Natural stones, premium white wines, and creative industries are some of the areas being projected.
Friday, June 03, 2011
a. Natural stone industry
Antofagasta is renowned for its wealth of mineral resources. The quantity and quality of these resources - particularly travertine - provide great potential for further industrial development of natural stones. This US$40 billion global industry increases by 8% (production) annually. With this growth in global demand, investment opportunities lie in:
- the extraction of minerals
- the manufacture of products
- the sector's auxiliary industry
b. Premium White Wines
The Chilean wine industry has developed significantly over recent years, in terms of both production volume and quality, and the reputation of Chilean wines has allowed exports to continue to reach new markets. The Valparaíso region has stood out for its production of premium white wines (Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc) in the Casablanca valley, and more recently in the San Antonio area.
c. Creative industries
Los Rios is seeking to promote itself as a 'Creative Region' by developing those industries associated with cultural or creative activities. The region has a Creative Industries Competitiveness Improvement Program, which focuses specifically on the development of the design, audiovisual, music and IT sectors.
d. Livestock Farming - Meat Industry
The emerging meat industry in the Bío Bío region offers the following opportunities:
- Farming and production of cattle and sheep
- New species development such as emus and feral-wagyu
- The introduction of new breeds of sheep that can produce finer wool
- Development of heavier lambs
- Sheep milk production
e. Livestock Farming - Dairy Industry
The emerging dairy industry in the Bío Bío region presents investment opportunities in the manufacturing and marketing of various products, including milk, UHT milk, powdered milk, cheese, yoghurt, butter, cream and ice cream.
f. Tourism & Logistics Services in Antarctica
Magallanes & Chilean Antarctica
Magallanes is being developed as a gateway to Antarctica and a platform for Antarctic logistics. The following investment opportunities are available:
- Logistics services not addressed in the Antarctic program
- Antarctic tourism development
- Waste recycling in the Antarctic
- Modular construction which incorporates renewable energy
- Food services
- Specialized clothing
g. Agro-Industry - European Hazelnut
The emerging European Hazelnut industry in the Los Lagos region presents opportunities for the development of plantations and the production of shelled and unshelled nuts for exportation. Additionally, there are opportunities in technology investments related to European Hazelnut production.