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March 2020

Definitive figure: Foreign direct investment in Chile reached US$11,928 million in 2019

20 March 2020

The Central Bank has made an upward correction to its preliminary figure, raising it by US$1,132 million. In Chile’s National Accounts published in March, the Central Bank has corrected its preliminary figure for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Chile in 2019, raising it to US$11,928 million, equivalent to growth of 63% on 2018. This represented […]

Foreign direct investment reaches US$4,196 million in January

10 March 2020

The inflow, which was up by 295% on January 2019, may have reflected the acquisition of companies announced in recent months. In January, Chile received US$4,196 million in foreign direct investment (FDI), according to figures released this morning by the Central Bank of Chile. This represented an increase of 295% on January 2019 when the […]

InvestChile promotes new book with 40 opportunities for investment in mining

04 March 2020

The book, prepared by the Mining Ministry with the support of InvestChile, was launched at the trade show of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), the world’s most mining exploration venue.   The Chilean government has launched the book “Chile: Leader in metals that facilitate the future”, setting out details of 40 mining […]

February 2020

For the first time, Chile will present a project involving a mineral used in health care, the pharmaceutical industry and electromobility at an international trade show

26 February 2020

The Mining Minister, Baldo Prokurica, and the director of InvestChile, Cristián Rodríguez, participated in the launch of PDAC 2020, along with other government officials and representatives of the sector’s companies. The four-day Canadian trade show will have over 1,100 exhibitors and be visited by 25,000 people. Between March 1 and 4, Minister Baldo Prokurica will […]

Foreign direct investment increased by 78% in 2019 to US$10,797 million

10 February 2020

The most important component of the inflow was equity, which accounted for US$6,821 million. At US$10,797 million, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Chile in 2019 was up by 78% on the previous year. This was its second consecutive year of growth, after a 4% increase in 2018 (US$6,082 million), and the total for the year […]

January 2020

InvestChile portfolio of projects grows by 31% in 2019

21 January 2020

The portfolio of projects supported by the Agency – which are at different stages of development – reached a value of US$18,448 million. China emerged as the principal origin of the portfolio, accounting for projects worth US$4,852 million, up by 167% on 2018. InvestChile, the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency, closed 2019 with a 31% increase […]

Corfo calls specialized lithium producers to invest in Chile with stable supply and at a preferential price

20 January 2020

Corfo calls on Specialized Producers from all over the world to develop a new industry in the country, profitable and exportable to the globe. Corfo, the Chilean Economic Development Agency, calls on Specialized Producers from all over the world to show their interest in developing capacities in Chile to produce lithium derived materials with a preferential […]

Minister Palacios chairs meeting of Committee of Ministers for the Promotion and Attraction of Foreign Investment

16 January 2020

During the meeting, the director of InvestChile, Cristián Rodríguez, reported on the Agency’s principal activities in 2019. On Monday, the Minister of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism, Lucas Palacios, chaired a meeting of the Committee of Ministers for the Promotion and Attraction of Foreign Investment. During the meeting, the director of InvestChile, Cristián Rodríguez, reported […]

Foreign direct investment up by 4% in first 11 months of 2019 to US$10,615 million

08 January 2020

The figure is 75% higher than the total received by Chile in 2018. At US$10,615 million, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Chile in the first 11 months of 2019 represented an increase of 4% on the same period in 2018. The figure was 75% higher than the FDI received by Chile in the whole of […]

December 2019

Chile stands out as Latin America’s “Brain Hub”

27 December 2019

According to a study by Nearshore Americas, Chile generates the region’s best talent for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Latin America’s information technology ecosystem is expanding rapidly. Although no country in the region ranks among the world’s top 50 countries on innovation, some have done important work in training skilled labor and continue to make strides […]