Market profile

Chile is home to over 120 Australian companies, by far the largest Australian presence in Latin America. The Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement, a double taxation agreement and a transparent process for doing business make it a natural hub for Australian companies.

The trade relationship between Australia and Chile has been dominated by the Mining and METS (mining equipment, technology and services) sector, however in recent years, this interest has diversified and now includes agriculture, genetics trade, food, infrastructure development, health, transport and logistics.

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  • Merchandise exports A$324 million
  • Services exports A$288 million
  • Capital Santiago
  • Official language Spanish
  • Area 743,532 sq km
  • Population 18.5 million


15 Jun 2022

Insight – Opportunities for Australian dairy, meat and beverage exports in Chile

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Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Chile and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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Free Trade Agreement

Information on Trade Agreements in force and in negotiation, plus market videos detailing insights and opportunities.

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APEC Business Travel Card Scheme

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Bilateral agreements

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