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In 2015, Bolivia bought US$9.7 billion worth of imported products up by 22% since 2011 but down by -7.7% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from China

China's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$1.7 billion or 18% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $306 million
  2. Machinery: $301 million
  3. Vehicles: $201.1 million
  4. Iron and steel: $123.4 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $92 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $80 million
  7. Rubber: $65.9 million
  8. Footwear: $63.7 million
  9. Plastics: $57.5 million
10. Toys, games: $41.1 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$1.6 billion or 16.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $257.3 million
  2. Iron and steel: $165.6 million
  3. Oil: $123.8 million
  4. Vehicles: $122.6 million
  5. Plastics: $117.7 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $102.9 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $63.7 million
  8. Paper: $61.8 million
  9. Footwear: $48.6 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $41.7 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Argentina

Argentina's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$1.1 billion or 11.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $455.7 million
  2. Milling products: $100.7 million
  3. Vehicles: $73.7 million
  4. Other chemical goods: $64.4 million
  5. Machinery: $55.9 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $34.7 million
  7. Plastics: $33.7 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations: $30.1 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $23.9 million
10. Cereals: $23.2 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from the US

America's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$1 billion or 10.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $318.7 million
  2. Oil: $124.2 million
  3. Vehicles: $81.2 million
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $58 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $57.7 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $47.7 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $45.8 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $43.7 million
  9. Plastics: $41.2 million
10. Other food preparations: $24.8 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Peru

Peru's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$601.6 million or 6.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Iron and steel: $87.8 million
  2. Oil: $62 million
  3. Plastics: $60.3 million
  4. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $32.7 million
  5. Other manufactured products: $32.6 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $27.7 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $22.9 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations: $22.1 million
  9. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $19.8 million
10. Paper: $16.4 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$497.7 million or 5.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $365 million
  2. Machinery: $75 million
  3. Rubber: $22.5 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $9.3 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $8.9 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $7.6 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $1.6 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $1.4 million
  9. Photo/cinematographic goods: $1.3 million
10. Glass: $872,000
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Chile

Chile's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$443.2 million or 4.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $189.2 million
  2. Other food preparations: $57.1 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $26.7 million
  4. Machinery: $18.9 million
  5. Fertilizers: $14.4 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $14.1 million
  7. Plastics: $13.4 million
  8. Paper: $11.9 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $10.5 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $9.9 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$277 million or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $63.7 million
  2. Machinery: $44.5 million
  3. Plastics: $34.9 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $21.5 million
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $17.1 million
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $14.1 million
  7. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $8.2 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $7.3 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $6.7 million
10. Iron or steel products: $6.5 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$231 million or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $86.1 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $39.8 million
  3. Vehicles: $29.6 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $15.7 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $13.3 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $5.9 million
  7. Plastics: $4.5 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $4.4 million
  9. Paper: $3.9 million
10. Tobacco: $3.7 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Colombia

Colombia's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$191.6 million or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $32.3 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $19.6 million
  3. Perfumes, cosmetics: $16.8 million
  4. Other manufactured products: $15.1 million
  5. Vehicles: $13.8 million
  6. Paper: $11.5 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $9 million
  8. Sugar: $8.9 million
  9. Machinery: $5.7 million
10. Iron and steel: $5.4 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
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