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Chile presents foreign trade impulse: In January-February, imports grow 42.1% and exports 9.2%

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Press Trans-Port 2022 –

– The national foreign trade balance continues to show positive figures that project an economic reactivation.

– Trade between Chile and China grew 18% in the first months of 2022.


Chile started the year with positive foreign trade figures. According to the latest figures published by the Studies Department of the National Customs Service, national foreign trade presented positive figures for the period January-February 2022, compared to the same period in 2021.


In the January-February period the country increased its imports by 42.1% compared to 2021, having purchases for US$ 15,777 million. Likewise and in the same period, Chile’s exports presented an increase of 9.2%, with shipments of Chilean products to the world for US$ 16,017 million.


Regarding the behavior of foreign trade in February alone, exports grew 11.7% with an amount of US$ 6,882.8 million, while imports totaled US$ 7,856.3 with an increase of 36%.


Chile has one of the most open trade policies in the world, with 29 trade agreements with 65 markets representing 67% of the world’s population and 88% of global GDP. Within this framework, the country has low customs tariffs and is a member of APEC, Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance.


In the January-February period, Chile’s trade exchange with China increased by 18% when compared to 2021, with imports showing a significant increase of 58.7% by totaling purchases of US$ 5,187 million, while exports had a more moderate increase of 4.3% totaling US$ 6,702.9 million.


Exports from Chile to China were led by Copper ores and concentrates, with US$ 2,876.2 million, although this decreased by 7% compared to last year. In second place were cherries, with sales of US$ 1,288 million and an increase of 21.2%. Refined copper cathodes stood out with US$ 1,120.1 million and an increase of 5.2%.


China is the main buyer of Chilean products, with a share of 41.8% of the country’s total exports, followed by the United States with 15.6% and Japan with 8.1%. These three countries account for 65.5% of Chile’s foreign sales.


In imports, China is positioned as the main supplier of products with a share of 32.9% of total imports, followed by the United States with 16.3% and Brazil with 9.8%.


Trans Port 2022: Chile’s largest maritime-port exhibition comes to Valparaíso in September

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Press Trans-Port 2022 –

– The new edition will be held between September 27 and 29 in person at Puerto Valparaíso, and virtually so that everyone can participate from anywhere in the world. – During the event, the International Congress will be held in parallel, where strategic issues for the sector will be discussed. The most important exhibition of the maritime-port world in Chile will be held between September 27-29, 2022 at the Terminal de Pasajeros Puerto Valparaíso, located in the city of Valparaíso, Chile. The fair will be spread over 5 thousand square meters of exhibition space, where 40 exhibitors and sponsors representing more than 15 countries will participate, bringing together in one place the supply and demand of the maritime-port industry. During the exhibition days they estimate to receive more than two thousand visitors. “The meeting will be a collaborative space for business networking, conflict analysis and the future of the industry. As representatives of Trans-Port, we want to bring together the exponents of the industry that will help boost trade, create jobs, and will be a boost to the economic recovery of the country through new businesses and the interconnection between the various areas of the maritime/port sector, both nationally and internationally,” said Rodrigo Lobo, executive director of Trans Port. Maritime transport is the main means by which international trade is carried out, allowing the shipment of large quantities of goods at a low economic cost. However, the adaptation of port infrastructure to new ship sizes, the capacity requirements of global maritime trade and logistics needs imply an investment figure for Latin America, only in new port infrastructure for containers, of around US$ 47 billion until 2040. In view of the need for growth of the maritime-port industry, the international meeting will be a meeting point between the supply and demand of the industry, creating spaces to establish business relationships and contact networks, as well as providing opportunities for innovation and development of the sector. CONGRESS The VIII version of the International Congress “Digitalization and Sustainability: The Challenges of the Maritime-Port Industry”, addressed to Latin America and the world, will seek to contribute to the economic development of the participating countries. For this purpose, the main actors of the sector will meet: businessmen, suppliers and national, Latin American and world authorities, who will exchange knowledge, experiences, development of technologies for equipment, and solutions for the correct maritime-port operation. The Trans-Port 2022 international congress will be held during the three days of the exhibition, with a full program of seminars and lectures related to the present and future of the maritime-port industry. The topics to be analyzed will be: Digitalization and Logistics Automation; Smart -Port, Autonomous Vessels; Cybersecurity; Community Builder; application of IMO standard and results achieved to date; local development of goods, products and services oriented to the industry; work of companies in the industry and its impact on communities; introduction to the market of new technologies not available in Chile, and the drive for sustainability in the industry.

Valparaíso, Chile

VIII International Exhibition and Congress of the Maritime and Port Industry for Latin American

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