Guatemala Freight Transport and Shipping Report Q4 2017

BMI View:

Freight across all sectors will enjoy modest to high growth and maintain a positive outlook inthe medium term. A positive US economic outlook and a rebound in Latin American economies will providesupport for growth.

Road freight will post the weakest growth across all freight modes in the medium term. Despite this, it willcontinue to play a critical role given the absence of rail freight and the flexibility of the freight mode. Arebound in agricultural output and strong growth in incomes will drive demand for road freight. Poor projectmanagement and corruption will, however, further delay expansion and improvements to the road network.

Air freight tonnage volumes will be boosted by improving global trade and sustained growth in LatinAmerica where the bulk of Guatemala's key trade partners are located. Nevertheless, a significant threat ofindustrial action at the nation's main airport, and in the industry generally, may result in freighters choosingto transport goods via the slower but more reliable road freight route. Air freight will represent only afraction of the country's overall freight mix over the medium term, but growth in volumes will be healthy.

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Trade Forecast
Table: Trade Overview (Guatemala 2014-2021)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Guatemala 2014-2021)
Table: Top Five Trade Partners - Product Imports, 2009-2016 (USDmn)
Table: Top 5 Trade Partners - Product Exports, 2009-2016 (USDmn)
Road Freight Forecast
Table: Road Freight (Guatemala 2014-2021)
Air Freight Forecast
Table: Air Freight (Guatemala 2014-2021)
Shipping Forecast
Table: Major Ports (Guatemala 2015-2021)
Market Overview
Demographic Forecast
Guatemala Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Guatemala 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Guatemala 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Guatemala 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Guatemala 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Guatemala 1990-2025)
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology

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