Chilean exports increase by 8% in January 2021

In January 2021, Chilean exports increased 8% since last year and reached $7,038 million. This is the highest figure for the month of January since records have been kept. Meanwhile, imports totalled $5.7 billion, a decline of 2.6%. Chile's trade exchange reached $12.738 billion, a 3% increase and the highest value for the start of a year since January 2013.

Chile seeks to buy military equipment from US for estimated $85 mn

The Chilean Government is seeking to procure military equipment through the US foreign military sale (FMS) programme. Chile has requested for the supply of 16 SM-2 Block IIIA rail launched missiles, two MK 89 Mod 0 guidance sections and one target detection device kit, including shroud and MK 45 Mod 14. The potential FMS has an estimated value of $85 million.

Blue Whale partners with Inversiones VECS

Blue Whale is partnering with VECS Investments to strengthen its sourcing and supply base. The objective of this partnership is to increase Blue Whale's southern hemisphere's counter-season sales. Initially, they will focus on apples, grapes, kiwis, and pears. In Chile, VECS will contribute its in-depth sourcing knowledge and experience in the local market, ensuring compliance with Blue Whale's strict quality standards, while strengthening the volume and range of products.