Best Prospect Sectors

Our Commercial Service offices have identified the following sectors as especially attractive for U.S. exporters in Look South countries. For each sector, you will find a collection of market reports for the countries in which your product is most likely to succeed. If your company sells products or services in one of these best prospect sectors, we hope you will use this information to “Look South” and explore the opportunities for your company in these markets.

Click on your sector below to see which Look South markets are most attractive for your industry. If you don’t see your industry represented below, don’t assume there’s no market for it. Likewise, if you don’t see a country listed under a particular sector, there may still be opportunities to sell your product or service there.  The list of best prospects below is not exhaustive, so please always contact your local Commercial Service office for additional information. 

Agricultural Products
Agricultural Machinery and Supplies

Automotive Parts and Supplies

Building Materials and Services

Computers & Peripherals

Cosmetics & Beauty Products

Education and Training Services

Energy (Including Renewable & Electrical Power Systems)

Food & Beverage Processing/Packaging Eq.

Forestry and Woodworking Machinery

Franchising

Hotel & Restaurant Equipment

Industrial Chemicals

Information Technology & Communications


Medical & Dental Devices/Equipment
Military Equipment

Mining Industry Equipment

Oil & Gas Machinery and Services

Packaging Equipment

Plastic Materials/Resins

Printing and Graphics

Pumps, Valves & Compressors

Security and Safety Equipment and Services

Smart Grid Technology

Telecommunications Equipment

Transportation Infrastructure Equipment and Services

Travel and Tourism Services

Water Resources Equipment and Services

Agricultural Products

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. agriculture exporters. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Chile
Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras (Agriculture)
Honduras
(Processed Foods)
Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Peru

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Agricultural Machinery and Supplies

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. agribusiness exporters, including exporters of agricultural machinery, equipment, and supplies. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Chile

Mexico

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Automotive Parts and Supplies

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of automotive parts and supplies. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Colombia
Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Guatemala
Honduras

Mexico

Panama

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Building Materials and Services

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of building materials, construction equipment, and related services. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Chile
Colombia

Dominican Republic

Mexico

Nicaragua
Panama

Peru

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Computers & Peripherals

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of computers and peripherals. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Dominican Republic
Panama

Peru

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Cosmetics & Beauty Products

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of cosmetics and beauty products. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Nicaragua

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Education and Training Services

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of education and training services. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Mexico

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Energy (including Renewable and Electrical Power Systems)

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of renewable energy and electrical power systems equipment and services. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Chile
Colombia

Dominican Republic

Honduras

Mexico (Energy)
Mexico
(Renewable Energy)
Panama

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Food & Beverage Processing/Packaging Equipment

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of food and beverage processing and packaging equipment. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Colombia

Nicaragua

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Forestry and Woodworking Machinery

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of forestry and woodworking machinery. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Guatemala

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Franchising

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for the U.S. franchising sector. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Honduras
Mexico

Panama

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Hotel & Restaurant Equipment

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of hotel and restaurant equipment. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Dominican Republic
Nicaragua

Panama

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Industrial Chemicals

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of industrial chemicals. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Peru

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Information Technology & Communications

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of information technology and communications equipment and services. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Colombia

Mexico

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Medical & Dental Devices/Equipment

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of medical and dental devices and equipment, including healthcare IT. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Chile
Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Mexico (Healthcare IT)
Mexico
(Medical and Dental Devices)
Nicaragua

Panama

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Military Equipment

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of military equipment. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Colombia

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Mining Industry Equipment

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of mining industry equipment. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Chile
Colombia

Peru

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Oil & Gas Machinery and Services

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of oil and gas machinery and services. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Colombia

Peru

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Packaging Equipment

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of packaging equipment. For packaging equipment specific to the food and beverage industries, please see Food & Beverage Processing/Packaging Equipment above. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Honduras

Mexico

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Plastic Materials/Resins

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of plastic materials and resins. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Mexico

Peru

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Printing and Graphics

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of printing and graphics equipment. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Dominican Republic
El Salvador

Nicaragua

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Pumps, Valves & Compressors

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of pumps, valves and compressors. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Peru

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Security and Safety Equipment and Services

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of security and safety equipment and services. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Chile
Dominican Republic

Guatemala

Honduras
Mexico

Panama

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Smart Grid

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of smart grid technology. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Mexico

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Telecommunications Equipment

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of telecommunications equipment. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Dominican Republic
Mexico

Panama
Peru

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Transportation Infrastructure Equipment and Services

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. exporters of road, port, railroad, and airport equipment and services. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Colombia
Mexico

Panama

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Travel and Tourism Services

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. providers of travel and tourism services. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Colombia
Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador
Guatemala

Mexico

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Water Resources Equipment and Services

The following Look South markets are especially attractive for U.S. providers of water resources equipment and services. For a market analysis and information about the opportunities in each market, click the links below.

Mexico

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