Colombia

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

Our comprehensive assessment of Colombia's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Colombia, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Colombia'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 Colombia before your competitors.

Colombia Country Risk

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Core Views: We believe that Colombia's economy will expand at robust growth rates in the coming years, characterised by improved macroeconomic conditions and an increasingly friendly business...

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Colombia Industry Coverage (18)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: Colombia's agricultural sector will face a number of challenges in the medium term. Key export crops - such as coffee and cocoa - have underperformed in recent years owing to a lack...

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Autos

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BMI forecasts vehicle sales in Colombia to decrease 3.2% in 2013, due to a 3.4% expected decline in the passenger car segment and a 2.9% drop in the CV segment.In 2013, BMI forecasts a 13% drop in...

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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: Domestic demand remains strong in Colombia and will continue to support growth in consumer electronics spending over the coming quarters. The burgeoning middle class and private...

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Defence & Security

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The most significant development regarding Colombia's defence and security situation during Q114 has been the ongoing peace talks between the government of President Juan Manuel Santos, and the left-...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: We anticipate stronger private consumption in the coming months amid an improvement in labour market dynamics and an expected end to a household deleveraging cycle that began in early...

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Freight Transport

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We forecast Colombian real GDP to expand by 4.1% in 2013 and 4.3% in 2014, up from 4.0% in 2012. However, ongoing labour disruptions to exports pose downside risks to our medium-term growth outlook,...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: The re w as a marked uptick in data centre construction and ex pansion in 2013 in Latin America, and g lobal powerho uses such as Google and IBM have already made moves into...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We have recently revised up our forecast for construct ion industry real growth in Colo mbia from 5.5% to 8.35% for 2013. This is underpinned by an official revision to industry growth...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Colombian m edical device market has benefitted from the country's increasingly political stability and GDP growth above the Latin American average in recent years....

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Mining

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BMI View: The mining sector in Central America and the Caribbean is set to grow as investment flows into the region's untapped mineral potential. Much of this will be focused on gold and...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View : There is optimism with regard to the future of Colombia's energy s ector; particularly as improved security dynamics and a more liberal business environment have led to increased...

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Petrochemicals

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The Colombian government is currently in the middle of a refinery expansion programme, hoping to turn a small oil products import requirement into an equally small export flow. BMI's latest Colombia...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: As BMI's July 2013 forecast for government drug pricing pressure to increase in Colombia has materialised, we now believe drugmaker s' revenue streams will continue to be...

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Power

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BMI View: Colombia's mining and energy planning unit released an ambitious 2013-2027 electricity strategy aimed at boosting power sector capacity. This development, which is indicative of...

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Retail

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BMI View: Colombia's retail sector is on a positive growth trajectory, thanks to decreasing unemployment, an increasingly affluent middle class and solid economic growth. Retail spending over BMI'...

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Shipping

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BMI forecasts growth across the board at Colombian ports in 2014. This will in part be due to base effects, as most facilities endured a downturn in their volumes in 2013. Growth over the medium...

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Telecoms

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BMI View: Mergers and network investment are offering greater growth potential for wireline services, trends that are boosting growth in fixed-line services and putting innovations such as IPTV...

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