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

China's exports to Chile amounted to
$13.3 billion or 22.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $861.7 million
  4. Knit or crochet clothing: $856.5 million
  5. Vehicles: $717.5 million
  6. Iron and steel: $673.4 million
  7. Footwear: $611.7 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $531.1 million
  9. Plastics: $489.4 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $450 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from the US

America's exports to Chile amounted to
$10.8 billion or 18.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.6 billion
  3. Vehicles: $810.4 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $456.2 million
  5. Plastics: $443.6 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $357.6 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $351.3 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $263.2 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $252.6 million
10. Meat: $225.5 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Chile amounted to
$5.6 billion or 9.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.9 billion
  2. Vehicles: $925.9 million
  3. Meat: $455.1 million
  4. Machinery: $389.1 million
  5. Plastics: $266.4 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $185.9 million
  7. Iron and steel: $145.5 million
  8. Paper: $141.9 million
  9. Food waste, animal fodder: $92.4 million
10. Other food preparations: $72.8 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Argentina

Argentina's exports to Chile amounted to
$2.9 billion or 4.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Cereals: $447.7 million
  2. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $304.5 million
  3. Vehicles: $236.4 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $234.5 million
  5. Food waste, animal fodder: $229.8 million
  6. Meat: $185.5 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $104.3 million
  8. Plastics: $101.9 million
  9. Sugar: $77.4 million
10. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $71.8 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Chile amounted to
$2.5 billion or 4.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $674.6 million
  2. Vehicles: $512.9 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $261.8 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $163.2 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $128 million
  6. Plastics: $108 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $89.6 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $50.8 million
  9. Paper: $49.9 million
10. Rubber: $44.6 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Chile amounted to
$2 billion or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $538.4 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $509.3 million
  3. Machinery: $187.2 million
  4. Perfumes, cosmetics: $111.8 million
  5. Beverages: $59.5 million
  6. Plastics: $59.4 million
  7. Fertilizers: $46.7 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $41 million
  9. Base metal tools, cutlery: $39.6 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $36.8 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Chile amounted to
$1.8 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $842.8 million
  2. Machinery: $188.3 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $145.3 million
  4. Ships, boats: $123.7 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $113.5 million
  6. Plastics: $94.1 million
  7. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $30 million
  8. Iron and steel: $26.3 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $25.6 million
10. Iron or steel products: $25.4 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Chile amounted to
$1.7 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $784.4 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $254.5 million
  3. Machinery: $198.9 million
  4. Rubber: $137.4 million
  5. Iron and steel: $63.6 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $49.7 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $37.1 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $23.2 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $17.4 million
10. Plastics: $17.4 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Ecuador

Ecuador's exports to Chile amounted to
$1.5 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.2 billion
  2. Fruits, nuts: $89.1 million
  3. Meat, seafood preparations: $37.9 million
  4. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $19.6 million
  5. Plastics: $18.3 million
  6. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $17.3 million
  7. Fish: $13.1 million
  8. Live trees and plants: $10.2 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $6.8 million
10. Cocoa, cocoa preparations: $6.7 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Chile amounted to
$1.4 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $210.6 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $182.3 million
  3. Railway, tram equipment: $126.3 million
  4. Plastics: $86.5 million
  5. Vehicles: $64.3 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $58.9 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $54.3 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $44.1 million
  9. Iron and steel: $38.1 million
10. Rubber: $30.9 million
Top 10 Chile Imports from France

France's exports to Chile amounted to
$1.2 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $505.7 million
  2. Machinery: $110.3 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $91.2 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $75.4 million
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $66.6 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $47.8 million
  7. Plastics: $34.6 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $31.2 million
  9. Food waste, animal fodder: $29.5 million
10. Wood: $22.4 million
Fastest-Growing Chile Imports 2017
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 2017, Chile bought US$59.5 billion worth of imported products down by -25% since 2013 but up by 1.1% from 2016 to 2017.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis