Magallanes, in the extreme south of Chile plus Aysén and Tarapacá are the regions which registered the best performance in 2013 according to the country's indicator of regional economic activity, Inacer, which is released by the country's Stats Office, INE.
The performance of Magallanes region was 15.3% over 2012, while Aysèn climbed 8.1% and Tarapacá, 6.8%
Magallanes experienced a boom in mining, more specifically in the extraction of coal and oil. To this must be added the other sectors such as fishing, farming and tourism. Aysén on the other hand has seen a sustained growth in fish farming, specifically Atlantic salmon.
Finally, the growth of Tarapacá to the north of Chile is based on a poor performance in 2012 metal mining, particularly copper.
At the other end of the ranking with the least advance in 2013 are the regions of Maule, Atacama, Biobio and Los Lagos. Maule actually suffered a 0.4% contraction.
Other regions with positive growth include O'Higgins (5,7%), Araucanía (3,1%), Antofagasta (3,0%), Los Ríos (2,6%), Coquimbo (2,4%) and Valparaíso (2,2%)