In the first seven months of this year, Chilean non-food industrial exports registered a growth of 11% over the same period of 2011 and now total $8,390 million.
The figures show an achievement and an expanding sector considering that in the same period analyzed, Chile’s total exports fell 4.7%.
“This shows their stability and opportunities for higher value-added products,” explained the head of the Department of Industry and ProChile, Carmen Gloria Cerda.
Chemical shipments account for 37% of industrial exports. The more than $3 billion that was added so far this year represent an increase of 24% compared to 2011.
Wood pulp and paper are in second place in the ranking, although the export of these products has fallen 9% so far this year, totaling $1,882 million.
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