4 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$410 million or 4.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $289.9 million
  2. Machinery: $72.9 million
  3. Rubber: $16.4 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $10.5 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $9 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $2.1 million
  7. Iron and steel: $1.6 million
  8. Photo/cinematographic goods: $1.1 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $1.1 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $700,000
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Chile

Chile's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$347.6 million or 4.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $120.9 million
  2. Other food preparations: $57.3 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $23.6 million
  4. Plastics: $13.8 million
  5. Machinery: $13.3 million
  6. Paper: $11.5 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $11.2 million
  8. Fertilizers: $10.4 million
  9. Fruits, nuts: $10.3 million
10. Iron or steel products: $7.4 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$221.9 million or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $45.3 million
  2. Machinery: $33.5 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $23.4 million
  4. Plastics: $21.6 million
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $17.3 million
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $9.7 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $6.9 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $6.6 million
  9. Beverages: $4.7 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$4.6 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Colombia

Colombia's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$194.8 million or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $26.3 million
  2. Perfumes, cosmetics: $23.8 million
  3. Vehicles: $21.9 million
  4. Other manufactured products: $17.8 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $16.9 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $8.9 million
  7. Paper: $8.2 million
  8. Machinery: $7.4 million
  9. Sugar: $6.7 million
10. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $5.5 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$180 million or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $71.4 million
  2. Vehicles: $26.4 million
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $16.4 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $15.6 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $6.9 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $6.7 million
  7. Tobacco: $4.1 million
  8. Plastics: $3.6 million
  9. Paper: $3.3 million
10. Organic chemicals: $3.3 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Korea

South Korea's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$186.5 million or 1.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $88.7 million
  2. Vehicles: $41.4 million
  3. Plastics: $15 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $7.5 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $7.4 million
  6. Rubber: $4.9 million
  7. Iron and steel: $3.8 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $2.9 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $2.7 million
10. Tobacco: $1.7 million
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Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.

Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis
Top Bolivia Imports 2016