• Construction

    OBG’s Construction sector analysis highlights investment opportunities in the infrastructure, residential, commercial and industrial segments. Government policies are reviewed along with labour, materials and land costs, trends in bank lending and the public tendering process.
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With economic growth reducing poverty and increasing the size of Colombia’s middle class, government programmes are having a major impact in lowering the country’s housing deficit.

Programmes to allocate free homes to the lowest-income segments, reduce the costs of acquisition and ease access to banking credit for other segments of the population...

 

To what extent has currency depreciation had an impact in terms of foreign investment?

 

Structural precaution against risk, along with an influx of investment coming from government housing programmes as well as private investors, continue to fuel Colombia’s housing market. Although government support has primarily focused on the lower-income segments of the population, the expansion of the middle class has helped move housing...

 

With plans set to modernise transport networks and government-led housing programmes expanding the availability of homes, Colombia’s construction sector remains an essential part of the economy.

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Colombia 2017

With plans set to modernise transport networks and government-led housing programmes expanding the availability of homes, Colombia’s construction sector remains an essential part of the economy. The government estimated that the construction sector will grow by 3.9% in 2017, largely driven by the execution of large-scale projects, which is set to accelerate growth of the infrastructure segment...

 

After contracting the previous year, the construction sector is looking to grow again in 2017. Still feeling the impact of the recent downturn, the sector is only expected to register growth in the fourth quarter, following the negative effects of the coastal El Niño floods in early 2017. While causing significant damage, the floods made it...