Chilean Trade 1880-1930: A comment on the sources for the age of exports
José Díaz; Marc Badia-Miró
Revista de Historia Economica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History. Vol. 36, Issue 3, December 2018. Pp. 481-500
Abstract: This research note discusses the accuracy of the main sources used to study the foreign sector during the export-led growth process in Chile. Chilean foreign trade statistics are available for the period under analysis (1850-1930) and offered a good overview of products exported and imported. Bilateral trade data are also available providing information of exports and imports by origin and destiny. Although more research is needed on trade prices, we conclude that Chilean statistics are reliable and provide a way for understanding the export-led growth in Chile and the trade performance of the Chilean partners.
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