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About Chile

Chile, officially known as the Republic of Chile is a long & narrow country stretching along South America’s western edge neighbouring Argentina and Bolivia. The country stretches from the Andes alongside the Atacama Desert and the Pacific Ocean.

Chile is one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations offering globalization, economic freedom, and low perception of corruption. It is considered a high-income economy as per World Bank.

Chilean Economy comprises of Copper & Lithium mining, Agriculture and allied sectors such as forestry, logging and fishing, and Tourism

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionSouth America
Capital CitySantiago
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesSpanish
CurrencyChilean peso, CLT
Phone Code +56
Important CitiesPuente Alto, Antofagasta, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Talcahuano, San Bernardo, Temuco, Iquique, Concepción, Rancagua, La Pintana
National DayIndependence Day (18th Sept)
GDP (nominal)USD 344.4 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking59
Primary Industriesmining (copper, coal and nitrate), manufactured products (food processing, chemicals, wood), agriculture (fishing, viticulture and fruit), Tourism
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsPeru, Bolivia, Argentina
Member ofAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), Community of Latin American,Caribbean States(CELAC), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States(CLACS), Group of 15(G15), Group of 77(G77), Lima Group(GL), Organization of American States(OAS), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Organization of Ibero-American States(OIAS), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Fruits and Nuts, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Wood and Pulp, Other Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Machinery & Appliances, Gems & Jewellery, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Chemical Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fashion and Apparel, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Books and Papers, Rubber and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Edible Oils & Seeds
Total Exports ValueUSD 102.626 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 109.266 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 6.64 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaPreferential Trade Agreement (PTA), Global System Of Trade Preferences (GSTP), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA), Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Fruits and Nuts, Chemical Products, Wood and Pulp, Gems & Jewellery, Edible Oils & Seeds, Cereals & Pulses, Books and Papers, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances
Major Imports from IndiaAutomobiles, Vehicles & Components, Pharmaceutical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Chemical Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Fashion and Apparel, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Cosmetics and Accessories, Rubber and Products, Ceramic Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 1,435.83 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 1,166.43 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 0 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for ChileEmbassy of India
H.E. Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi
Honourable Ambassador
971 Alcantara, Post Box No. 10433, Santiago, Chile
(56-2) 2228 4141, 2228 6857, 2228 9743

Embassy Details of Chile in IndiaChile
Embassy of the Republic of Chile
H.E. Mr Juan Angulo
A-16/1, Vasant Vihar,New Delhi-110057
+91-11-4310 0400 (O)

Consulate General of Chile in Mumbai
Mr. Gustavo Gonzalez Bulo
Consul General
C-59 G Block unit 1202B in Bandra East
(+91) 22 69053900

Honorary Consulate of Chile in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Jugal Kishore Saraff
Honorary Consul
Motijug House 1 Auckland Place Kolkata 700 017
+91-33-2247 7898/0710 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Chile in Chennai
H.E. Mrs. Sunita Shahaney
Honorary Consul
Khivraj Building-II 7th Floor 477-482 Anna Salai, Nandanam Chennai-600 035
+91-44-2434 0610 (O)