This report examines Latin America’s electronics industry in light of its industrial development, markets and economic growth, which is attracting investments from global electronics companies. The report focuses on the major markets: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador, which between them represent three-quarters of Latin America’s gross domestic product (GDP). The information in this report is based on reliable secondary sources, including research organizations, governmental agencies and trade associations.
The Latin American region has received significant attention in the last few years as a potential growth area for the electronics industry. This report not only provides insight into the economy and prominent industry sectors, it also examines political, economic and business risks companies need to understand as they consider pursuing opportunities in the region.
According to the report, OEMs have stepped up their investments and operations in Latin America, most notably in the automotive industry, and manufacturing production is poised for solid growth in 2013. In addition, multinational corporations in Latin America are diversifying their investments from assembly production into research and development, aiming to gain a firm foothold in the market. The region’s consumer markets are also expanding, driven by strengthening currencies, advanced credit and improved credit conditions.
Information in the report is based on carefully vetted secondary sources, including research organizations, governmental agencies and trade associations.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SECTION 2: COUNTRY PROFILES