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Chile

Chile ranked No. 28 in total trade value through March with a total of $6.44 billion. Exports totaled $3.51 billion and Imports totaled $2.92 billion, a surplus of $588.85 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $6.44 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $997,433,072
2Port of Houston $507,614,524
3Port Everglades, Fla. $473,204,818
4Port of Philadelphia $393,314,099
5Port of Panama City, Fla. $349,120,296
6Port of Los Angeles $293,745,117
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $284,830,164
8Port of New York $261,016,974
9Port of Charleston $193,187,854
10Port of Wilmington, Dela. $174,070,014

U.S. trade with Chile rose to $6.44 billion through March

Chile’s trade with the United States rose to $6.44 billion through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 7.22 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Chile’s exports increased 6.06 percent while imports fell 19.36 percent. The U.S. surplus with Chile was $588.85 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Miami International Airport; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 4 Port of Philadelphia; and No. 5 Port of Panama City, Fla.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Miami International Airport No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of Panama City, Fla. No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 42.28 percent of Chile’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport rose 3.86 percent to $997.43 million.
    Exports rose 1.43 percent to $604.94 million. Imports rose 7.85 percent to $392.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 34.56 percent to $507.61 million.
    Exports fell 32.7 percent to $430.96 million. Imports fell 43.34 percent to $76.66 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 10.86 percent to $473.2 million.
    Exports rose 22.63 percent to $313.31 million. Imports fell 6.7 percent to $159.9 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Philadelphia fell 21.48 percent to $393.31 million.
    Exports fell 45.62 percent to $6.4 million. Imports fell 20.9 percent to $386.91 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Panama City, Fla. fell 38.44 percent to $349.12 million.
    Exports totaled $1.47 million. Imports fell 38.69 percent to $347.65 million.

Chile ranked No. 28 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 28.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Chile by value through March were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Oil; Civilian aircraft, parts; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 38.41 percent of total exports to Chile.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Chile –– Refined copper, alloys, unwrought; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; Grapes, fresh or dried; Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.; and Fresh apricots, cherries, peaches and plums –– accounted for 62.77 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Chile:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 9.77 percent compared to last year to $805.38 million.
  • Oil totaled $146.42 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 20.37 percent compared to last year to $145.23 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 10.26 percent compared to last year to $130.26 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 6.2 percent compared to last year to $121.82 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Chile:

  • Refined copper, alloys, unwrought fell 50.29 percent compared to last year to $524.21 million.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen rose 9.03 percent compared to last year to $507.08 million.
  • Grapes, fresh or dried fell 19.58 percent compared to last year to $463.48 million.
  • Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc. fell 10.75 percent compared to last year to $236.96 million.
  • Fresh apricots, cherries, peaches and plums fell 14.33 percent compared to last year to $103.26 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Chile recorded $24.16 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Houston; New Orleans; Jacksonville/Tampa; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to Chile were $ 13.61 billion and imports from Chile were $10.55 billion. The U.S. surplus with Chile was $3.06 billion.