Deceleration and coronavirus hit foreign trade, 17% down

Chile’s exports fell 17% ($ 2.6 billion) and imports 16.8% ($ 2.1 billion) in the first fifteen days of February, according to official data. Fruit products and food were the most affected export sectors: cherry (-87.6%), hake (-58%), pork (-51.42%), avocado (-35%), blueberries (-15 , 89%). Imports of consumer goods fell 15%, being mobile phones (-53%) and automobiles (-49%) where the impact was greater. Purchases of capital goods also fell 17%.

Source: La Tercera Pulso