The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) reported that Mexico, Brazil and Chile are the least affected countries by the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America. Chile carried 9.4 million passengers in 2020, 64% less than in 2019.
Chile has invested a total of $6.22 billion in Colombia in the last decade, becoming the leading Latin American investor in that country. Retail, health services, agribusiness, IT services, financial services and, more recently, energy generation and distribution, tourism, fuel and gas, are sectors that have seen the arrival of Chilean capital. Cencosud, Falabella, COPEC, LATAM, Parque Arauco, Sodimac, CCU, Banmédica and Olmué are some of the Chilean companies that have bet on the Colombian market.
The amount of goods seized by customs in 2020 decreased by 94.81%, according to the balance sheet of the National Customs Service. The number of control procedures also decreased by 49.17%. One of the main reasons for this decrease was the closure of customs offices due to the pandemic.
Employment opportunities increased by 11.7% year-on-year in January 2021, according to data from the Chile's Central Bank. According to a survey by the international consulting firm Randstadt, 32% of respondents said they accepted an internal reassignment within their current company to keep their job and 19% accepted an increase in the length of the working day.
Mercado Libre became the most visited e-shopping company in Chile in 2020. A total of 2.6 million shopped on the platform in 2020. A report by consultancy App Annie also noted that Mercado Libre was the most downloaded app in Chile, with 2.2 million monthly active users.