Chile Infrastructure Report

Published 19 August 2015

Quarterly report providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Infrastructure industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast, BMI's Infrastructure Risk Reward Index, Market Overview and Company Profiles.

Why you should buy this report

  • Gain independent insight into the outlook for the infrastructure industry through BMI's 10 year forecasts
  • Understand the market through analysis of projects , investment plans and key players
  • Understand the threats to your operations and investments and protect your company against future risks

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Chile Infrastructure Report
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BMI View: We maintain our positive construction industry growth forecast for Chile in 2015 at 2.6% in real terms on the back of weak oil prices , which will reduce the country's energy import bills. Growth in the sector will be further supported by a n infrastructure fund to stimulate economic growth and boost development.

Key Trends And Developments

  • Chile is benefiting from weak oil prices as the country is a net hydrocarbon importer. Lower energy costs will increase investment in the infrastructure sector in the coming quarters.

  • A new infrastructure fund and plans to create a concessions agency further support our positive outlook for the construction industry in Chile. Apart from encouraging infrastructure development, this fund has been created with the aim of incentivising economic growth and creating new jobs. Our Country Risk team currently forecasts 3% GDP real growth in 2015 and an average of 3.8% between 2016-2020.

  • Chile's unique geography raises particular challenges for transport infrastructure. However, the attractive investment environment means the sector will maintain solid growth in the medium term. Road building remains the primary focus, although we have not seen significant traction over 2015.

  • 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 expect growth in the non-residential sector to be driven by investment in hospitals and prison infrastructure. A robust project pipeline and strong government support will see the expansion of this sector which will, in turn, contribute to boosting construction industry growth in the country.

  • Chile now ranks second highest in our Latin...

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BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Chile 2013-2018)
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Chile 2019-2024)
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Key Transport Projects
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Key Energy & Utilities Infrastructure Projects
Residential/NonResidential Building - Outlook And Overview
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Chile Risk/Reward Index
Policy Uncertainty To Weigh On Latin America
Table: Latin America Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Table: EQS Data
Company Profile
Grupo ACS
Global Industry Overview
Table: Infrastructure Key Themes 2015
Table: Asia: Key Reforms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

The Chile 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 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.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Chile to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Chilean infrastructure market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Chilean infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Chile.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering infrastructure and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into construction (social, commercial and residential), transport (roads, railways, ports, airports, etc), and energy & utilities (powerplants, pipelines and so on).

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the infrastructure and construction sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (up to 2012) and forecasts to end-2024 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key developments in the market and risks to the main forecasts. Indicators include:

Construction: Industry value (USDbn); contribution to GDP (%); total capital investment (USDbn); real growth (%).

Construction industry real growth forecasts (%) and industry value (USDbn) forecasts for industry sectors are split into Residential and Non-residential and Infrastructure sectors. Where the data is available for particular countries the infrastructure is further broken down into indicators for the transport subsectors of roads, railways, airports and ports and the energy and utilities sub-sectors of power plants and transmission grids, oil & gas pipelines and water infrastructure. This dataset is unique to the market.

The reports also include analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sectors (transport, utilities, commercial construction).

BMI’s Infrastructure Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and  demographic data points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Overview

An assessment of the competitive landscape and key challenges to entering the market. Details of the largest companies active in the sector across the sub-segments of the industry, including the key financial figures from some of the largest players in the sector.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.


The Infrastructure reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.