Chile - Foreign trade



Copper remains Chile's largest commodity export (28%), and the country has the highest percentage of the world export market of that mineral (16%). Other significant exports include wood pulp and waste paper (6.1%), fruit and nuts (6.5%), and fish (6.5%). Chile claims 7.2% of the world's wood chip exports.

In 2000 Chile's imports were distributed among the following categories:

Chile

Consumer goods 15.1%
Food 5.5%
Fuels 18.0%
Industrial supplies 25.6%
Machinery 23.3%
Transportation 11.5%
Other 1.0%

Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Chile

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
United States 3,008 3,273 -265
Japan 2,547 702 1,844
United Kingdom 1,065 176 889
Brazil 969 1,330 -361
China (inc. Hong Kong) 902 950 -48
Italy 823 418 405
Mexico 816 615 201
Korea 809 535 274
Argentina 639 2,866 -2,227
France 632 442 190
Germany 459 600 -141

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