December 28, 2006
Chile expects to have exported $68 billion worth of goods and services this
Chile expects to have exported $68 billion worth of goods and services this year, a record value according to the country's finance minister Andrés Velasco. The figure predicted is 70% up on last year ($40.6 billion) and 17% above forecasts offered by the Central Bank in September. The value of exports has been largely driven by the high price of copper – the country's largest export - in international markets.