Sector Manufacturing


The quality of Chilean manufacturing meets or exceeds international standards. Its numerous competitive advantages include compliance with a range of global standards and certifications, standardized production, and specific-need product development.

Chilean industry has made major strides in recent years, driven by primary sector growth, the emergence of secondary industries, and ability to develop new products designed to fill unmet needs across markets.


Copper products excluded, key components of the Chilean industrial export lineup include forest and lumber, plastics, packaging, chemicals, secondary lumber processing, textiles and garments, footwear and clothing accessories, medical services, prescription drugs, natural products and cosmetics, and supplies for the mining, aquaculture, agri-food and construction industries.

 The search for INNOVATION

Innovation is a factor of strategic importance when it comes to improving the efficiency and competitiveness of manufacturing plants and clusters across Chile. As such, world leaders in technology R&D have been tapped to share the reasons for their success and what to do to replicate it. As a result, Chile is now actively working on a new system of knowledge-based manufacturing.



Ensuring sustainability is just as relevant, as manufacturing faces many challenges that must be addressed if it is to remain sustainable over time. The central themes of sustainable development are:

Diversification of the energy mix and renewable energy Efficient use and sustainable management of water resources
Improving energy efficiency across industrial processes Environmental sustainability Business globalization models Corporate social responsibility