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Approximately 20% of total fertilizer consumption in Colombia is supplied by domestic production, so it can be assumed that the rest is obtained from imports.

 

  • In 2016 the gross production of agrochemicals was USD 1.4 billion, which represented a growth of 6.9% compared to 2015. Products with the highest sales were: insecticides and fungicides; complex and mixed fertilizers; and nitrogen fertilizers.
  • According to the World Bank, Colombia is the country in the region with the highest fertilizer consumption per hectare, with a use 5.9 times higher than its neighbors in the region. Currently in Colombia approximately USD 2 billion of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides are produced.
  • Colombia has 16 commercial agreements with preferential access in the different tariff items of chemical products to countries such as the United States and other CAN countries. That is why, it has become the number one supplier of all categories of agrochemicals in Ecuador; salts and mixtures of calcium and ammonium nitrates in Peru; products with aldrin in the Dominican Republic; herbicides in Jamaica; and fungicides in Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Jamaica, El Salvador and Guatemala.
  • Colombia is consolidated as an export platform to serve the different markets of the region. In 2017, US $ 468 million were exported to markets such as Brazil (27%), Ecuador (12%) and Mexico (12%).
  • The regional market in 2016 reached more than USD 27.1 billion. Brazil was the country that participated with the highest amount of imports (USD 8.4 billion), followed by the United States (USD 6.9 billion) and Canada (USD 2.5 billion).

 

  • Establish fertilizer formulation and mix plants to serve the growing local market, taking into account their high consumption in Colombia and high imports close to 80% of the total local consumption.
  • Install agrochemical distribution centers to take advantage of Colombia's trade agreements and establish an export platform for the region.

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Yara

A leading company in the production and marketing of mineral fertilizers for agriculture, inaugurated a new Premium product plant in Cartagena to meet the growing demand in Latin America for solutions for crop nutrition.

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The textile and apparel industry in Colombia has more than 100 years of experience and a consolidated and experienced production chain. It is recognized in the region due to its quality, workmanship and exclusive designs. Adding its network of trade agreements and strategic location it makes an ideal export platform for those companies that want to expand their operations in Latin America.

  • This sector is one of the most dynamic in the Colombian economy, in 2017 the Textile – apparel sector represented 6% of industrial GDP. An important generator of employment, it is estimated that the production of apparel provides about 70% of the employment of the chain.
  • Exports of fashion industry products registered a value of US$921 million in 2017. Colombia has a broad business fabric, with 1,333 export companies reaching 107 countries around the world.
  • The textile and apparel industry in Colombia It is recognized in the region due to its quality, workmanship and exclusive designs. Adding its network of trade agreements and strategic location it makes an ideal export platform for those companies that want to expand their operations in Latin America.
  • The offer is characterized by its diversity of products, currently produced and exported products such as jeans, men's and women's underwear, household linen, shapewear and control clothing, formal clothes, sweaters, male and female swimwear, hosiery, baby / children's clothing, sportswear, uniforms, casual wear, footwear, leather goods, jewelery and custome jewelery among others.
  • The Textile-apparel sector is one of the priority industries for the country. Through the Government's Productive Transformation Program, (Programa de Transformación Productivo PTP) it seeks to empower the technification of production processes that strengthen the activity of the Fashion industry chain and increase exports to other markets; with value-added products and with functional and innovative characteristics.
  • The sector has supportive entities such as Textile and Clothing Cluster, the Sectorial Chamber of ANDI, Inexmoda, ProColombia, PTP, SENA, among others.
  • Entities such as SENA offer free training to companies and workers. Currently has multiple specialized programs for the textile and apparel industry with national coverage.

These are some of the reasons for investing in the Fashion sector. We invite you to find out in detail more reasons to develop investment projects in Colombia.

 

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Investment Opportunities

  • Export platform taking advantage of the strategic location, industrial capacity and trade agreements
  • Strategic alliances. Colombian companies with the ability to associate with foreign investors to reach regional and international markets, taking advantage of their knowledge
  • Supply of the local industry of inputs nowadays imported. The imports of textiles and inputs have increased in the last years and the industry needs to supply the demand of the local production.

Regions

Learn about the main regions that offer investment opportunities for the Fashion sector:

  • Risaralda
  • Tolima

Success Stories

  • Coats: This company has operated in Colombia for more than fifty years as a chain of Coats in the city of Pereira, Risaralda.
  • Parkdale: Operates with the Colombian company de Hilados, with a production plant in the Zona Franca de Rionegro. It has capacity for open end carding and ring-spun combing.
  • Polymer Group: It has a production plant in the Zona Franca del Pacífico in Cali, Valle del Cauca.
  • Kaltex: The Italian acquired shareholding in the Colombian company Coltejer.

These are only some of the reasons to invest in the Fashion sector, we invite you to learn in detail about these and more reasons to make Colombia the destination for your projects.

 

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The strategic position Colombia has in Latin America along with the increasing interest of companies in the aerospace sector in the country makes the country an ideal spot for MRO development.

 

  • By 2036 Latin America will need 2,677 new passenger and freighter aircrafts to meet rising demand and to replace the existing fleet. This implies a higher demand of aircraft maintenance and reparation services.
  • In the next 20 years, air traffic in Latin America will grow 4.4% on average, higher than regions like North America (2.4%) and Europe (3.4%)
  • Nowadays there are six regional megacities: Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, Santiago and Sao Paulo. By 2036 Cancun, Panama City and Rio de Janeiro will join this group. These cities will account daily for 150,000 long-haul passengers.
  • Airbus expects that the MRO business will double from USD 60 billion to USD 120 billion per year by 2036.
  • Demand for MRO services in Latin America will reach USD 139 billion over the next 20 years; 8% of total global demand.
  • The region will demand 10% of new technicians and 9% of new pilots entering the industry worldwide.
  • In 2017, a total of 1.02 million tons of cargo was transported in Colombia by air, 2% more over 2016.
  • Colombia has 16 international airports located in the main cities of the country.
  • More than 60 training centers for the aerospace industry.
  • Some initiatives, like CIAS, ACOPAER and CAESCOL have been created for the development of the sector.

 

  • Establishment of MRO service companies to serve the growing regional passenger and cargo transport market. Aircraft fleet in Latin America and Colombia is expected to grow in the next years. This implies a higher demand of aircraft maintenance and reparation services.
  • Colombia has a strategic position in Latin America. This position has allowed Colombia to position itself as an important hub for the transport of passengers and cargo. El Dorado is the main cargo and passenger transport airport in Latin America.
  • Colombia offers possibilities in technology transfer from international companies to local companies with experience in production of aircraft parts. Colombia has more than 100 aircraft maintenance workshops and an increasing workforce able to support the needs of aerospace companies.

Learn about the principal regions that offer investment opportunities in the Aerospace sector:

  • Risaralda
  • Antioquia

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Viva Air

The leading group of low-cost airlines in Latin America, announces the launch of Viva Air Labs, the first and only innovation laboratory in the aviation and tourism sector in Latin America.

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Colombia's packaging market has reached the 43.4 billion units sold. By 2019 this market will surpass the 45 billion units sold.

  • In the last five years, Colombian packaging have grown 1,3% (CAGR).
  • Flexible and glass containers represent 74,1% of total packaging sales.
  • Colombia has allowed preferential Access granting 0% tariff in most major packaging items to countries like the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Chile. The country has secured preferential access to a market of more than 1.5 billion consumers as a result of the 16 FTA's which benefit the export-oriented industry.
  • In addition to the large number of free trade agreements in the country, Colombia also enjoys a strategic location from which manufacturing companies can benefit, especially from a cost and time efficiency perspective within Latin America and the region. Considerable cost savings can be achieved from Colombia in order to logistically supply markets of the region.
  • Generation of a strategic alliance for the production of glass packaging, in order to meet the high regional demand of the cosmetic sector.
  • Assembly packaging plants to serve national and regional beverage and food industries and take advantage of Colombia as export platform.
  • Generation of PET packaging recovery schemes nationwide for sale to local companies dedicated to their use.

These are some of the reasons for investing in the Cosmetics and Toiletries sector. We invite you to find out in detail more reasons to consider investment projects in Colombia.

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Assembly plastic packaging plants to meets needs Latin America and the Caribbean and take advantage of Colombia as export platform to the region.

  • A positive dynamics of plastic packaging sector in Latin America: Sales of plastic packaging is 291,363 billion units and industry in the region grow at 2.1% CAGR in 2016 (Euromonitor International 2016).

Assembly plants plastic packaging to meet the beverage and processed food:

  • The increased investment and the establishment of new projects in food and beverage industry will push demand for plastic packaging: beverage sales totals US $ 2.93 million and the food consumption in Colombia will grow to 45% in 2018   (DANE, Euromonitor International, 2016).
  • In Colombia there are more than one hundred major national and foreign companies engaged in the production of food and beverages. The operation of major global players like DANONE, Nestle, PepsiCo, SABMiller, and the Nutresa Group, which is considered the fourth largest food company in Latin America in terms of market capitalization.

Installation of plastic packaging plants to supply the cosmetics and toiletries industry which represents a market of USD $ 7.1 billion:

  • Major multinationals have manufacturing operations in the country as in the case of L'oréal, P & G, Johnson & Johnson, Belcorp, Henkel, Avon, Unilever, Yanbal and Kimberly - Clark, who have made investments to develop global production, distribution and innovation & development centers.

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Success Stories

  • FEMSA: Mexican company Femsa opened Latin America's most modern beverage plant in Colombia
    After an investment of US $250 million, Coca-Cola FEMSA opened a plant in Tocancipá, Colombia in 2015. This facility, the most modern in the region, includes an energy-supply structure and a water recycling system—a model example of advanced industrial architecture in Latin America.
    The new plant combines German, Italian, Spanish, Argentine, American, and Colombian technology, represented by two large production lines with a capacity of 75 million unit cases per year and three medium lines with an additional production capacity of 55 million unit cases per year.
    The project in Tocancipá joins the production centers of Bogotá, Medellín, Bucaramanga, Barranquilla, Cali, and La Calera.

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The construction sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Colombian economy, is a dynamic industry and superior to other important sectors of the country as the mining and service activities.

  • In the next 5 years, the construction sector will grow by an average of 5%, becoming one of the main sectors that drive the growth in the country.
  • Colombia is the third largest construction market in Latin America, with an expected value of USD 23 billion for 2018.
  • The Colombian national government has four current construction programs, Casa Ya, Casa Ahorro, free houses program and credit subsidies, showing a strong support of the national government for this sector.
  • According to calculations by Asogravas, it is estimated that the production of construction materials will double from 160 million tons to 320 million by 2025.
  • It is estimated that by 2022 the cement consumption in Colombia will reach 19 million tons. (Business Monitor)
  • With more than 16 trade agreements in force, Colombia has preferential access to close to 1.5 billion consumers in markets such as the United States and the European Union. In addition, its privileged geographic location makes the country an ideal export platform for the region.
  • Companies like Saint Gobain, Mexichem and Cemex had chosen Colombia as their investment destination.

 

These are just some of the reasons to invest in Construction materials. We invite you to learn additional details about Colombia and why it is the perfect destination for your projects.

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Investment Opportunities

  • Installation of profiles, doors, metalwork and other aluminum products production plants for the construction industry to meet the needs of the internal and external markets. Colombia trade of construction materials has growth 13,8% between 2010 and 2017, going from USD 285.4 million to USD 324,7 million.
  • Installation of plants for the production of cement to provide the local and exports market. It is expected that the cement consumption in the country goes from 15.6 million tons in 2018 to 19 million tons in 2025.
  • Installation of plants for wood products for construction. The 38% of the wood for construction is used for the constructive and edifying process.
  • Investment in social interest housing projects. Colombia government is promoting different programs of social interest housing, especially in the suburbs. The prefabricated houses had advantages due to the construction speed, cost reduction, and the adaptability to locate them.
  • Installation of plants to meet the growing internal and regional needs for glass products used in the construction industry. The geographic location of the country facilitates the supply for construction industry in the countries of the Caribbean, Central America, and Andean region.
  • Installation of architectonical carpentry and wood finishes production plants for the construction industry. 62% of the wood used in construction is finishing (floors, ceilings, doors, and stairs).
  • Strategic alliances with Colombian companies. Sixteen commercial agreements that allow reaching 1.500 million consumers.
  • Installation of steel and iron production plants to meet needs of the construction industry. The Master Plan for intermodal transport projects an average annual investment of USD 3.5 billion for an estimated financing of USD 71 billion at the end of 2035. (Ministry of transport of Colombia)

Regions

Learn about the principal regions that offer investment opportunities in the Building Materials Industry:

  • Bogotá
  • Magdalena

Success Stories

  • Ternium will reinvest in Colombia to expand production in 2019
    The Argentine company, part of the Techint Group, present in Colombia since 2010, will invest USD $90 million in the country. The new plant will produce 520,000 tons of rebar and steel rolls for construction per year. They expect to start production in the second semester of 2019, creating 300 direct and 2,700 indirect jobs.
  • Japan's Castem chooses Colombia to install its first plant outside of Asia
    The Japanese company specializing in precision tool foundry for the automotive, medical, and construction industries is moving forward with the commissioning of an industrial plant on the western side of Bogotá.
    It will be this multinational's first plant outside of Asia. One of the reasons that the Japanese company chose Colombia is for its strategic location as an export platform to Mexican and US markets, where it plans to export goods in the future.
    To begin, the company invested US $5 million and began its operations in the free-trade zone of Intexzona, on the western side of Bogotá, creating 50 jobs. The investment contributes to the transfer of precision material foundry technology, innovation, and knowledge in order to increase competitiveness in this sector in Colombia and in the region.

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