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 The Chilean economy will expand at a sluggish pace in the coming quarters, as weaker growth in China and deteriorating business confidence weigh on fixed investment. In addition,...

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Chile Industry Coverage (22)

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 in per capita terms due to high incomes and developed retail and distribution networks....

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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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BMI View:   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...

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Information Technology

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BMI View:   W e have a bullish outlook for the continued development of Chile's IT market , and we expect it to be a regional outperformer in Latin America despite its small population. High...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We have downgraded our construction industry forecast for Chile in 2014 from 3.6 % to 2.1% real growth. This is on the back of lower than expected industry growth in Q114 and...

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Insurance

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BMI View: The many strengths of Chile's insurance sector will continue to prevail over the next five years. Premiums will grow steadily in both major segments, thanks in part to product...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View:   The Chile an medical device market is small but per capita expenditure , valued at US$49 in 2013, ranks first in Latin America. Espicom forecas ts a low double-digit...

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Mining

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BMI View: Chile's mining sector will see modest growth of 1.2% on average per annum in 2014-2018. M ajor miners will continue to develop several large projects, encouraged both by the...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View:   Chile is on the wrong side of the supply demand curve and recogni s es that it has little chance of increasing do mestic oil and gas reserves to change that reality. Nevertheless, its...

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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: Improving standards of intellectual property protection will provide incentives for both local and foreign pharmaceutical companies to have long-term strategies in Chile. In addition,...

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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...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: We are optimistic on the outlook for the Chilean commercial real estate market. Although the short-term economic outlook may mean a slowdown in the sector's growth, we see significant...

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Renewables

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BMI View: We have long held an optimistic outlook towards the Chilean renewable energy industry. A number of key fundamentals support this buoyant view, including strong government conviction...

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Retail

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BMI View: The Chilean retail market has significant long-term potential, with an increasingly affluent middle class fuelling demand for non-essential items and driving up consumer spending....

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Shipping

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BMI View: Considerable investment in the expansion of Chile's ports confirms our positive outlook for its ports infrastructure and the wider construction industry. In the immediate term, we...

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Telecommunications

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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. BMI cautions...

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Water

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BMI View:   Water qual ity and water scarcity remain the two main issues that this water stressed country is facing. The problem is magnified by the fact that the country's two biggest industr...

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