Market Report, "Colombia Infrastructure Report Q1 2016", published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Feb 19 2016

The creation of a new private equity fund to allow pension funds to invest in infrastructure further diversifies Colombia's financing sources for projects, reducing the risks associated with the financing stage in the project cycle and improving the overall risk profile of the country. Furthermore, the new investment vehicle supports our positive forecasts for Colombia's construction industry in 2016.

Key Trends And Developments

In the new low oil price environment, our Country Risk team forecasts GDP to grow by 3.4% in 2016 after an average of 4.8% between 2010 and 2014. In turn, we forecast construction industry value to grow by 7.6% in real terms in 2016.

A new private equity fund that enables pension funds to invest in infrastructure has been created. Diversifying the sources of funding for infrastructure in Colombia will help reduce the cost of debt for projects as well as improving the overall risk profile of the country.

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The lower oil price environment has prompted the Colombian government to revise its budget estimates significantly as oil revenues account for about one fifth of total government inflows. In this context, encouraging private investment - through vehicles such as the above mentioned fund - will be critical to the implementation of the government's ambitious infrastructure plans.

Despite the headwinds highlighted above, the national road programme 4G continues to make progress with the third wave of public-private partnership projects being awarded. This positive trend in the transport infrastructure sector has been accompanied but increasing investment in the ports subsector.

Risk/Reward Index

Due to the country's strong growth prospects and improving business environment, Colombia has kept its top place in our Latin America regional table.

With regards to Country Rewards, where Colombia scores the highest at 69.9 out of 100, we highlight the labour market for infrastructure for being one of the strongest in the region.

Colombia achieves a high score for the level of competitiveness in the market and the transparency of the tendering process.

The Colombia Infrastructure Report features BMI Research'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 Colombia Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Colombian infrastructure and construction industry.

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