Infrastructure Insight: Chile

  • ID: 3982957
  • Report
  • Region: Chile
  • 48 pages
  • GlobalData
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The report provides a detailed look into the infrastructure sector in Chile, including analysis of the state of the current infrastructure, the regulatory and financing landscapes, and the major projects in the construction pipeline.

The report covers all key infrastructure sectors: roads, railways, electricity and power, water and sewerage, communication, and airports and ports.


Expenditure on infrastructure construction in Chile is set to grow rapidly over the forecast period (2016-2020).

According to The Infrastructure Intelligence Center (IIC), the infrastructure construction market’s value rose from US$10.9 billion in 2010 to US$13.4 billion in 2015 and it is anticipated to reach US$17.7 billion by 2020 (in nominal value terms).

This growth is based on the assumption that a number of large-scale infrastructure projects move ahead as planned. These include the Costañera Central Highway, Santiago Metro Line 7, Maria Elena Thermo Solar Park, Acueducto de Aquatacama, Punilla Water Reservoir, the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport Expansion, and the Puerto de Gran Escala (PGE) San Antonio Development.


A concise analysis of the administrative, economic and political context for infrastructure in Chile

An in-depth assessment of the current state of infrastructure in Chile, including roads, railways, electricity and power, water and sewerage, communications, airports and ports

A focus on main political and financial institutions involved in the infrastructure market, as well as the competitive and regulatory environment

For each infrastructure sector, an explanation of the key drivers of growth in new investment and an analysis of the project pipeline, with a detailed look at the prospects for major projects and the companies that have secured contracts

Reasons To Buy:

- Assess the current state of Chile infrastructure, and the main drivers of investment, including the key institutions and financing methods.

- Investigate forecasts and gain an understanding of key trends in each of the main infrastructure sectors.

- Analyze the main project participants operating in each sector, to better understand the competitive environment.

- Identify top projects by sector, development stage and start date, to inform expansion strategy.

Key Highlights:

There are currently 350 large-scale infrastructure construction projects being tracked in Chile, at all stages of development from announcement to execution. These projects have a total investment value of US$140 billion.

The electricity and power sector accounts for the largest share of the project pipeline, with a total project value of US$91.4 billion. This is followed by water and sewerage infrastructure projects, with a pipeline of US$21.3 billion. The pipeline for airports and other infrastructure projects amounts to US$11.4 billion, and for roads it stands at US$9.7 billion. For railway infrastructure construction projects, the total work pipeline stands at US$6.9 billion.

When compared to other regional peers (Mexico, Brazil and Argentina) through the 2015-2016 World Economic Forum’s Global Competitive Report, Chile scores 4.6 points higher in terms of overall quality of infrastructure.

In July 2014, the administration of President Michelle Bachelet launched the Infrastructure, Development and Inclusion Agenda - Chile 30-30, to invest nearly US$28 billion in public and private infrastructure projects over 2014-2021. The agenda, which constitutes a long-term plan to reach 2030 with an average per capita income of US$30,000, aims to increase investments in public infrastructure from 2.5% to 3.5% of gross domestic product (GDP). The plan entails two main areas of investment, including an estimated US$9.9 billion in new concession projects until 2020, and US$18 billion in a range of public infrastructure projects and programs until 2021.
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2.1. Administrative Divisions
2.2. Political Scene
2.3. Public Finances and Credit Ratings
2.4. Demographics
2.5. Economic Performance
2.6. Construction Output
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