Why Invest in Colombia?

Why iInvesting in Colombia?

Fifth country with largest FDI in 2011

Colombia, a diamond for foreign investment

  • Surveys like the one conducted by J.P. Morgan reveals that Colombia is the second most promising Latin American country for investment in the next three years.
  • According to the Doing Business report of the World Bank, Colombia is one of the 12 world economies where it is easier to do business.
  • Between 2010 and 2011 direct foreign investment in Colombia showed a record growth of 91.8%.

The world investment map has changed in the last few years and the sight of investors is now fixed on emergent countries which, without being world powers, offer growing, safer and strategic markets with projection for foreign capital. Colombia is now reaching a leading position amongst these nations, due to the trust and credibility created by the growth of its economy in the last decade.

International reports emphasize the good conditions of Colombia. In 2011, the country reached the fifth place in Direct Foreign Investment in the world, according to the United Nations Conference for Commerce and Development.  Investment grew from $6.8 million USD in 2010 to $13.234 million USD in 2011, a record in the country's economy exceeding the objective set for 2014.

In the recent Global Competitiveness Report, the World Economic Forum placed Colombia in the fifth global position in the category of best protection for investors.  Also, the World Bank's Doing Business report of 2012, places Colombia as the third best country in Latin America and the Caribbean to do business and for investment.

In addition, the ranking published by Bloomberg Market, in its March edition, includes Colombia in the list of most promising emergent economies in twelfth place above countries such as Mexico and Brazil. The investment climate, the ease to do business, the GDP expansion and the reduction in inflation and public debt are all elements in favor of the country.  

These results strengthen investors' trust, as well as the backing of the three must important risk evaluators, which granted Colombia the investment grade in 2011, and in the first days of 2012 ranked satisfactorily the national economy, considering it has good growth perspectives and a better position to face any international crisis.