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Mega Trends in LATAM, Forecast to 2025

Mega Trends in LATAM, Forecast to 2025

Most of the economies of LATAM are dependent on external forces such as the Chinese and the US economy, global commodity, and oil prices. With the slightest fluctuations in these economies, LATAM economies will be impacted the most. In the past years, LATAM had been sluggish in growth, due to falling commodity prices and oil price volatility.

After years of economic contraction, LATAM has seen gradual return of growth, supported by a gradual stabilization in commodities prices, along with reinforcement the US and the Eurozone economy. In the next decade, LATAM will see huge growth in digital inclusion, urbanization, cities creating economy as big as countries, upsurge of middle income class and growth of the affluent class, declining dependency ratio, advancement of renewable energy capacity, and high adoption of business disruption such as Fintech technology. All these factors will lead to the resurgence of the ‘next-generation’ continent in the next decade.

A strong service sector, steady growth of emerging economies and China's investment aid will help in the revival of the LATAM economy in the next 10 years. LATAM’s emerging economies such as Panama, Costa Rica, and Dominican Republic will have a positive and steady economic growth in the next decade, when compared to big economies such as Brazil and Mexico. The smartphone technology, satellite technology, energy, retail, and healthcare sectors of the continent have significant growth potential and are likely to drive the economy of the continent by 2025. LATAM’s economic resilience shows the commodity boom, which only explains a part of its broader growth story. As consumerism takes poise, LATAM’s demographic dividend in comparison to regions such as MENA, SSA, and Emerging Europe will be a key decisive factor in attracting global investments and market attention.

Key Questions Addressed:
What are the major Mega Trends the continent will see in the next 10 years?
What would be the impact of these Mega Trends on the economy and businesses of LATAM?
Which are the economies in the region that would be the next investment hubs?
What are the future prospects of this region that would lead to attract more global investments and market attention?

Key Features:
Extensive research covering 14 Mega Trends that would have the most significant impact on LATAM
Each Mega Trend further divided into sub-trends to identify region-wise opportunities for investments in various sectors
A macro-to-micro analysis to understand the unmet needs or inherent business opportunities in relevant industries

Key Topics:
Connectivity Trends: Digital future of LATAM, Internet economy, mobile economy, Big Data analytics market, cyber security market, and digital inclusion in sectors such as agriculture and governance 
Retail Trends: B2C online retail market, top online retailers of the region, and future transformational shifts in retailing
Urbanization trends: Mega Cities, Mega Regions, Mega Corridors, and urbanization rate
Smart is the New Green: Smart Cities and IoT Smart Developments
Social Trends: Demographic trends, middle class growth, women empowerment, and income distribution
Economy and Trade: Economic fundamentals of LATAM, foreign direct investments, and Chinese trade and investment in LATAM
Future of Banking: Mobile banking, Fintech technology, micro-finance, and crypto-currencies
Future of Energy Resources: Future energy generation and consumption, renewable energy, power sector growth and investments, renewable small-scale distributed generation industry, and net metering
Future of Healthcare: Healthcare spending, medical tourism, and digital healthcare
Future of Mobility: Vehicle sharing business models—car sharing, ride sharing, ‘on-demand’ mobility, integrated mobility, corporate mobility, city infrastructure investment, and connected cars market
The study’s time frame is from 2015 to 2025.


  • Executive Summary
    • `Next-generation' Continent-Story of the Next Decade
    • Key Findings
    • Digital Future
    • Mobile Economy
    • B2C Online Retail Boom
      • Table Retail Sector, LATAM, 2015 and 2025
    • Mega Cities
    • Mega Regions
    • Mega Corridors
    • Smart Cities
    • Demographic Trends
    • Middle Bulge-Shaping the Economy
    • Ageing Population
    • Economic Fundamentals
    • China Taking up as Investment Leader in LATAM
    • Project Bond Model in Infrastructure Funding
    • FinTech Reinforcements by Next Decade
    • Future Dynamics of Energy Resources
    • The Renewable Energy Era
    • Sharing Economy
    • Growth of the Power Sector
    • Healthcare Spending Boom
    • Digital Healthcare-Million Dollar Industry
    • New Business Models Reshaping the Mobility Landscape
    • Future Outlook of Carsharing Market
  • Research Scope, Objectives, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology-From Macro to Micro
    • Definitions
  • Mega Trend 1-Connectivity and Convergence
    • Connectivity Trends
    • Digital Future
    • Mobile Economy
    • Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Impetus
    • Satellite Industry Boom
    • Big Data-Brazil and Mexico Leading the Way
      • Table Big Data and Analytics Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, LATAM, 2016-2022
    • Case Study-Vivo Automacao Vision of a Connected Home
    • eGovernance-Innovative Governance in Brazil
    • Socially Active LATAM
    • Digital Transformation in Agriculture
    • Cyber Security Trends
  • Mega Trend 2-Bricks and Clicks
    • B2C Online Retail Boom
      • Table Retail Sector, LATAM, 2015 and 2025
    • Regional Assessment of Future B2C Online Sales
    • Online Shopping Preferences
    • Top Online Retailors
    • Online Retail Evolution
    • Top Transformational Shifts Expected to Shape the Future of Retailing
    • Emerging Retail Formats in the Automotive Sector
    • Brazil Case Study-Fiat Live Store
  • Mega Trend 3-Urbanisation
    • Urbanisation Trends
    • Mega Cities
    • Cities-Mega Economy
    • Mega Regions
    • Mega Corridors
  • Mega Trend 4-Smart is the New Green: Smart Cities
    • Smart Cities
    • Mexican Smart Cities
    • Case Study-The Smart Puebla City
    • Brazilian Smart City Initiatives
    • Case Study-IBM's Intelligent Operations Centre
    • Smart City Initiative-Smart Bus Stops in Curitiba, Brazil
    • IoT Smart Developments
    • Smart City Case Study-Buzios Smart City
  • Mega Trends 5-Social Trends
    • Social Trends
    • Demographic Trends
    • Gen Y Boom in Brazil
    • Middle Bulge-Shaping the Economy
    • South America Leading in Middle Class Growth in LATAM
    • Wealthy Latin Americans
      • Table Growth Forecast by Wealth Brackets, Global, 2015-2024
    • Wealthy Brazilians
    • Ageing Population
    • `She-conomy' of LATAM
    • Trends Driving Women Empowerment
  • Mega Trend 6-Future of Economy and Trade
    • Economic Trends
    • Economic Fundamentals
    • Services Sector Leading the Economy
    • Brazilian Growth Prospects-The Largest Economy of LATAM
    • Game Changers of LATAM
    • Foreign Direct Investments
    • China Taking up as Investment Leader in LATAM
    • Steady in the Race of Global Growth
  • Mega Trend 7-New Business Models
    • New Business Models in LATAM
    • Value for Many-Low-cost Airlines Growth in LATAM
    • Sharing Economy
    • Case Study-Afluenta
    • Granbio-Smart Collaboration in Action
  • Mega Trend 8-Future of Infrastructure
    • Project Bond Model in Infrastructure Funding
    • Airport Infrastructure
    • Brazil to Fight Economic Woes with Infrastructure Plan
    • Restructuring of Roadways in Brazil
  • Mega Trend 9-Future of Industries
    • Industry 4.0 Revolution in Mexico
    • SWOT Analysis for Industry 4.0 in Mexico
  • Mega Trend 10-Future of Banking
    • Future of Banking
    • Growth of Mobile Money Services
    • FinTech Reinforcements by Next Decade
    • Mexico to be the FinTech Hub of LATAM
    • Micro-finance-The Next Phase of FinTech
    • Future of Crypto-currencies
  • Mega Trend 11-Innovating to Zero
    • Zero-tillage Farming
    • Costa Rica to Become First `Carbon-neutral' Country by 2025
  • Mega Trend 12-Future of Energy Resources
    • Future of Energy Resources
    • Future Dynamics of Energy Resources
    • Brazil-The Future Energy Hub of LATAM
    • The Renewable Energy Era
    • Dominance of Natural Gas
    • Growth of the Power Sector
    • Future Grid Investments
    • Smart Grid Investments-Technology Spotlight
    • Microgrids Market Trends
    • Escalation of Renewable Small-scale Distributed Generation Industry
    • Net Metering in Key Countries-Mexico
    • Net Metering in Key Countries-Brazil
    • Opportunities Board by Countries
  • Mega Trend 13-Future of Healthcare
    • Future of Healthcare
    • Healthcare Spending Boom
    • Brazil as the most Dynamic Healthcare Market in LATAM
    • Medical Tourism Boom
    • Digital Healthcare-Million Dollar Industry
  • Mega Trend 14-Future of Mobility
    • Key Mobility Trends and Outlook
    • Opportunities in Mobility-Beyond the Product, Towards Services
    • New Business Models Reshaping the Mobility Landscape
    • Future Outlook of Carsharing Market
    • Disruptors Offering Consumers with Flexible, `On-demand' Mobility
    • Vehicle Sharing Business Models-Comparative Market Positioning
    • Integrated Mobility on the Rise
    • Corporate Mobility-New Revenue Avenue for the Auto Ecosystem
    • Transit and City Infrastructure Encouraging New Forms of Mobility
    • Thriving Connected Cars Market in LATAM
    • Connected Services Snapshot in LATAM
    • Re-thinking Automotive with Big Data
    • Future Opportunities-Functional areas of Connected Car Technology
    • Opportunities-LATAM on the path to Intelligent Mobility
  • Conclusions
    • Resurgence of the `Next-generation' Continent-LATAM in Next 10 Years
    • LATAM-A `Mobile-first' Continent
    • LATAM-The Global Urban Leader
    • LATAM-Prevalence of the Highest Middle Income Class
    • LATAM-`Demographic Bonus' with Declining Dependency Ratio
    • LATAM-Focus on Renewable Energy Generation
    • LATAM-Highest Adoption Rate of FinTech

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