Meet the Challenges and Opportunities
in Latin America from COVID-19

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting the global economy at nearly every level and IT markets will not be spared. Based on early indicators from the first quarter, IDC expects to see a significant slowdown in spending during the first half of 2020 as the crisis reverberates through all sectors of the economy. The outlook for the second half of the year, and beyond, remains uncertain as the scope of the virus and its impact on production, supply chains, and demand will determine when the recovery phase begins and how quickly it progresses.

The purpose of this site is to continuously update our market data and outlook to reflect our best understanding of what is happening in ICT markets in Latin America to ensure that our customers have the information they need to make critical business decisions.

During these uncertain times, IDC is ready to support you, offering a range of solutions to engage with your desired target… whenever, wherever.

Despite Short-Term Challenges, Long-Term IT Spending Trends Will not be Impacted Greatly




Source: IDC Blackbook Live Edition April 2020_ForecastPivot_2020V1

Latin American Companies Expect Lower IT Spending in Q2 2020 With Lessened Impact in Second Half of Year

Q. In 2020 - Compared to your organization's originally budgeted IT spending plans, which of the following best reflects your opinion of how COVID-19 will impact your organization's actual IT spending for the reminder of the year?




Source: COVID-19 IMPACT ON IT SPENDING Survey (Survey conducted during 6th April to 15th April period), IDC, April, 2020 N= 688 Worldwide n=152 Latin America organizations

LATAM expectations about the control of COVID-19 are slightly more optimistic than WW organizations

Q. How much longer do you think the COVID-19 outbreak will last in your country? 2020 Latin America Impact




Source: COVID-19 IMPACT ON IT SPENDING Survey (Survey conducted during 6th April to 15th April period), IDC, April, 2020 N= 688 Worldwide n=152 Latin America organizations

Personal Devices Will be The Most Impacted

Latin America Consumer and Commercial Device Technology Growth Rates, 2020 (Constant US$)




Source: IDC Blackbook Live Edition April 2020_ForecastPivot_2020V1

Telecom Sector Will Likely See Some Upside From the Crisis

Latin America Telecommunications Spending Growth Rates, 2020 (Constant US$)




Source: IDC Blackbook Live Edition April 2020_ForecastPivot_2020V1

Cloud Services to be One of the More Resilient Categories for Remainder of 2020

Latin America Enterprise Technologies Growth Rates, 2020 (Constant US$)




Source: IDC Blackbook Live Edition April 2020_ForecastPivot_2020V1

Uneven Recovery by Industry in Latin America




Note: Size of bubble indicates relative IT spending size
Source: IDC, May 6 2020; Using ‘Probable’ Scenario 




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