Ecuador Infrastructure Report

Published 20 August 2015

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Ecuador Infrastructure Report

BMI View: Ecuador's construction industry growth will slow drastic ally over the next five years as the country faces the widest budget deficit in decades . Attracting and securing private investment will be vital to main taining infrastructure development , given that oil prices will remain low, leading to falling government's revenue and reduced public spending.

Key Trends And Developments

  • We believe Ecuador's infrastructure industry growth is highly unsustainable as it relies heavily on revenue from oil exports. As such, we forecast a moderation in the pace of growth in the short-to-medium term.

  • Falling oil prices will have a detrimental impact on the government's capacity to spend in infrastructure development, particularly for projects in the planning stage. Our Oil & Gas team forecasts Brent to average USD59/bbl in 2015 and USD61/bbl in 2016.

  • While strong demand for infrastructure had boosted prospects for Ecuador's construction industry over the medium term, weaknesses in the country's business environment will continue to present risks and cap growth. Chief among these will be financing.

  • Despite significant improvements, Ecuador's competitiveness is still weakened by its transport infrastructure. The roads, railways and ports, which are crucial to supporting the country's oil industry, need vast amounts of investment.

  • Ecuador is one of the largest oil producers in Latin America. However, like many Latin American countries, it relies more on hydropower than oil for its electricity generation. In this context, we note significant activity in the hydropower infrastructure sector, with strong Chinese support.

  • Political risk will continue to be a cause for concern for investors, with anti-democratic nuances and populist policies at odds with attracting international investment in infrastructure.

BMI Industry View
Infrastructure SWOT
Industry Forecast
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Ecuador 2013-2018)
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Ecuador 2019-2024)
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Competitiveness Of Ecuador's Infrastructure
Table: Key Projects: Transport
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Key Projects: Energy & Utilities
Residential/Non-Residential Building - Outlook And Overview
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Ecuador - Infrastructure 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
Isolux Cors-n
Semaica, Sevilla y Martinez
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 Ecuador 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 Ecuador Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Ecuadorian infrastructure and construction industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Ecuador to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Ecuadorian infrastructure market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Ecuadorian infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Ecuador.
  • 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.

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