Top South American Export Countries

Exports from South America totaled US$501.3 billion in 2017, down by -8.2% from 2013 when shipments were valued at $643.6 billion. Year over year, South America’s exported products appreciated by 8.8% from 2016 to 2017. To give some perspective on global economic perspective, South American exports in 2017 represented an estimated 2.9% of total world […]

Venezuela’s Top 10 Exports

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela shipped US$29.2 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017, down by -66.8% since 2013 and with a -1.8% downtick from 2016 to 2017. A federal republic on South America’s northern coast, Venezuela is bordered by Guyana to its east, Brazil to its south and Colombia to its west. […]

Top Brazilian Trade Balances

Brazil’s overall trade surplus for all products equaled US$67 billion in 2017, up by 232.5% from a $20.1 billion surplus in 2010. Year over year, the $67 billion in black ink in 2017 represents a robust 40.5% improvement from the $47.7 billion surplus that Brazil generated for 2016. Food products including soya beans, sugar, chicken, […]

Colombia’s Top 10 Exports

Located in South America’s northwest area and sharing part of its northern border with Panama, the Republic of Colombia shipped US$37.8 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount represents a -35.8% setback compared to 2013 but a 21.9% increase from 2016 to 2017. Based on estimates from the Central Intelligence […]

Colombia’s Top 10 Imports

Colombian imports amounted to US$46.1 billion in 2017, down -22.4% since 2013 but up 2.6% from 2016 to 2017. Colombian imports represent a tiny 0.3% of total globally imported products which totaled $16.054 trillion one year earlier in 2016. From a continental perspective, over a third (35.4%) of Colombia’s total imports by value in 2017 […]

Chile’s Top 10 Exports

A South American nation occupying a long strip of land bordering with Argentina to its east, Peru to its north and Bolivia to its northeast, Chile shipped US$65.9 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount represents a -14.9% drop from 2013 to 2017 but an 8.7% increase from 2016 to […]

Chile’s Top 10 Imports

Chilean imports amounted to US$59.5 billion in 2017, down by -25% since 2013 but up by 1.1% from 2016 to 2017. Chile’s imports represent a tiny 0.4% of total global imports which totaled $16.054 trillion one year earlier in 2016. From a continental perspective, 34.8% of Chile’s total imports by value in 2017 were purchased […]

Argentina’s Top 10 Imports

Located mostly in the southern cone-shaped portion of South America, the Argentine Republic bought US$66.7 billion worth of imported goods in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -10.4% dip since 2013 but a 19.9% gain from 2016 to 2017. Argentine imports represent 0.4% of total global imports which totaled $16.054 trillion one year earlier in […]