Chile

Location: South America

Flag of ChileLocation of Chile

Population: 17,067,300 (Estimate July 2012)

Language(s): Spanish (official), Mapudungun, German and English

Currency:   Chilean Peso

GDP:  281 billion (estimated 2011)

Top Import Commodities:

  • Petroleum products
  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Industrial machinery
  • Electrical products
  • Construction
  • Healthcare

The US composes 17% of Chile’s total imports, with China coming in at 13.6% (2010)

Other Information:

Approximately 90% of US exports into Chile have zero duty due to the US and Chile Free Trade Agreement.  The remaining tariffs are anticipated to be reduced to 0 by 2015.  Chile is one of the most prosperous and stable countries in South America. Chile has free-trade agreements with 11 countries other than the US.