Boston, MA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/11/2014 -- The Chilean construction industry recorded a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.79% during the review period (2009-2013). During the review period, and following the 2010 earthquake, growth was supported by a rapid inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI), low unemployment, reconstruction and modernization work. The growth of the construction industry is expected to remain strong over the forecast period (2014-2018), as the government is increasing its efforts to improve the country's infrastructure, meet the rising demand for residential units and increase investment in the mining and retail industries. The construction industry's output is expected to record a CAGR of 8.90% over the forecast period.
- The construction industry is likely to expand over the forecast period, as a result of healthy inflows of FDI. According to the Foreign Investment Committee, the country attracted a total of CLP11.1 trillion (US$28.2 billion) in FDI in 2012; an increase of 63.0% over 2011. The Pacific Alliance, a Latin American trade bloc comprising Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, received CLP1.0 quadrillion (US$2.1 trillion) as total planned investment for the period 2013-2016. Of this total investment, Chile is likely to receive CLP50.2 trillion (US$102.0 billion) FDI over 2013-2016. Continuous investments in the mining industry and infrastructure will also aid growth of the construction industry over the forecast period.
- During the review period, the Chilean construction industry registered a value add CAGR of 11.07% in nominal terms, reaching a value of CLP10.9 trillion (US$22.9 billion) in 2013. Over the forecast period, the construction value added is expected to register a CAGR of 8.49%, to value CLP16.5 trillion (US$34.4 billion) in 2018. Forecast-period growth will depend upon healthy economic growth, increased investments and favorable business conditions.
- Due to the increasing number of people living in residential areas - longer distances from prime locations - retailers are focusing on establishing the mini-malls segment. Due to the healthier economic environment, improving consumer confidence has helped to increase the number of investments in the retail sector. According to a Chilean business newspaper, Pulso is planning to invest CLP3.5 trillion (US$7.1 billion) by 2017. Falabella, a Chilean department store retailer, will make the largest investment of CLP2.0 trillion (US$4.0 billion), which will add 527 stores and 51 malls to its retail portfolio. Other retailers such as Cencosud and Parque Arauco will invest CLP590.3 billion (US$1.2 billion) and CLP221.4 billion (US$450.0 million) respectively. Such developments in the retail sector will support the retail buildings category over the forecast period.
- The residential construction market will be fueled further by projects such as: the Vitacura Cumbres del Condor Residential Complex, valued at CLP17.9 billion (US$37.0 million); the Rancagua Portal Machali Housing Complex, worth CLP18.9 billion (US$39.0 million); and the Papudo Residential Units Development project, worth CLP48.6 billion (US$100.0 million). All of these are expected to be completed over the forecast period.
- In 2012, the government passed a new research and development (R&D) law to stimulate R&D investments and establish Chile as a primary innovation hub in Latin America. Under the law, the corporate taxpayer can claim a tax credit of 35.0% on all R&D projects, with the remaining 65% being tax-deductible in any sector. The law also tripled the maximum amount of tax credit that companies can claim to CLP583.8 billion (US$1.2 million) per year. Over the forecast period, growth in the research facilities category will be supported by the government's efforts to promote R&D activities.
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This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the construction industry in Chile. It provides:
- Historical (2009-2013) and forecast (2014-2018) valuations of the construction industry in Chile using construction output and value-add methods
- Segmentation by sector (commercial, industrial, infrastructure, institutional and residential) and by project type
- Breakdown of values within each project type, by type of activity (new construction, repair and maintenance, refurbishment and demolition) and by type of cost (materials, equipment and services)
- Analysis of key construction industry issues, including regulation, cost management, funding and pricing
- Detailed profiles of the leading construction companies in Chile
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Companies Mentioned in this Report: SalfaCorp SA, Besalco SA, Socovesa SA, TECSA Holding, Sigdo Koppers SA
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