Chile Infrastructure Report Q1 2015: New research report available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Jan 05 2015

We forecast modest growth of 2.6% for Chile's construction industry in 2015 on the back of falling fixed investment and weakening copper prices - the country's primary export . Despite offering one of the most attractive business environments in the region, we highlight that recent tender delays and contract cancellations will have a detrimental impact on investor sentiment towards the Chilean market.

Key Trends And Developments

* Chile's unique geography raises particular challenges for transport infrastructure. However, the attractive investment environment means that the sector will maintain solid growth in the medium term. Road building remains the primary focus, but railways and ports are also set to win big.
* We expect strong growth in renewable energy infrastructure given the country's high potential for biomass, solar, wind, and marine power generation. The unanimous passing by parliament of the upward revision to the country's renewable energy targets in September 2013 confirms our constructive view of the Chilean market. This was complemented by the introduction of a carbon tax in September 2014.
* We remain positive over the residential sector's long-term growth prospects. However, in the short term growth will be moderate due to weakening domestic demand and an uptick in unemployment. This will result in lower construction industry growth rates than the ones seen in 2011 and 2012, when government stimulus lead to a boom in industry value.
* Growth in gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) has dropped off sharply in recent quarters, highlighting a negative trend in investor sentiment, particularly with regards to the mining sector, where lower copper prices weigh heavily on profits,
* Chile now ranks second highest in our Latin America regional Risk/Reward Index, after Colombia. Market-friendly policies and strong institutions have been the hallmark of the Chilean government setting the benchmark for political stability in the...

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The Chile Infrastructure Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's Chile Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Chilean infrastructure and construction industry.

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