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How competitive is the local mining industry, and what reforms are necessary to boost activity?


As Colombia looks to improve investor sentiment and spur an infusion of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the mining sector, the administration of President Iván Duque has outlined detailed plans to reform existing community consultation guidelines, amid legal uncertainty regarding the awarding of project contracts.

Chapter | Mining from The Report: Colombia 2019

With broad political support and efforts to improve the licensing process, the mining industry looks set to experience a rebound in 2019. While investments in coal production are unlikely to increase substantially in the coming years, segments such as gold, copper, nickel, emeralds, and other metallic and non-metallic minerals will provide attractive targets for investment. Government efforts...

Since the drop in commodity prices in 2014, Colombia’s economy has been recovering and is set to expand in 2019 and 2020. In May 2018 Colombia was invited to become the 37th member of the OECD, a positive development that should increase the country’s international political and economic prominence in the coming decades. However, challenges to ensuring Colombia’s continued economic progress remain.

Colombia busca impulsar la confianza y la actividad de los inversionistas en el sector minero mediante la definición de planes de gobierno para reformar el proceso de consulta comunitaria existente, el cual suscita una cierta incertidumbre en el plano legal,  sobre todo en lo concerniente a la adjudicación de proyectos.

A pesar de la caída en la actividad de algunas áreas en lo que va de año, el sector automotriz de Colombia puede estar listo para repuntar en el nuevo año, con una baja en las tasas para préstamos, mejores condiciones económicas y nuevos acuerdos comerciales con socios regionales, que se espera faciliten un crecimiento renovado.

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