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This report provides practical tips to U.S. exporters of consumer-oriented foods/beverages on how to do
business in Chile. It provides a brief overview of the food retail, food service and food processing
I. Market Overview.
Chile’s economy is driven by exports, concentrated in primary products and processed natural resources (principally copper,
fresh fruit, forestry and fishery products). Agriculture has been one of the major pillars for Chilean economic growth during
the past decade. Total agricultural exports over the last 4 years have consistently surpassed the US$8 billion dollars mark
representing 12 percent of the country’s GDP, placing Chile among the world’s largest agricultural exporters. In addition,
Chile’s agriculture sector employs nearly 20 percent of the national labor force. Chile’s agricultural policy has been
consistent in promoting exports through FTAs and protecting its farmers; however, income gaps remains the strongest
challenge facing Chile’s development.
Despite the global economic recession, Chile has demonstrated its ability to maintain a growth perspective through its solid
fundamentals, in particular, its fiscal solvency. This factor continues to position Chile as a platform for regional and
Based on size, market growth rate and the U.S. competitive position in the market, the following products have the greatest
potential in Chile: wheat, corn gluten feed, seeds, pet food, dairy and pork ingredients, soy protein isolates, concentrates,
beef, oak for wine barrels, snack foods/high value processed foods, and stone fruits (i.e. nectarines, cherries and peaches).
Competition from Mercosur suppliers remains fierce for grains, soybean products, meat and pet food. Domestic production
and European imports also present a challenge to U.S. processed foods.
II. Exporter Business Tips.
- An importer/agent is becoming a necessity. Most supermarket chains prefer to buy new or unknown products from
- U.S. products can fill gaps in the local market if supported on the ground. Intensive sampling, in conjunction with
prominent shelf space in supermarkets, are key to successfully launch imported products.
- Agents/importers must be able to store imported products until they are tested and approved for sale/distribution by local
- While regulations are relatively transparent, changes are not widely advertised. Hence, the exporter or his/her
representative must monitor the Diario Oficial, where periodical changes are published. One can also visit the websites of
the Ministry of Agriculture (www.sag.gob.cl) and the Ministry of Health (www.sesma.cl) to seek further updates.
- For labeling and certification requirements for meat, poultry, dairy and fresh produce, consult the USDA office in
Santiago’s web page at www.usdachile.cl under “Import Requirements" and "Food Law.”
- Spanish labeling is a must.
- Consumers are very brand oriented, but major supermarket chains are introducing private labels.
- Middle and upper class consumers generally steer clear of spicy, "ethnic" foods.
- Consumers are not overly concerned about the health aspects of fat, cholesterol, and extensive processing. At the same
time, noting the health benefits of a product can be helpful in marketing a product.
- Consumers relate expired shelf life to spoilage, which is one of their major concerns when shopping.
- The market for imported consumer foods is concentrated in Santiago, where 40 percent of the country’s population lives.
The table below identifies U.S. supplier strengths and market opportunities (Advantages) as well as U.S. supplier
weaknesses and competitive threats (Challenges).
Domestic transportation and communication systems are efficient in Chile. U.S. ingredients are often more
expensive than local equivalents.
The FOB cost is sometimes 10% or
Regulations are transparent and enforcement is generally free of corruption. Quality of food ingredients from
around the world has become very
similar, abiding by U.S. and
Chile has one of the highest percentages of non-traditional store sales in Latin Chile produces a wide range of high
America, which allows suppliers to target large retail chains for larger volume quality agricultural resources, so
sales. imports tend to be more expensive
than domestic products. Only 15-
20% of products sold in
supermarkets are imported.
Foreign companies may conduct business in Chile on the same basis as local All products must be approved when
companies and enjoy guaranteed access to foreign exchange for repatriation of entering the country by the Ministry
capital and profits. of Heath, which has strict animal
and plant quarantine regulations that
prohibit the entrance of some
Chile has the highest GDP per capita in South America. Prices for U.S. products may still be
The U.S.- higher than local products or imports
Chile FTA, which went into force in 2004, is making U.S. products more from nearby countries, even after the
competitive. FTA. FOB prices for U.S. inputs
tend to be at least 10% higher than
local prices for equivalent quality.
Supermarket chains are seeking suppliers of well-recognized, high sales volume Retail power is concentrated in three
products to expand their line of private label items. chains and they demand
considerable marketing support for
U.S. food inputs are known for their quality and low health concerns, meeting The typical Chilean consumer is not
respected FDA & USDA standards. immediately attracted to foreign
products, as local producers
typically provide well-priced quality
Certain companies have corporate requirements to purchase U.S. inputs, for Artisanal products have a significant
example Nestlé for products re-exported to the U.S. share of the market; Chileans tend to
prefer fresh foods, which are
perceived as higher quality.
III. Market Sector Structure and Trends.
Food Processing Sector
The Chilean food industry is based on the country’s agricultural resources and remains, to a significant degree, dependent on
agro-based exports. Indeed, the agricultural industry is one of the staples of the Chilean economy, generating around US$4
billion in exports annually. It represents around 25 percent of the country’s GDP and is the second most important exporting
sector after mining, specifically copper.
The fruit, wine, poultry, pork, beef and fish-farming industries each offer tremendous export potential as a result of global
trade liberalization, particularly between Chile and Asia. Furthermore, these sectors benefit from the government’s efforts to
diversify its export sector away from copper to high value-added agricultural exports – most notably salmon and wine.
Multinational food manufacturers have a long history of investing in Chile and firms such as Nestlé and PepsiCo have
manufacturing plants in the country. Although domestic consumption of processed food is rising steadily, thanks to the
country’s strong economic growth, most food and drink firms investing in Chile also keep one eye focused on utilizing the
country’s extensive natural resources and network of trade agreements to boost their sales in markets outside of Chile. The
country has many advantages that encourage multinational firms to build production facilities in Chile. The country’s
southern hemisphere location means that it produces crops during the opposite seasons of the world’s major consumer
markets in the northern hemisphere. Also, its elongated shape and north-south orientation also mean that harvests can be
staggered throughout the growing season. In addition, the country’s relative geographical isolation – thanks to the Andes in
the east, the Atacama Desert in the North, and Pacific to the West allows the country’s food production areas to be free from
most pests and diseases that plague other food producing countries.
These natural advantages are supplemented by the country’s political and economic stability and its liberal trade agreements
with many of the major consumer markets.
Chile is known today as the largest exporter of fresh fruit of the Southern Hemisphere. Chilean agriculture covers a wide
range of activities such as the cultivation of annual crops, cattle ranching, dairy farming, vegetable production and organic
Chile has a flourishing and competitive food industry that processes and exports food products and beverages as diverse as
canned, dehydrated and frozen fruits and vegetables, wine, fruit juices, fruit pulps, olive oil, pork, lamb, poultry, beef, as well
as a variety of dairy products. All of these products reach the most demanding markets globally.
A solid economic foundation, a reasonably high technology-based industry, and a sound environment, play a fundamental
role in the development and growth of Chilean agriculture and the food industry.
The main Chilean processed food industries are those related to fresh fruits, dairy products, salmon, processed or canned
seafood, meats, wine, crackers/cookies, candy, chocolates, canned peaches, jams, tomato sauces, pasta and juices.
Chile has a longstanding commitment to trade liberalization and has signed free trade agreements with over 20 countries,
including the European Union, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Mercosur, Japan, China, India, New Zealand, and the U.S.
The U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) took effect in 2004 and opened new opportunities for previously prohibited
products, such as red meat, certain fresh fruits and dairy products. This FTA reduces the previous 6 percent across-the-board
tariff to 0 percent for 87 percent of non-agricultural products immediately, and for three quarters of agricultural products
within four years, the rest over 12 years. U.S. and Chile Tariff Schedules for all Harmonized Tariff System customs codes
can be found at www.ustr.gov/new/fta/Chile/text/, “Section 3. National Treatment and Market Access for Goods”.
Trade is the engine of Chilean economic growth. According to the Global Competitiveness Report published by the World
Economic Forum, Chile is ranked as the most competitive nation in Latin America in terms of growth prospects. It is ranked
first in Latin America with respect to transparency and perceptions of economic freedom.
Consumer spending on food and beverages continues to rise significantly. This growth is mainly propelled by improving
living standards as a result of falling unemployment and increased purchasing power. This makes the purchase of processed
food products an option for a growing proportion of the population, and offers food and drink manufacturers opportunities to
launch new, innovative value-added products.
With personal income being higher than the regional standard, consumption patterns in Chile have undergone tremendous
transformations over the past decade. For instance, people are shifting from locally produced staples to more expensive
branded products, and are integrating processed packaged foods in their diet.
The processed (packaged) food sector’s annual growth is represented by the sector’s exports, which doubled in the past ten
years to more than US$ 1.5 billion. The processed food sector is one of the main reasons that explains the growth in Chilean
exports in the last decades, mainly due to the production increase of fruits and vegetables in their different formats (canned,
dehydrated, frozen and juices), apart from the increase in exports of chocolates, cookies, candies, refreshments and other
products of the kind. Each one of these products has its origin in more than 200 industrial plants throughout the country.
Certain sub sectors continue to see strong growth as more people join the work force and eat out-of-home, as domestic help
salaries rise and their availability drops. Especially promising products are convenience and fast foods, out-of-home foods,
and diet foods.
The “gourmet food” sector includes spices and sauces; cheese and dairy products; red meat, poultry and seafood products;
prepared foods and soups; pastas, grains and legumes; bakery; crackers and snacks; desserts, confectionery and drinks. The
sub sectors with the largest market share are spices, tea, cheese, coffee and snacks.
Consumers declare that the most valued benefit from specific items is health, quality, convenience and security. Functional
foods are part of the usual shopping list of Chileans; especially among women and the medium and upper classes. Chileans
give important credit to brands (in 80 percent of the cases, it determines the purchase selection due to its quality warranty),
and prefer supermarkets because they offer more items.
The small organic food market has been steadily growing over the past eight years. The market, which was worth only
US$200,000 in 2003 is expected to reach US$53 million by 2013. The high price of organic goods is the main obstacle
preventing some from consuming these alternative food products. Organic production in Chile is an export driven activity
including fruits, vegetables and wines.
The following foreign food ingredient imports are in the highest demand: powdered milk, whey, specialty cheeses, durum
wheat, corn starch, wheat gluten, animal fat, fish and olive oils, vegetable fats and oils, glucose, other sugars, cocoa powder,
essences, protein concentrates and emulsifier agents, pork, turkey and chicken.
Hotel, Restaurant and Tourist Industry
Although no official government or industry sales figures exist for the HRI sectors, the institutional market is the largest of
the three in terms of food sales, followed closely by the restaurant sub-sector and fairly distantly by the hotel sub-sector.
Around 30 percent of this is food and beverage costs, of which 10 to 20 percent (US $15million to $30million) is estimated
to be imported foods. The average food/beverage ratio of restaurant sales in Chile is 60 percent food to 40 percent beverages.
Total restaurant sales are fairly flat as shrinking sales and margins, especially for lower-echelon restaurants, compensate for
the growth in the number of restaurants.
The institutional food service market reported sales of US$1.4 billion in 2009, and the top three companies (Sodexho Chile
S.A., Central del Restaurantes, Compass Catering S.A.) control 64 percent of the market. Mines and educational institutions
dominate demand for institutional food services. The three giants currently source mainly domestically or from Brazil and
Argentina. The following products offer good opportunities for U.S. exporters: canned tuna, rice, oil, canned vegetables, deli
meats, cheese and other dairy products, low carbohydrate products and pre-mix sauces.
Compass Catering S.A. has government contracts for the military, schools, and state programs, including some hospitals and
jails. Therefore, they are particularly interested in products that can meet the special price and nutritional requirements of
their customers. They do not direct import, but work through a variety of brokers and importers. They serve approximately
260,000 meals a day and have a 20 percent market share.
Sodexho Chile, S.A. has operations in 66 countries with a regional director in Brazil. Consequently, they have traditional ties
to suppliers in Brazil, as well as Argentina. Price competitiveness is essential. Most imports are brought in through brokers.
They service a wide range of private industries, such as: mining, petroleum, construction, fisheries, forestry, textile, steel,
auto, chemical, pharmaceutical, service companies, banks, supermarkets, hospitals, schools and government programs. They
have a market share of approximately 21 percent.
Central de Restaurantes uses a large quantity of imports, particularly high value food items. However, they do not bring these
products in directly, they use brokers and importers. Currently, most of the products carried are from Latin American
suppliers. They service mines, banks, airlines, TV channels/the press, private colleges, hospitals and clinics. They do more
than 200,000 meals a day and have a 30 percent market share.
Institutional food service is a good market for basic staples as opposed to the specialty foods demanded by the hotel and
restaurant sub-sectors. The main imported foods in its purchasing program are legumes, beef, pork and rice.
The leading local products sold to the HRI sector are produce, poultry and pork, seafood/fish, fruits and wine. Imported food
accounts for about 10 percent of the demand. Imported products are mainly beef from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay; and
legumes and cereals from Argentina and Canada.
Travel and Tourism
Growth in international tourist arrivals is likely to remain strong over the forecast period as world economic growth picks up
and the Argentinean peso recovers. Chile will continue to focus on attracting long-haul tourists, and this effort will receive
additional assistance from the government, which pledged to help double tourism's share of GDP to 10 percent.
Chile’s natural beauty and its good infrastructure attract a growing number of international conventions. The country is the
second-largest organizer of such events in South America, after Brazil, but its world share is still small.
Business travel will also expand as a result of Santiago’s growing importance as a South American business center. Over 40
multinational companies have established their regional headquarters in Chile since the country launched its investment
platform program in 2003. This program includes mechanisms to avoid double taxation. With international flight occupancy
rates recovering to around 70 percent, the airlines serving Chile will continue to increase frequencies and destinations. Lan
Airlines in particular is planning to expand its operations in Asia to reflect increasing commercial links between Chile and
China, Japan and South Korea.
Dollar revenue from international tourism rose rapidly in 2010, due to the appreciation of the Chilean peso and a rise in
arrivals of higher-spending, long-haul tourists in the period. The overall rise in earnings and arrivals reflects the increasing
importance of long-haul tourism, which has been aggressively promoted in recent years in order to offset low tourism
demand from within the region.
Chilean tourist attractions, like the Antarctic region, have become popular destinations for international cruise lines. The
arrival of cruise lines have increased during the past years and the tourist authorities hope that Chilean destinations become
one of the most important of the South Pacific. In the past eight years, the number of passengers has increased 500 percent.
In Chile, the most visited destinations are Patagonia, the Lake Region, Atacama, Valparaiso, Easter Island and Santiago.
Considerable growth is expected given increased investments from the government and popularity of these sites
Chile has a modern, highly competitive supermarket sector. The number of retail food stores has historically grown one
percent per year, but grew three percent in 2011. The market for consumer-ready food products and imports is concentrated
in Santiago, where higher incomes and the city’s population density command almost half of the country’s consumer
demand. Supermarkets, stores with 3 or more checkouts, serve about 60 percent of the grocery market and number 1,157.
Traditional neighborhood mini-markets, beverage stores and vegetable stands serve about 20 percent of the market and
number about 100,000. Convenience stores, gas marts and kiosks sell limited quantities of imported candy and snack foods.
In general, they do not import, but purchase from local wholesalers/distributors.
There are important differences between the products carried by both hypermarkets and supermarkets in the low versus mid
to high socio-economic segments. The stores located in low-income areas normally carry a limited number of specialty items
(usually higher-priced imported goods), apart from the items destined for massive consumption. Hypermarkets and
supermarkets in the mid to high-income areas carry a varied assortment of specialty items with a relatively high degree of
imported products. A rise in consumer sophistication in the mid to high socio-economic areas, in terms of products, brands
and price, has resulted in increased demand for imported food products. These stores now account for 26 percent of total
sales and offer customers fresh bakery goods, fresh seafood, coffee bars, prepared salads, pizzas, meat dishes, and the typical
assortment of grocery products. Warehouse outlets and wholesale clubs have not yet made an appearance.
Nevertheless, despite the increasing selection of products and advances made in the supermarket sector as a whole, compared
to the US, the selection of imported specialty products is still limited. About 10-15 percent of products sold in supermarkets
are imported, but this segment has grown by 85 percent over the last several years. The U.S. – Chile FTA has prompted new
interest in U.S. products and opened new opportunities for previously prohibited products, such as red meat, poultry, certain
fresh fruits, and dairy products.
The retail food market (supermarkets, department stores and others) accounted for 22 percent of Chile’s GDP in
2010 with sales of U.S. $45.5 billion, with 26.2 percent of this, or US$13.5 billion, comprised of retail food.
Average annual GDP growth of 2.4 percent is predicted by Business Monitor until 2013. With the population
increasing from 17 million in 2009 to an estimated 17.9 million by 2013, GDP per capita is forecast to rise 41.3
percent by the end of the forecast period, reaching US$14,157. Consumer spending per capita is set for an increase
from US$ 7,821 in 2008 to US$ 10,702 by 2013.
Chile is the 17th ranked exporter of foods in the world, but strives to enter the top 10. In the last decade, Chile has
increased its agricultural exports by over 165 percent. Chile’s unique and diverse climatic conditions allow the
country to produce a wide variety of agricultural products with a high level of food purity, and Chile has become a
very important player in certain agricultural sectors:
Chile is the southern hemisphere’s top exporter of apples, peaches, nectarines, blueberries, raisins, nuts,
prunes, and almonds
Chile ranks 1st in world exports of plums
Chile ranks 2nd in world exports of kiwis and salmon
Chile ranks 5th in world exports of wine
Favorable credit conditions and the easy access to store credit cards have contributed to an improved retail demand
in recent years.
Chileans spend on average around 20 percent of their household income on food, drinks and tobacco. In per capita
terms, Chile is the second largest consumer of bread in the world after Germany, the 3rd largest consumer of tea,
and an important per capita consumer of pasta, rice, seafood, carbonated beverages and beer.
Retail Food Sales
The supermarket industry represents 26 percent of the total sales of the retail market.
The retail food sector reached US$ 13.5 billion in 2010.
Retail Sales Distribution, 2010
Source: AC Nielsen 2010
Food Sales per Sub-Sector, 2010
Source: AC Nielsen 2010
Number and type of food and beverages retail outlets
Year 2010 2011
Supermarkets 1,102 1,157
Convenience Stores and Gas Marts 803 915
Traditional Stores, Liquor Stores and Kiosks 99,787 100,286
Restaurants and Bars 16,944 17,807
Total 118,636 120,165
Imports and Local Production
For the first quarter of 2009 Chile had imported US$ 1.2 billion of food, drink and tobacco. This represents a 20
percent decrease compared to the same period of 2008.
For the same period Chile exported US$ 3.8 billion of food, drinks, and tobacco. This is a slight decrease of 0.9
percent compared to the same period in 2008.
According to research by the Catholic University of Chile, it is estimated that by 2015 Chile’s food exports will
reach US$ 17 billion and imports US$ 3 billion.
Chile recognizes its potential to become a major producer of functional foods and the ability to develop other
sectors, and has carried out a study called “Constructing a technological platform for emerging themes in the food
industry”. The report, released in October 2009, provides advice about the challenges that Chile faces to set up a
center of excellence for the food industry. The report highlights the need for investigation to determine which parts
of the country produce the most nutritious crops. Investigation will also be carried out into new packaging. An
important observation of the report regards investment in technology in food separation, nanotechnology, water
control, and conservation to name a few. These needs represent a significant opportunity for US firms to enter the
Another area where Chile has identified the need for investment is in the area of radio frequency identification
technology (RFID) in order to meet the international requirements of traceability and food safety. Again, US
companies that work with this technology or provide other IT and communication solutions for the agricultural
industry could find promising opportunities in the Chilean market.
Consumer Preference for Food Purchases
Source: AC Nielsen
IV. Best High-Value Product Prospects
Category A: Products Present in the Market That Have Good Sales Potential
Functional foods are showing good growth potential as increasingly health-conscious consumers seek new products. The
dairy sector is one of the most important players in this respect with pro-biotic products becoming more popular.
Pork has become the country’s second preferred meat after chicken. Chicken consumption is over 25 kg per capita annually,
pork 20 kg, and beef 19.9 kg.
Major products in this category are:
Baking food and mixes
Breads & cookies
Candy (gummies, chewing gum, etc…)
Dairy Products (cheese, yoghurt, milk varieties)
Healthy Food Products and Energy Supplements
Olive Oil & Cooking Oil
Pork, Turkey and Chicken
Rum, Vodka, Beer, and Whisky
Soft Drinks, Energy Drinks
Category B: Products Not Present in Significant Quantities
Products in this category are newly developed and recently introduced products with health certificates being finalized.
Also, there are products, like beef, that are being sought because of recent changes in supply and demand. Major products in
this category are:
Processed meat products
Ready-to eat meals/prepared plates
Spices, sauces and mayonnaise
Category C: Products Not Present in the Market Because They Face Significant Barriers
There are very few products in this category. The U.S. and Chile are engaged in technical discussions regarding several of
the products below:
Honey and honey derived products (American Broth Disease)
Fresh pork (self-imposed barrier)
Genetically modified (GMO) products without registered events in Chile
All poultry except chicken and turkey (i.e. duck)
SECTION V. POST CONTACT AND FURTHER INFORMATION
American Embassy Santiago, Office of Agricultural Affairs
Address: Office of Agricultural Affairs
3460 Santiago Place
Washington D.C., 20521-3460
Tel.: (56-2) 330-3704
Fax: (56-2) 330-3203
Web Page: http://www.fas.usda.gov
For further information, check the "Food and Agriculture" home page on the U.S. Embassy Santiago web site
SEREMI de Salud (Chile's Food Sanitation Regulations)
Address: Avenida Bulnes 194, Santiago
Tel: (56-2) 399-2435
Web Page: www.seremisaludrm.cl
Chilean Supermarket Association (ASACH)
Address: Av. Vitacura 2771, Las Condes, Santiago
Tel.: (56-2) 236-5150
Fax: (56-2) 236-5133
Web Page: www.asach.com
Chile’s Food Safety Regulations are available in Spanish and English on the Office of Agricultural Affairs website.
Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Report, Retail Food Sector, HRI Food Service Sector
Report, Food Processing Sector Report, Pet Food Brief and Cheese & Dairy Product Brief are available on both the Office of
Agricultural Affairs and the FAS websites.
Table A. Key Trade and Demographic Information, 2010
Agricultural Imports From All Countries ($Mil)/U.S. Market Share (%) 4,039/11
Consumer Food Imports From All Countries ($Mil)/U.S. Market Share (%) 1,814/11
Edible Fishery Imports From All Countries ($Mil)/U.S. Market Share (%) 107/1
Total Population (Millions)/Annual Growth Rate (%)* 17.1/1
Urban Population (Millions)/Annual Growth Rate (%)* 15.2/1.1
Number of Major Metropolitan Areas 1/ 1
Size of the Middle and Upper Classes (Millions)/Growth Rate (%) 2/ 6.0/20
Per Capita Gross Domestic Product (U.S. Dollars) 16,172
Unemployment Rate (%) 7.2
Annual Food Expenditures Per Household in Santiago (U.S. Dollars) 660
Average Exchange Rate (US$1= pesos) 500
1/Population in excess of 1,000,000
2/Family income more than US$12,000
Table B. Consumer Food & Edible Fishery Product Imports
U.S. Dollars Imports from the world Imports from the U.S. U.S. Market share
Agricultural Total 2008 2009 2010 2008 2009 2010 2008 2009 2010
426,858 74,856,819 96,445,795 7,733,397 6,538,293 8,447,767 9.05 8.73 8.76
(Excl. N 85,uts)
Breakfast Cereals 19.5 31.1 44.1
& 12,392,740 11,044,116 12,929,733 2,426,325 3,444,301 5,713,888 Pancake Mix 8 9 9
Red Meats, 444,178,26 458,648,76 736,490,77 15,956,52
6,135,824 4,041,642 1.38 0.88 2.17
fresh/Chilled 3 8 0 9
Prepared/Preserv 14,292,703 14,312,044 26,654,522 484,587 502,090 1,247,707 3.39 3.51 4.68
105,825,63 19,410,26 18.3
P 41,377,605 48,962,452 1,337,621 1,078,106 3.23 2.20 oultry Meat 9 1 4
Dairy products 22,494,10 17,044,76 38.3 17.8 39.1
58,709,675 34,464,559 43,497,682 6,144,671
(excl. Cheese) 0 8 1 3 9
C 33,620,640 30,902,086 34,488,170 3,217,754 3,185,298 6,763,120 9.57 heese 1 1
Eggs & Products 1,883,818 2,433,478 2,807,832 28,886 43,747 47,127 1.53 1.80 1.68
Fr 54,398 53,448,640 64,271,018 1,952,042 1,826,552 6,826,168 3.46 3.42 esh Fr 56,3uit 2
Fresh Vegetables 7,316,889 6,279,109 7,921,179 269,760 221,352 201,342 3.69 3.53 2.54
Processed Fruits 128,487,04 130,373,66 20,988,95 14,727,67 16.3 10.1 11.3
& 98,667,307 9,969,275 Vegetables 9 3 3 5 4 0 0
Fruit & Vegetable
20,412,719 12,813,654 29,174,868 665,305 1,039,552 1,284,167 3.26 8.11 4.40
10,478,13 23,152,99 68.8 73.4 84.9
Tr 15,227,847 12,208,732 27,263,438 8,971,439 ee Nuts 7 1 1 8 2
11,619,07 11.4 15.3 19.7
W 25,202,361 24,427,598 58,710,666 2,882,358 3,748,785 ine & Beer 6 4 5 9
& 14,243,086 11,510,520 13,287,047 341,854 287,820 230,272 2.40 2.50 1.73 Cut Flowers
Pet Foods (Dog &
C 64,090,678 58,623,121 67,749,514 4,310,054 4,938,383 5,039,850 6.72 8.42 7.44 at food)
Other Consumer- 274,615,15 238,105,82 355,886,77 36,005,22 37,627,98 54,589,23 13.1 15.8 15.3
oriented Products 9 4 3 4 3 4 1 0 4
Fish & Sea Food
S 062 872,229 1,747,700 2,814 119,564 0 1.55 0.00 alm 182,on 1
Crustaceans 13,245,494 12,570,766 20,371,193 49,290 262,559 362,178 0.37 2.09 1.78
Groundfish & 70.9
Flat 763,456 253,343 200,547 541,296 0 2,617 0.00 1.30 fish 0
Molluscs 5,539,724 1,314,311 2,173,857 43,383 27,568 117,225 0.78 2.10 5.39
P 74,048,879 54,412,297 83,154,900 151,153 332,967 182,864 0.20 0.61 0.22 roducts
Table C. Top 15 Suppliers of Consumer Foods & Edible Fishery Products
Chile Import Statistics
UDG: Consumer Oriented Agric. Total, Group 32 (2007)
Annual Series: 2008 - 2010
United States Dollars
2008 2009 2010
World 1,297,832,489 1,191,708,827 1,813,778,311
Paraguay 216,121,827 245,122,863 432,714,954
Argentina 396,529,597 400,948,696 413,185,433
Brazil 106,058,087 93,305,936 234,410,559
United States 121,752,184 93,609,289 192,301,943
Ecuador 66,762,575 61,310,168 72,172,625
Uruguay 46,977,560 35,056,422 64,438,019
Mexico 31,777,858 29,158,119 49,420,952
Peru 21,859,595 25,101,624 43,841,409
China 35,948,099 21,337,079 36,580,827
Netherlands 20,532,688 21,572,564 24,529,037
Australia 64,004,244 10,847,465 23,661,346
Canada 9,319,601 12,466,405 23,581,798
Belgium 15,469,997 16,773,738 22,172,456
Germany 14,058,694 13,214,438 20,511,861
Colombia 14,215,652 13,539,956 19,415,329
Chile Import Statistics
UDG: Fish & Seafood Products, Group 9 (2007)
Annual Series: 2008 - 2010
United States Dollars
2008 2009 2010
World 93,779,615 69,422,947 107,648,196
Ecuador 40,694,984 29,224,421 38,700,247
Thailand 12,395,045 10,141,873 17,587,135
Colombia 9,149,177 10,531,673 15,890,850
China 2,283,220 2,352,508 14,084,881
Vietnam 824,730 1,124,709 3,155,504
Norway 334,500 1,993,065 2,859,139
Argentina 5,189,944 2,887,786 2,771,771
South Korea 1,388,380 259,381 2,110,393
Singapore 436,050 0 1,939,989
Peru 5,030,097 1,706,201 1,635,190
Spain 3,975,715 1,661,247 1,063,442
Brazil 2,800,498 2,399,305 853,496
United Kingdom 111,722 459,256 841,511
United States 787,935 742,658 664,884
Uruguay 3,006,942 1,052,581 573,654