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 (19)

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: Despite the negative impact of currency depreciation against the dollar, we expect 2014 will be another strong year of growth in Colombia's consumer electronics market. Medium - term...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View:   The Colombian government is involved in ongoing talks with left-wing insurgent group Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC). At the same time, the peace talks are...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View:   I nvestor i nterest in Colombia has picked up in recent years, with key examples including the move by Portugal's leading food retailer, Jerónimo Martins, to target Co lombia ahead...

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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 upwardly revised our construction industry forecast for Colombia in 2014 on the back of strong momentum in the awarding of road infrastructure projects. Our 2014 growth forecast...

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Insurance

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BMI View: Colombia's insurance sector is rightly seen as one of the most dynamic of any globally. 2014 will be seen as a year of consolidation in a long period of otherwise rapid growth. Foreign...

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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: We expect uneven mining sector growth through 2018 across various countries within Ce ntral America and the Caribbean. The region has significant untapped mineral potential, though...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View : Colombia's energy sector seems to be headed for an inflection point over the medium term. In the past decade we have seen strong liquids production growth, buoyed by improvements to...

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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:   President Juan Manuel Santos' re-election in June has given him a strong mandate to continue the process of healthcare reform in Colombia. Although the Santos administration has been...

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Power

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BMI View: The outlook for the Colombian energy sector is broadly positive, with demand for electricity steadily growing, and the government having recently taken several positive steps towards...

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Retail

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BMI View: Colombia's retail sector shows strong growth projections for the 2014-2018 forecast period. BMI forecasts that total GDP will increase 52% from US$385bn in 2014 to US$585bn in 2018 ,...

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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 volumes in 2013. Shipping sector growth over...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View:   Mergers and network investment are offering greater growth potential for wireline services and put innovations such as IPTV on the agenda for 2014. BMI believes that operators...

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