Trade between Chile and China grows by almost 40% in 2021 on the back of a sharp rise in imports

Mining was, once again, the main driver of national shipments: it represented 84.4% of the country's exports to China, showing an improvement of 39% compared to the previous year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Customs analysis reveals that shipments to the Asian giant increased by 31% compared to 2020, driven by mining products. Chinese goods arriving in the country totaled US$25.562 billion and exports almost US$10 billion more.

The fact that Covid-19 marked practically the entire agenda for the second consecutive year did not prevent China from continuing to consolidate its position as Chile's leading trading partner. Bilateral exchange reached US$57.724 billion in 2021, which accounts for a 39.8% growth compared to 2020, according to the National Customs Service.

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