Main economic activities in this Region are mining, agriculture, tourism, construction and fishing. This part of the country is rich in mineral salt deposits, as well as copper and other metal mines. The Chuquicamata mine is located in the north, which is the largest open pit copper mine in the world, where gold and molybdenum are also mined.
Most of the northern agriculture are citrus, as well as avocados, olives and potatoes.
The economy in this region is highly diversified and is based on the extractive mining industry, agriculture, logging, fishing, and manufacturing.
Export activity in this area is facilitated because the country´s three main seaports are located here. The central Region is a great producer of copper, gold, lead and limestone for the manufacture of cement. Other non-metallic minerals such as gypsum, carbon and calcium are also mined and processed.
The agricultural sector is mainly concentrated in cereal crops (wheat and corn), legumes, vegetables and fruit for domestic consumption and export. It also highlights the wine production in the vineyards of the area.
Main economic activities in the south are related to agriculture, forestry, livestock, fishing and tourism. In the coastal area there is artisanal fishing and industrial fishing with large vessels on the high seas. Salmon is one of the main fish that is exported and further south you can find spider crab, hedgehogs and other molluscs.
There is many cattle, so there are many dairies and meat producers.