Latin America Export, Import & Trade

June 3, 2011Latin America by EW World Economy Team

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 Top 5 Economies – by GDP (PPP) – in Latin America: Import and Export Indicators and Statistics at a Glance (2010)

1. Brazil

Total value of exports: US$199.7 billion

Primary exports - commodities: transport equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear, coffee, autos

Primary exports partners: China (12.49 percent), US (10.5 percent), Argentina (8.4 percent), Netherlands (5.39 percent), Germany (4.05 percent)

Total value of imports: US$187.7 billion

Primary imports - commodities: machinery, electrical and transport equipment, chemical products, oil, automotive parts, electronics

Primary imports partners: US (16.12 percent), China (12.61 percent), Argentina (8.77 percent), Germany (7.65 percent), Japan (4.3 percent)

2. Mexico

Total value of exports: US$303 billion

Primary exports - commodities: manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee, cotton

Primary exports partners: US (80.5 percent), Canada (3.6 percent), Germany (1.4 percent)

Total value of imports: US$306 billion

Primary imports - commodities: metalworking machines, steel mill products, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment, car parts for assembly, repair parts for motor vehicles, aircraft, and aircraft parts

Primary imports partners: US (48 percent), China (13.5 percent), Japan (4.8 percent), South Korea (4.6 percent), Germany (4.1 percent)

3. Argentina

Total value of exports: US$68.5 billion

Primary exports - commodities: soybeans and derivatives, petroleum and gas, vehicles, corn, wheat

Primary exports partners: Brazil (18.78 percent), China (9.26 percent), Chile (7.11 percent), US (6.38 percent)

Total value of imports: US$56.44 billion

Primary imports - commodities: machinery, motor vehicles, petroleum and natural gas, organic chemicals, plastics

Primary imports partners: Brazil (31.12 percent), US (13.69 percent), China (10.26 percent), Germany (4.69 percent)

4. Colombia

Total value of exports: US$40.24 billion

Primary exports - commodities: petroleum, coffee, coal, nickel, emeralds, apparel, bananas, cut flowers

Primary exports partners: US (42 percent), EU (12.6 percent), China (5.2 percent), Ecuador (4.5 percent)

Total value of imports: US$36.26 billion

Primary imports - commodities: industrial equipment, transportation equipment, consumer goods, chemicals, paper products, fuels, electricity

Primary imports partners: US (25.5 percent), China (13.4 percent), Mexico (9.4 percent), Brazil (5.9 percent), Germany (4.1 percent)

5. Venezuela

Total value of exports: US$64.87 billion

Primary exports - commodities: petroleum, bauxite and aluminum, minerals, chemicals, agricultural products, basic manufactures

Primary exports partners: US (27.3 percent), Columbia (11.4 percent), China (12.8 percent), Brazil (8.8 percent)

Total value of imports: US$31.37 billion

Primary imports - commodities: agricultural products, raw materials, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, construction materials

Primary imports partners: US (20.6 percent), Columbia (17.8 percent), China (12.8 percent), Mexico (8.7 percent), Brazil (4.7 percent)

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