Chile

In-depth country-focused analysis on Chile's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Chile's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Chile, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Chile's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Chile before your competitors.

Chile Country Risk

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Core Views We believe that weaker fixed investment amidst mounting external headwinds - namely, cooling external demand from China for copper - will negatively affect real GDP growth in Chile in...

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Chile Industry Coverage (21)

Autos

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Vehicle sales in Chile increased 15.0% year-on-year (y-o-y) in the first eight months of 2013, to 242,257 units. BMI forecasts a 10% increase over the course of the year. We expect sales to moderate...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: T he consumer electronics market in Chile is one of the most lucrative in Latin America due to high incomes and developed retail and distribution networks, despite being limited by the...

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Defence & Security

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Over 2012 and 2013, the threats to Chile's security have transformed into internal ones, moving away from external threats. The country continues to witness widespread sporadic protests against the...

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Food & Drink

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The growth of the Chilean food and drink industry will continue to decelerate in 2014, affected by weak demand for the country's exports in the Asian markets. Recent increases in consumer prices,...

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Freight Transport

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We retain our cautious outlook on Chile's freight transport sector, and the economy as a whole, largely on the back of the slowdown in Chinese growth and its demand for copper. We believe that weaker...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Chile remains BMI's top IT market in Latin America despite its small population and economy . High spending among consumers has already resulted in the country hav ing the highest PC...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We maintain our positive outlook on Chile's construction industry on the back of an investor-friendly business environment, political stability, and a strong pipeline of projects....

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Chile an medical device market is small but per capital expenditure ranks second in Latin America. Espicom forecas ts a high 2013-2018 CAGR of 12.4 % in US dollar...

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Mining

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BMI View: We expect just modest mining sector growth in Chile through 2018 , forecasting average annual growth of 1.8%, slower than in previous years. Major miners will continue to develop...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: The International Energy Agency reports that in 1990 the country was able to provide 14% of its oil needs, but heightening demand and no sizable discoveries within its borders mean...

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Petrochemicals

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The Chilean petrochemicals industry will remain a marginal, local player that will struggle to compete on the domestic market, according to BMI's Chile Petrochemicals Report. With feedstock...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: New legislation encourag ing generic drug use is an important step in bringing high quality medicines to the Chilean market and eventually improving access to medicines in the country...

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Power

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BMI View: Chile is one of the most attractive markets in Latin America, with political stability, abundant natural resources and a healthy economic growth outlook all adding to its appeal. But...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: Chile has long been one of the jewels in the South American crown in terms of a dynamic economy, abundance of resources and consistent growth. These strong fundamentals and a resilient...

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Renewables

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BMI View: There are numerous factors that underpin Chile's renewable energy industry's attractiveness and the list continues to expand. Alongside strong political conviction backing the industry...

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Retail

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BMI View: The Chilean retail sector is one to watch, with rising disposable incomes, a multitude of shopping centre openings and strong economic growth paving the way for investment...

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Shipping

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Considerable investment in the expansion of Chile's ports confirms our positive outlook for its ports infrastructure and the wider construction industry. We also maintain our positive outlook for...

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Telecoms

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BMI View: Chile is one of the most developed telecoms markets in Latin America , making it a high value market for operators, but market maturity does bring its own challenges. A high...

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Tourism

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The Chile tourism report examines the strong long-term potential currently being offered by the local tourism industry, bolstered by continuing strong levels of government support, but cautions that...

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Water

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BMI View: Water quality and water scarcity remain to two main issues in this water stressed country, whose two biggest industries are agriculture and mining - two of the largest water consuming...

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