Top Chile Imports from the World
Top 10 Chile Imports from China

China's exports to Chile amounted to
$12.5 billion or 23.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.6 billion
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $776.4 million
  4. Knit or crochet clothing: $774.6 million
  5. Footwear: $561.1 million
  6. Vehicles: $512.1 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $502.1 million
  8. Iron and steel: $460.3 million
  9. Plastics: $453.7 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $444.3 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from the US

America's exports to Chile amounted to
$9.4 billion or 17.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  3. Vehicles: $607.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $502 million
  5. Plastics: $418.8 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $359.4 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $302.1 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $252.1 million
  9. Cereal, milk preparations: $251.8 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $187.7 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Chile amounted to
$4.7 billion or 8.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.6 billion
  2. Vehicles: $672.2 million
  3. Meat: $442.6 million
  4. Machinery: $303.1 million
  5. Plastics: $234.2 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $144.6 million
  7. Paper: $131 million
  8. Iron and steel: $118.2 million
  9. Sugar: $87.9 million
10. Other food preparations: $73 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Argentina

Argentina's exports to Chile amounted to
$2.5 billion or 4.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $281.3 million
  2. Food waste, animal fodder: $253.6 million
  3. Vehicles: $188.2 million
  4. Cereal, milk preparations: $181.9 million
  5. Meat: $163 million
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $149.8 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $112.4 million
  8. Sugar: $96.5 million
  9. Plastics: $93.5 million
10. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $78.9 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Chile amounted to
$2.2 billion or 4.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $572.5 million
  2. Vehicles: $432.5 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $184 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $147.9 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $137.5 million
  6. Plastics: $98.3 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $88.2 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $54.5 million
  9. Paper: $42.1 million
10. Rubber: $38.7 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Chile amounted to
$1.9 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $473.2 million
  2. Vehicles: $415 million
  3. Machinery: $208 million
  4. Perfumes, cosmetics: $111.5 million
  5. Beverages: $72.3 million
  6. Fertilizers: $65.4 million
  7. Plastics: $56.3 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $38.3 million
  9. Iron and steel: $37.7 million
10. Base metal tools, cutlery: $37.6 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Chile amounted to
$1.6 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $799.4 million
  2. Machinery: $220.6 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $139 million
  4. Plastics: $102.7 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $100.8 million
  6. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $41.8 million
  7. Iron and steel: $32.3 million
  8. Rubber: $25.5 million
  9. Copper: $21.5 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $18.1 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Chile amounted to
$1.6 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $684 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $212.1 million
  3. Machinery: $209.9 million
  4. Rubber: $136 million
  5. Ships, boats: $68.2 million
  6. Iron and steel: $57.1 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $49.8 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $38.3 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $21.6 million
10. Iron or steel products: $21.6 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Chile amounted to
$1.5 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $288.7 million
  2. Machinery: $259.2 million
  3. Railway, tram equipment: $121.1 million
  4. Plastics: $74.5 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $69.2 million
  6. Vehicles: $54.7 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $46.3 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $44.8 million
  9. Rubber: $41.7 million
10. Iron and steel: $37.5 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from France

France's exports to Chile amounted to
$1.1 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $386.1 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $107.8 million
  3. Machinery: $96.3 million
  4. Perfumes, cosmetics: $70.4 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $59.9 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $45.4 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $28.8 million
  8. Plastics: $27.9 million
  9. Wood: $23.7 million
10. Food waste, animal fodder: $21.4 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Chile amounted to
$1.1 billion or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $410.8 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $172.6 million
  3. Vehicles: $55.5 million
  4. Plastics: $43.1 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $37.2 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $34.6 million
  7. Paper: $32.2 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $28.3 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $20.9 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $19.3 million
Fastest-Growing Chile Imports 2016
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.
In 2016, Chile bought US$53.3 billion worth of imported products down by -33.4% since 2012 and down by -15.4% from 2015 to 2016.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis