2018 Latin America Outlook

$ 975.00

A comprehensive overview of Latin America in 2018. Learn about the short- and long-term outlook for Latin America, the 13 most significant regional disruptors to monitor, and key scenarios to prepare for.

Overview, Table of Contents & Sample Pages below


Latin America (LATAM) is poised for higher growth in 2018 as domestic demand conditions improve and political uncertainty subsides on the back of key presidential elections in Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil.

B2C companies will confront consumers with greater purchasing power on the back of lower inflation and interest rates. B2B companies will benefit from greater business performance across industries. Commodity price stabilization will ease fiscal pressures for commodity-exporting countries, but greater commitment to prudent spending will limit the extent to which B2G companies can benefit from public discretionary spending.

Multinational executives will need to focus on aligning their local teams around growth strategies to capture pent-up demand, while continuing to manage persisting global and regional risks.

What you will learn

  • What are the main drivers shaping the business landscape for the Latin America region
  • How will foreign exchange (FX) conditions impact econmic growth
  • What implications regional and global drivers will have on market prioritization, competitive dynamics, customer behavior and Latin America’s operating environment

What you will receive

  • Immediate access to the 94-page PDF report
  • Exclusive email updates covering emerging markets business topics
  • Special discounts on future report purchases


Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary3
  • Latin America in the Global Context4
  •   Global Growth Will Accelerate Slightly5
  •   LATAM’s Growth Will Remain Low6
  •   Improving Profitability Will Be Key7
  •   LATAM Remains Attractive for Business8
  •   Operating Conditions Are Relatively Good9
  • FSG View on Latin America and Scenarios10
  •   FSG View on Latin America11
  •   Key LATAM Trends for 201812
  •   Economic Growth Will Accelerate in 201813
  •   Lower Inflation Will Expand Consumption14
  •   Elections Will Resolve Political Uncertainty15
  •   Greater Stability Will Boost Investment16
  •   Elections Will Fail to Lift Public Spending17
  •   China’s Economy Will Continue to Slow18
  •   Commodity Prices Will Remain Stable19
  •   US Growth Will Continue to Be Moderate20
  •   GDP Dynamics Will Converge in 201821
  •   Currencies Have Gained Against the USD22
  •   Currncies Will Remain at Current Levels23
  •   Market Disruption Risk Remains Elevated24
  •   LATAM in 2018: Scenarios Overview25
  •   FSG’s Bias Continues to Be to the Downside26
  •   Markets Assign Higher to Mercosur27
  • Long-Term Outlook28
  •   LATAM’s Long-Term Outlook is Improving29
  •   Signposts for Prioritizing Investment30
  •   Progress on Reforms Has Varied31
  • Business Implications32
  •   Business Implications of Regional Trends33
  •   Market Expansion is Increasingly Granular34
  •   Big Markets Will Concentrate Investment35
  •   Consumer Spending Will Accelerate36
  •   Consumers Will Start Trading Up37
  •   B2B Opportunities Alaign With Macro View38
  •   Public Budgets Will Remain Constrained39
  •   Pacific Alliance Will Deliver Better Results40
  •   FX Dynamics Will Start Favoring MNCs41
  •   Competitive Pressures Will Persist42
  •   Localizatio to Gain Market Share43
  •   M&A Has Lost Attractiveness44
  •   Operating Conditions Will Improve in 201845
  • Strategic Priorities for 201846
  •   Strategic Priorities for 201847
  •   Deepen Portfolio-Allocation Capabilities48-49
  •   Pursue Subnational Pockets of Opportunity50
  •   Localizing Is a Strategic Imperative51
  •   Develop a Localization Strategy52
  •   Reassess Customer Segments53
  •   Assess Premiumization Opportunities54
  •   Value-Added Services (VASs) Are Becoming Key55
  •   Monetization of VASs Is Not a Given56
  •   Manage for VAS Profitability57
  •   Assess Channel Partners’ Margin Impact58
  •   Build Distributors’ Capabilities59
  •   Align Channels for Growth60
  •   Anticipate Channel Transitions61
  •   Strengthen Government Engagement62
  •   Design Forward-Looking Dashboards63
  •   Establish Quarterly Business Risk Reviews64
  •   Leverage Contingency-Planning Tools65
  •   Improve Alignment and Resilience66
  • Potential Disruptors of Latin America’s Performance67
  •   Market Disruption Risk Remains Elevated68
  •   Event #1: China Loses Control69
  •   Event #2: US-China Trade War70
  •   Event #3: Korean Conflict71
  •   Event #4: NAFTA Exit72
  •   Event #5: NAFTA Modernization73
  •   Event #6: Eurozone Crisis Renewed74
  •   Event #7: Brexit Canceled75
  •   Event #8: OPEC Deal Dismantlement76
  •   Event #9: Oil Supply Shortage77
  •   Event #10: Anti-Market Electoral Backlash78
  •   Event #11: Anti-Corruption Side Effects 79
  •   Event #12: FARC Agreement Rollback80
  •   Event #13: Venezuela’s Half-Hearted Reform81
  • Country Outlooks82
  •   Brazil Outlook83
  •   Mexico Outlook84
  •   Argentina Outlook85
  •   Colombia Outlook86
  •   Chile Outlook87
  •   Peru Outlook88
  •   Venezuela Outlook89
  •   Ecuador Outlook90
  •   Central America Outlook91
  •   Caribbean Outlook92
  • About Frontier Strategy Group93

Sample Pages

Latam 2018 Commodity Prices

Latam 2018 Market Disruptions

Latam 2018 Risk Reviews

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