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In 2017, Bolivia bought US$9.3 billion worth of imported products down by -0.5% since 2013 but up by 10.4% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from China

China's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$2 billion or 21.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $417.7 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $314.6 million
  3. Vehicles: $282.8 million
  4. Iron and steel: $120.2 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $102.6 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $89.8 million
  7. Plastics: $74.3 million
  8. Rubber: $69.3 million
  9. Toys, games: $55.8 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $38.5 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$1.6 billion or 16.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $266.6 million
  2. Iron and steel: $182.5 million
  3. Vehicles: $120.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $118 million
  5. Plastics: $104.3 million
  6. Footwear: $63.8 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $61 million
  8. Paper: $55.7 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $50.4 million
10. Other food preparations: $46.8 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Argentina

Argentina's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$1.2 billion or 12.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $508.4 million
  2. Milling products: $126.6 million
  3. Other chemical goods: $60.4 million
  4. Cereals: $53.4 million
  5. Plastics: $47.7 million
  6. Machinery: $34.5 million
  7. Cereal, milk preparations:$28.7 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $26.8 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $23.8 million
10. Iron or steel products: $23.3 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from the US

America's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$744.1 million or 8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $225.6 million
  2. Vehicles: $64.5 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $55.7 million
  4. Gems, precious metals: $40.5 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $39.6 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $34.8 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $32.3 million
  8. Plastics: $31.1 million
  9. Other food preparations: $26.9 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $18.5 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Peru

Peru's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$609.7 million or 6.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $98.5 million
  2. Iron and steel: $79.8 million
  3. Plastics: $60.2 million
  4. Other manufactured products: $37 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $30 million
  6. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $26.9 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $24.1 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations:$21.4 million
  9. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $19.3 million
10. Man-made staple fibers: $16.8 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Chile

Chile's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$357.3 million or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $148.5 million
  2. Other food preparations: $38.7 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $25.8 million
  4. Machinery: $13.5 million
  5. Plastics: $12.5 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $12.1 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $11.2 million
  8. Fertilizers: $9.7 million
  9. Cereal, milk preparations:$8.4 million
10. Paper: $7.5 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$345.3 million or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $235 million
  2. Machinery: $68.9 million
  3. Rubber: $14.1 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $8 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $7.4 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $4.4 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $1.3 million
  8. Photo/cinematographic goods: $1.2 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $631,000
10. Glass: $601,000
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$283.3 million or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $81.4 million
  2. Machinery: $41.7 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $32.4 million
  4. Plastics: $28.5 million
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $19.8 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $8 million
  7. Base metal tools, cutlery: $6.4 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations:$6 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $5.8 million
10. Beverages: $5 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Colombia

Colombia's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$225.3 million or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $29.7 million
  2. Plastics: $26 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $23.8 million
  4. Perfumes, cosmetics: $22.6 million
  5. Other manufactured products: $16.9 million
  6. Machinery: $9.2 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $8.6 million
  8. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $7.9 million
  9. Sugar: $7.1 million
10. Other chemical goods: $6.7 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$209.2 million or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $97 million
  2. Vehicles: $22.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $18.7 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $15.3 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $7.6 million
  6. Tobacco: $6.5 million
  7. Plastics: $4.8 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $4.7 million
  9. Paper: $3.5 million
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $3.3 million
Top 10 Bolivian Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Bolivia amounted to
$158.1 million or 1.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $43.2 million
  2. Iron or steel products: $22.8 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $20.6 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $7.6 million
  5. Iron and steel: $7.5 million
  6. Vehicles: $5.8 million
  7. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $4.1 million
  8. Plastics: $3.7 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $3.5 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $3.4 million
Fastest-Growing Bolivian Imports
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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