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AGRICULTURAL OFFICE

Embassy of Chile, Washington, D.C.


Agricultural Trade: Overview

The proactive trade policy followed by Chile in the last 15 years, has opened new markets and allows Chilean agricultural producers and exporters to reach consumers in most countries of the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. Today, our products compete in most countries of the world. Last year alone, Chile’s agricultural, food, beverage and forestry exports reached almost 8 billion dollars. During 2005, these exports grew by almost 6% and contributed to nearly one quarter of total Chilean exports.

The section that follows provides statistical data on the evolution of Chilean agricultural trade. You will also find direct links to websites of Chilean government agencies that keep and maintain up to date trade data banks.

 

 

I. CHILEAN AGRICULTURAL TRADE WITH THE WORLD

(Thousands of US$ and %)

 

2002

2003

2004

2005

% Change

Share

Exports by Sector

Total Agricultural

5,184,598

5,938,926

7,514,143

7,960,254

5.9%

 

Agriculture

2,877,896

3,318,370

3,903,786

4,084,703

4.6%

51.3%

Live Animals & Animal Products

284,969

406,220

599,829

774,802

29.2%

9.7%

Forest Products

2,021,733

2,213,580

3,010,527

3,100,748

3.0%

39.0%

Imports by Sector

Total Agricultural

1,202,825

1,397,294

1,606,385

1,835,827

14.3%

 

Agriculture

873,828

980,268

1,111,388

1,187,678

6.9%

64.7%

Live Animals & Animal Products

245,969

338,767

385,586

519,161

34.6%

28.3%

Forest Products

83,028

78,258

109,411

128,987

17.9%

7.0%

Agricultural Trade Balance

Total

3,981,774

4,538,632

5,907,758

6,124,427

3.7%

 

Agriculture

2,004,068

2,335,858

2,792,398

2,897,025

3.7%

47.3%

Live Animals & Animal Products

39,000

67,453

214,243

255,641

19.3%

4.2%

Forest Products

1,938,705

2,135,322

2,901,116

2,971,761

2.4%

48.5%

 

Source: ODEPA

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II, AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS – MAIN DESTINATION

(Thousands of US$ and %)

Ranking

Country

2002

2003

2004

2005

% Change

Share

UNITED STATES

1,720,343

1,928,266

2,388,036

2,352,941

-1.5%

29.6%

JAPAN

416,734

482,532

610,636

652,415

6.8%

8.2%

MEXICO

351,047

393,160

537,841

647,785

20.4%

8.1%

CHINA

271,784

255,394

391,693

405,812

3.6%

5.1%

UNITED KINGDOM

239,292

290,470

367,795

392,628

6.8%

4.9%

HOLLAND

215,189

289,703

371,985

373,322

0.4%

4.7%

ITALY

167,316

209,951

232,279

253,961

9.3%

3.2%

SOUTH KOREA

107,691

143,386

187,683

228,338

21.7%

2.9%

SPAIN

108,362

139,135

186,496

207,475

11.2%

2.6%

10°

GERMANY

111,116

153,637

195,867

197,476

0.8%

2.5%

11°

TAIWAN

106,109

113,958

139,273

166,304

19.4%

2.1%

12°

BRAZIL

108,361

98,568

123,536

154,313

24.9%

1.9%

13°

PERU

109,984

114,300

129,285

150,430

16.4%

1.9%

14°

CANADA

88,703

111,431

139,416

143,555

3.0%

1.8%

15°

VENEZUELA

103,329

59,686

109,624

130,413

19.0%

1.6%

 

OTHER COUNTRIES

959,238

1,152,349

1,402,700

1,503,085

7.2%

18.9%

 

TOTAL

5,184,598

5,935,926

7,514,145

7,960,254

5.9%

100.0%

 

Source: ODEPA

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III. MAIN CHILEAN AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS TO THE WORLD

(Thousands of US$ and %)

Ranking

Chilean Tariff Code

Product

2002

2003

2004

2005

% Change

Share

8061000

Grapes

666,137

751,745

865,152

885,970

2.4%

11.1%

47032100

Chemical woodpulp, soda or sulfate, other than dissolving grades, of semibleached or bleached coniferous wood

488,014

573,897

788,624

698,302

-11.5%

8.8%

44071019

Coniferous wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm

383,726

428,078

613,884

696,870

13.5%

8.8%

22042110

Wine <= 2 lts.

471,666

524,115

650,142

696,085

7.1%

8.7%

47032900

Chemical woodpulp, soda or sulfate, other than dissolving grades, of semibleached or bleached nonconiferous wood

184,399

185,076

265,174

348,172

31.3%

4.4%

8081000

Apples

258,636

317,171

399,265

333,356

-16.5%

4.2%

2032900

Frozen meat of swine, nesi

86,308

135,474

220,041

273,327

24.2%

3.4%

44091020

Coniferous wood profiles and moldings

170,201

180,709

313,300

247,947

-20.9%

3.1%

44121910

Plywood of wood sheets, n/o 6 mm thick each, with outer plies of coniferous wood, surface covered

89,043

105,073

139,137

201,920

45.1%

2.5%

10°

4412200

Nonconiferous wood in chips or particles

120,149

128,438

135,723

159,330

17.4%

2.0%

11°

47031100

Chemical woodpulp, soda or sulfate, other than dissolving grades, of unbleached coniferous wood

134,089

125,292

140,069

153,799

9.8%

1.9%

12°

8044000

Avocados

108,906

180,496

138,097

143,918

4.2%

1.8%

13°

48010000

Newsprint, in rolls or sheets

88,535

92,994

118,325

133,374

12.7%

1.7%

14°

22042990

Grape wine, other than sparkling, not over 14% vol. alcohol, in containers holding over 2

54,666

74,319

116,190

114,172

-1.7%

1.4%

15°

8105000

Kiwis

78,666

91,772

106,803

110,034

3.0%

1.4%

   
Other Products
1,801,457
2,041,278
2,504,217
2,763,680
10.4%
34.7%

 

 

TOTAL

5,184,598

5,935,926

7,514,143

7,960,254

5.9%

100.0%

 
Source: ODEPA

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IV. MAIN CHILEAN AGRICULTURAL IMPORTS BY SOURCE

(Thousands of US$ and %)

Ranking

Country

2002

2003

2004

2005

% Change

Share

ARGENTINA

440,775

528,897

628,253

831,046

18.8%

39.1%

BRAZIL

248,805

274,318

317,646

278,240

15.8%

19.8%

USA

99,157

130,968

107,156

124,097

-18.2%

6.7%

PARAGUAY

74,125

35,954

93,069

111,869

158.9%

5.8%

ECUADOR

43,323

40,567

45,235

50,475

-3.2%

3.0%

CANADA

45,976

49,103

47,516

43,070

11.5%

2.8%

FRANCE

20,643

26,858

32,973

41,228

71.7%

2.7%

URUGUAY

31,697

47,149

28,178

40,511

22.8%

2.1%

COLOMBIA

23,618

20,682

28,575

35,192

38.2%

1.8%

10°

BOLIVIA

8,361

24,899

42,746

27,921

-40.2%

1.8%

11°

GERMANY

16,155

26,479

23,010

26,519

-20.0%

1.5%

12°

CHINA

11,135

15,453

21,006

24,337

-13.1%

1.4%

13°

HOLLAND

14,019

15,591

18,561

20,840

35.9%

1.3%

14°

PERU

7,700

8,515

10,226

20,550

6.7%

1.2%

15°

SPAIN

11,587

11,187

15,127

17,242

19.0%

1.2%

 

OTHER COUNTRIES

105,749

140,672

147,109

142,690

14.9%

8.1%

 

TOTAL

1,202,825

1,397,294

1,606,385

1,835,827

15.0%

100.0%

 

Source: ODEPA

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V. MAIN CHILEAN AGRICULTURAL IMPORTS FROM THE WORLD

(Thousands of US$ and %)

Ranking

Chilean Tariff Code

Product

2002

2003

2004

2005

% Change

Share

02013000

Bovine meat cuts boneless, processed, fresh or chld.

151,003

196,984

235,010

325,921

19.3%

14.6%

15179000

Oil mixtures, animal and plants

115,836

104,156

148,910

145,829

48.4%

9.5%

23040000

Oilcake and other solid residues, resulting from the extraction of soybean oil

94,210

102,773

152,496

145,636

43.0%

9.3%

10059000

Corn (maize), other than seed and yellow dent corn

128,991

119,203

136,012

137,816

14.1%

8.5%

17019900

Refined sugar

50,533

46,540

52,732

61,577

13.3%

3.3%

12010000

Soybeans, whether or not broken

30,313

37,373

52,443

55,310

40.3%

3.3%

23099090

Animal feeds, nesoi

7,945

15,386

20,025

35,046

10.5%

1.9%

8030000

Bananas, fresh or dried

31,518

27,197

30,046

33,628

-53.4%

1.8%

21069090

Food preps, nesoi

27.238

26.735

22.179

27.895

-1.4%

1.6%

10°

44160000

Barrels , tubs and other

15,303

19,266

22,852

26,553

13.9%

1.4%

11°

10063000

Rice semi-milled or wholly milled, whether or not polished

16,382

24,992

20,176

25,760

18.6%

1.4%

12°

9024000

Black tea (fermented) and partly fermented tea, other than in immediate packings

16,617

15,245

17,860

20,551

-17.0%

1.4%

13°

10019000

Wheat, nesoi

30,221

63,588

29,618

20,037

-19.3%

1.3%

14°

23031000

Residues of starch manufacture and similar residues

2,007

1,747

7,425

19,416

30.2%

1.2%

15°

2023000

Beef cuts, boneless, frozen

22,923

20,145

22,944

19,263

17.2%

1.1%

 

 

Other products

461,785

575,966

635,657

735,586

11.9%

38.5%

 

 

TOTAL

1,202,825

1,397,294

1,606,385

1,835,827

15.0%

100.0%

 

Source: ODEPA

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