Economic Trivia

Chile has the strongest sovereign bond rating in South America.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): China, United States, and Brazil
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Ores, Copper, and Fruit & Nuts

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Copper; Lithium; Other Minerals; Foodstuffs

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $444,777,637,169 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.49% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $24,635 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 45/195 (2017)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.182% (2017)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $96,244,880,000 (2011)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 33% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -0.094% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 10.219% (2017)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($4,146,321,492) (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 8,963,428 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 9.556% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 22.815% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 67.63% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 6.96% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $74,786,867,033 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $79,530,803,874 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 48.17% (2017)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $6,418,583,061 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $9,762,909,785 (2017)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Chile’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank