Our country runs the south coast of the American continent between the highest section of Los Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Its 4,300 km long and average with of only 180 km transform it in one of the longest countries worldwide and with a highest presence of biodiversity within its territory.
With a population steeped over 17 million (INE 2017), Chile is characterized by having one of the most open economies around the world, low customs fees and a sound orientation towards exports especially raw materials.
The fast growth of the country and its strong public policies, have allow it highlighting the Latin American scenario, in particular, by significantly reducing poverty rates. According to the World Bank
between 2000 and 2015, population ratio considered poor (US$ 4 per day) in Chile was lowered from 26 to 7,9 percent.
Its opening to markets is shown in the signing of commercial agreements with the European Union, Mexico and Canada, in addition of being part of APEC and MERCOSUR. Likewise, in 2010, it was the first South American country to enter the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Results of social and economic policies rank Chile as a leader country in the region:
Global Ranking of Human Development of the United Nations positions Chile with the highest index of Human Development of LATAM, 2016-2017.
The Economist underscores Chile as the country with the best environment to do business in Latin America, 2014-2018.
Chile leads the Global Competitiveness Index 2016 in LATAM, according to World Economic Forum.
Talent Global Competitiveness Index locates Chile as leader in LATAM and the Caribbean, 2015-2016.
The Institute for Economics and Peace states Chile as the country with highest peace feeling in Latin America in 2017.
Chile is one of the 24 most transparent countries worldwide according to the index of Corruption perception of Transparency International, 2016.
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