Chile is considered to be a country with a wide variety of sectors offering high growth opportunities for investments. Chile’s geography, location and natural resources provide a great number of competitive advantages in many industries and sectors such as Mining, Energy, Infrastructure, and the food sector, IT, among others.
Mining industry suppliers offer a world-class line-up of products and services, being both outstanding and competitive, and Chile’s copper industry alone provides one-third of government revenue. Out of 15 leading mining engineering offices in the world, 11 have a subsidiary in Chile.
Chile is aiming to diversify its sources of energy supply in the medium to long-term and a number of attractive financial incentives are being introduced for geothermal, wind and solar projects.
One of the sectors with most development potential in Chile is the food sector which represents 23% of exports, 17% of employment and almost 10% of Chilean GDP. The country is acknowledged worldwide for the quality of its wines, fresh fruit and seafood, being the second largest exporter of salmon in the world.
- Foreign Investment Committee – Government of Chile
- Investment Projects Portfolio – Mining Sector
- Investment Projects Portfolio – Infrastructure Sector
- Investment Projects Portfolio – Energy Sector
- Investment Projects Portfolio – Tourism Sector
- Chile: Land of opportunities
Huge Opportunities for the Mining Industry and Mining SuppliersThanks to abundant copper resources, progressive legislation and a healthy investment environment, Chile has become the copper-mining capital of the world, producing over a third of global output. Besides its strength in Copper, Chile is also the world’s largest producer of lithium and rhenium, third in molybdenum, fifth in silver and 15th in gold. Projected investment in mining projects in Chile planned for the next eight years amount to of US$ 104 billion. More than US$ 13 billion are spent every year on supplies for the operation of the mining industry in Chile, 40% of all Latin American spending in this area.
|Opportunities in Agribusiness
Agribusiness is one of the country’s most important sectors after copper mining, accounting for 12% of Chile’s GDP and 25% of exports in 2011. Chile has unparalleled natural advantages for producing counter-season food products of a typical Mediterranean diet that are in line with an international trend towards healthy eating. The Andes Mountains, the Pacific Ocean and the Atacama Desert provide a phytosanitary and zoosanitary island that is naturally protected against the entry of pests and plagues.
The portfolio of projects for the period 2012-2014 envisages tenders for contracts worth a total of US$7.7 billion, including the creation of higher-standard roads, hospitals, and airports. Hospital BOP tenders of 11 hospitals are being evaluated with an investment value of close to US$ 2 billion and a contribution of about 4,580 new beds.