Argentina Shipping Report Q1 2016

Argentina Shipping Report Q1 2016

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Published on Oct 27, 2015 - 92 pages

Our outlook for the Argentine port sector is rosier than it has been for the last several years. Following years of successive contractions in tonnage and throughput volumes at several of the country's maritime facilities, this year should see a modest return to positive territory. Weaker private consumption will dampen imports while a weaker exchange rate will marginally improve the competitiveness of exports, with knock-on effects for port volumes. However, Arg e ntina's shipping industry continues to struggle with external and internal headwinds such as rising inflation, government intervention, industrial unrest and bureaucratic requirements for businesses.

An uptick in private consumption, helped by more moderate inflation, and a substantial decline in real imports will drive modestly positive real GDP growth in Argentina in 2015. Growth will accelerate beginning in 2016 as fixed capital formation returns to growth on the back of investor optimism towards a new government.

With easing inflationary pressure supporting growth in household incomes, declining real imports and a boost in soy export volumes due to a record harvest, net exports should be bolstered. While this should provide a favourable environment for Argentina's maritime sector, we forecast expansion to remain modest, largely as a result of the many structural issues that continue to weigh on the country.

Headline Industry Data

Total tonnage volume at the port of Buenos Aires is set to increase by 1.0% in 2015, to reach 9.992mn tonnes. Box handling at the port will rise by 2.8%, to 1.257mn twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

The port of Bahia Blanca will see 1.3% growth in tonnage volumes to 11.547mn tonnes in 2015. Box handling at the port will grow by 3.7% to reach 39,692TEUs.

The Argentina Shipping Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data and BMI Research's independent forecasting, critically analysing international transport of dry bulk and containers. The report evaluates the global commodities and trade backdrop, alongside in-depth country-specific analysis of trade prospects. The report also contains company profiles covering leading multinational and national shipping companies and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Argentina.

BMI's Argentina Shipping Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the shipping industry in Argentina.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent shipping industry forecasts for Argentina to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Argentinian shipping market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Argentina through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.
  • Exploit the latest competitive intelligence and company SWOTS on your competitors and peers including multinational and national companies.

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering shipping, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.

SWOT Analysis

SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis of the state's shipping sector, which carefully evaluates the short- and medium-term issues facing the industry.

Market Overview

Analysis of the capacity, terminals and planned development of the major ports in each country, including data on throughput and total tonnage.

Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2008-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and macroeconomic indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

Major port freight throughput (tonnes/teu); overall freight throughput (teu); total imports (US$bn) and exports (US$bn).

Company Profiles

Company profiles include business activities, leading products and services, company strategy, trends and developments and economic performance analysis.

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Port Of Buenos Aires Throughput
Port Of Bah-a Blanca Throughput
Table: Major Ports Data (Argentina 2012-2019)
Table: Trade Overview (Argentina 2012-2019)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Argentina 2012-2019)
Table: Top Import Sources, 2006-2013
Table: Top Export Destinations, 2006-2013
Market Overview
Argentina Container Shipping Market Overview
Company Profile
Shipping - Global Industry View
Container Shipping: Three Key Themes
Table: Major Beneficiaries
Table: Order Book For New Mega Vessel Class
Table: Vessel Capacity By Trade Route
Global Company Strategy
Maersk Line
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
Evergreen Line
COSCO Container Lines Company (COSCON)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Argentina 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Argentina 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Argentina 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Argentina 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Argentina 1990-2025)