SANTIAGO – Chile accumulated a $5.65 billion trade surplus during the first seven months of this year, compared with $5.36 billion in the same period of 2014, the Central Bank reported Friday.
Exports outpaced imports by $39.76 billion to $34.11 billion between Jan 1. and July 31.
While exports fell 12 percent from the level of the same period last year, imports dropped 14 percent, according to the Central Bank.
The trade surplus for July was only around $11 million on exports of $5.24 billion and imports valued at a little more than $5.22 billion.
Foreign sales of copper, Chile’s main export, totaled nearly $2.4 billion in July, down 24.3 percent from the $3.17 billion earned in July 2014.