Chile Freight Transport Report Q1 2015 - New Report Available

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Thu Dec 25 2014

For 2015, BMI maintains it s 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 fixed investment in Chile amid mounting external headwinds, such as cooling external demand for copper, will affect real GDP growth in Chile in 2015. In addition, deteriorating investor sentiment and an ongoing slowdown in private consumption will drive growth even lower in Chile in 2015. Economic growth will accelerate moderately in 2015 on the back of stronger government consumption, an improved net exports position and a slight rebound in fixed investment.

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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. In the immediate term, we expect the port of San Antonio, now the country's largest port, to continue to outperform the port of Valparaíso. The former is expected to continue its solid pace of growth witnessed recently, registering growth in container throughput of almost 10% over medium-term forecast to 2019.

We also maintain our positive outlook for Chile's construction industry on the back of an investor-friendly business environment, political stability and a strong pipeline of projects. It should bode well for the freight infrastructure developments in the pipeline across Chile.

A stable political outlook and sound economic fundamentals position Chile for steady, albeit slower, economic progress, underpinning our view that the country will have achieved developed state status by 2023. While obstacles such as high reliance on copper exports and oil imports continue to pose a risk to economic progress, especially in light of what we view as a long-term downturn in Chinese demand for Chilean copper, we remain optimistic about Chile's economic potential over the next 10 years. Diversification away from commodity exports and...

The Chile Freight Transport Report has been researched at source, and features latest-available data covering commercial transport and logistics by road, rail, air and water; industry forecasts, company rankings covering leading national and multinational operators; and analysis of latest industry trends, opportunities, projects and regulatory changes.

Business Monitor International (BMI)'s Chile Freight Transport Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Chilean freight transport and logistics industry.

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent freight transport industry forecasts on Chile to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the strategic freight transport market.

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