Investments in Chile
Foreign Investment Committee
Chile is widely recognized for
its success in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Between 1974
and 2002, materialized foreign investment totaled US$ 58.2 billion. Of
this amount, almost 90% has entered the country since 1990 and, in this
period, Chile has consistently achieved some of the world's highest FDI/GDP
Aware of the host of opportunities Chile offers, international companies
have been steadily making their way into different sectors of the economy,
either by developing new projects or through mergers & acquisitions.
Today, more than four thousand companies from 64 countries have
investments in Chile. And, because of Chile's growing network of free
trade agreements, they not only target the domestic market, but also enjoy
privileged access to almost one billion consumers around the world.
FDI has played a vital role in driving Chile's rapid modernization. It has
not only helped to sustain economic growth, but has also brought
improvements in social conditions and in overall development indicators.
And, by creating new jobs around the country, it has encouraged
decentralization. As well as introducing new technology and know-how and
increasing Chile's commercial and financial integration with the rest of
the world, foreign capital has brought new training opportunities and
management techniques, helped to improve customer services and fostered
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