PANAMA Panama plays a key hole in the global economy enabling easy passage between the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean. It provides easy access to more than 3.5 billion people, furthermore because of its proximity to Central America and Caribbean, a enormous area with more than 81 million people, becoming thus, a strategic location for Distribution Centers. For these reason, in the last few years many renowned companies have chosen Panama as regional headquarters & DC Such as WALMART, NESTLE, SANOFI AVENTIS, PROCTER & GAMBLE, ONU, ADIDAS, DELL, 3M, MICHELIN, BOSCH , etc
GENERAL DATA FACTS POPULATION 3,4 MILLION CAPITAL PANAMA CURRENCY 1 BALBOA = 1 DOLLAR GDP 44.360 billion GDP PER CAPITA 12,577.00 GDP BY SECTOR PRIMARY SECTOR 5.5% SECONDARY SECTOR 28.7% THIRD SECTOR 65.8% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.60%
Ocean transit time from Panama to key ports * Transit times from list were gathered from different carriers to provide a visual Brazil Peru Uruguay Argentina Ecuador Colombia Paraguay Venezuela Bolivia Chile Mexico Panama Costa Rica Guatemala
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN PANAMA <ul><li>Pharmaceutical Warehousing and Logistics </li></ul>
BRAZIL Information from World Bank The world's eighth wealthiest economy, Brazil is the largest country in area and population in Latin America and the Caribbean. Although it has had a history of economic boom and bust and its development has been hampered by high inflation and excessive indebtedness, reforms in the 1990s and ongoing sound macroeconomic and social policies have resulted in an extended period of stability, growth and social gains. Brazil has immense natural resources and a strong industrial development potential, but still suffers from a wide gap between rich and poor. Innovative social programs and a more inclusive growth in recent years have been gradually decreasing this inequality.
GENERAL DATA FACTS POPULATION 190,8 MILLION CAPITAL BRASILIA CURRENCY 1 REAL = 1.68 DOLLARS GDP 2.17 trillion GDP PER CAPITA 11,289.00 GDP BY SECTOR PRIMARY SECTOR 6.03% SECONDARY SECTOR 13.60% THIRD SECTOR 80.37% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.11%
PRW BY REGION & POPULATION REGION POPULATION PRW NORTH 18 MILLION 0 FACILITIES NORTHEAST 53 MILLION 6 FACILITIES CENTRAL-WEAST 15 MILLION 2 FACILITIES SOUTHEAST 73 MILLION 34 FACILITIES SOUTH 31 MILLION 7 FACILITIES
<ul><li>GOVERNMENT </li></ul><ul><li>SOCIAL PROGRAMS </li></ul><ul><li>GROWTH ACCELERATION PROGRAM </li></ul><ul><li>“ EDUCATION PACKAGE” </li></ul><ul><li>“ ZERO POVERTY” </li></ul><ul><li>OTHERS </li></ul>CLASS D / E – NOW ARE C <ul><li>BIGGER CONSUMPTION </li></ul><ul><li>CLASS E/D – TRAVEL AND CONSUME MORE </li></ul>BOTTLE NECK AT INFRASTRUCTURE SUCH AIRPORTS, ROADS, ETC BIGGER PRICES INFLATION, ETC GOVERNMENT INVESTMENTS FOR THE WORLD CUP AND OLYMPIC GAMES <ul><li>MORE PRODUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>LESS UNEMPLOYMENT </li></ul><ul><li>GDP GROWTH </li></ul><ul><li>INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT ATTRACTION </li></ul><ul><li>DOLLAR X REAL - DEVALUATION </li></ul><ul><li>GOVERNMENT RAISES THE INTERNATION INVESTMENT TAXES TO AVOID THE DOLLAR SUPER DEVALUATION BECAUSE IT AFFECTS THE EXPORTS OF BRAZILIAN PRODUCTS </li></ul><ul><li>IT HAS NO IMPACT AND THE INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS CONTINUES TO GROW </li></ul>BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES <ul><li>DOLLAR VERSUS REAL CONTINUES TO DEVALUATE </li></ul>
THE COST OF LIVING IN BRAZIL “ The cost of living in Rio, Sao Paulo and Brasilia surpassed New York in 2010, according to ECA International” “ McDonald’s Corp.’s flagship sandwich cost last year $5.26 in Brazil compared with $3.71 in the U.S., according to data compiled by Bloomberg from The Economist’s Big Mac index ” “ Toyota Corolla manufactured in Brazil / Sold in Panama =15,500 dollars Toyota Corolla manufactured in Brazil / Sold in Brazil = 34,000 dollars”
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN BRAZIL <ul><li>COLD STORAGE </li></ul><ul><li>TRANSPORTATION </li></ul><ul><li>SELF STORAGE </li></ul><ul><li>SUPERMARKETS </li></ul><ul><li>CONSUMER GOODS </li></ul><ul><li>ETC </li></ul>
COMPARATIVE DATES BRAZIL PANAMA POPULATION 190,8 MILLION 3,4 MILLION CAPITAL BRASILIA PANAMA CURRENCY 1 REAL = 1.68 DOLLARS 1 BALBOA = 1 DOLLAR GDP 2.17 trillion 44.360 billion GDP PER CAPITA 11,289.00 12,577.00 GDP BY SECTOR PRIMARY SECTOR 6.03% 5.5% SECONDARY SECTOR 13.60% 28.7% THIRD SECTOR 80.37% 65.8% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.11% 6.60%
COMPARATIVE TABLE BRAZIL PANAMA CONSUMER MARKET HUGE VERY SMALL SECURITY FAIRLY INSECURE FAIRLY SAFE TAXES VERY HIGH HIGH COST OF LIVING EXPENSIVE FAIRLY CHEAP CORRUPTION FAIRLY HIGH HIGH BUROCRACY HIGH HIGH
INTERNATIONAL MARKET DOMESTIC MARKET Why Panama? Why Brazil? Huge Domestic Market Need for Cold Storage Growing Economy Location (Panama Canal) Democracy Stable Economy FOCUS ON FOCUS ON
Other Markets besides Brazil and Panama Colombia Costa Rica Dominican Republic Guatemala Argentina
LATIN AMERICA Business Opportunities Thank you!