In case there was any doubt, it was the decade of China

Article yesterday in El Mercurio, one of Chile’s bigger dailies, shows where the country’s exports went in 2010 and 2000. The U.S. now imports 83 percent more dollars worth of goods from Chile than it did a decade ago. Sounds impressive, until you see that back then, the U.S. was Chile’s biggest customer. Now it has been replaced by both China and Japan, thanks to a 148% increase in Japanese imports (mostly copper, plus remarkable tonnages of sushi fixings such as sea urchin) and the 16-fold increase in imports by China. An increase of 1,512%, to be precise.

2010 vs 2000 Chile exports by country

2010 vs 2000 Chile exports by country, from El Mercurio, click for original article

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