Chile is not only Latin America’s best evaluated economy but also one of the best evaluated emerging economies internationally.
Its hallmark stability, transparency and competitiveness and excellent business prospects position the country as the best destination for foreign investment in Latin America and one of the world’s leading destinations.
In its World Investment Report 2015, UNCTAD ranked Chile as the world’s 11th largest recipient of foreign direct investment in 2014. With an inflow of US$23,000 million in 2014, Chile took second place in Latin America after Brazil and ahead of Mexico.
Chile was the sixth largest recipient of FDI among developing economies in 2014, according to UNCTAD.
A reliable country
Chile is a safe place in which to do business as borne out by risk ratings agencies, which have increased or maintained their high ratings for the country, highlighting its low level of public debt, the health of its financial system and its solid institutions.
A competitive country
In the 2014-2015 Global Competitiveness Index published by the World Economic Forum, Chile took 33rd place out of 144 economies, ahead of all other Latin American countries.
An attractive business climate
In the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Business Environment Ranking 2014-2018, Chile took 13th place out of 82 economies.
A transparent country
In Transparency International’s 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index, Chile obtained a score of 73 points, ranking among the 21 best-placed economies out of the 175 countries included in the Index.
An internationally integrated country
Chile has signed trade agreements with more than 60 countries, expanding its domestic market of 16.6 million inhabitants to one of over 4,302 million potential consumers around the world (representing 85.7% of global GDP and 63% of the world’s population).
A globally connected country
Chile has world-class highways and telecommunications services, with a high penetration of technology and excellent connectivity. In the Networked Readiness Index 2014 published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), it took 35th place out of 148 economies, ranking first in Latin America.
A country with talent
Chile stands out not only for its high-standard professionals but also as the home of two of the universities that, according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), are among the top ten in Latin America. In addition, it took 26th place out of 60 economies in the Global Talent Index 2015 of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
A country to live in
The capital Santiago is one of Latin America’s most liveable cities, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and the country is also well evaluated in studies such as the Global Peace Index where, in 2014, it ranked 30th out of 162 countries.
Headquarters in Chile
Santiago offers overseas companies some of the world’s most attractive installation costs. In its Prices and Earnings report for 2012, the UBS investment bank gave Chile’s capital a score of 52.8 points and 60th position out of 72 cities in a ranking where first place indicates the most expensive city (Oslo) and New York is the base of comparison with 100 points.