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Breaking Blue is a full service market insight agency. We inspire organisations to make important decisions by shining a light on the big picture and the details that matter.

Which is why we're trusted research partners to so many leading organisations in the UK and across the globe.

Computers – hardware, Computers – software, FMCG – General, Food, Healthcare, Information Technology, Nutrition, Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation
Deliberative Research, Diary Studies, Ethnography, Executive/Industrial Interviews, Eye Tracking, Gamification, Group Discussions/Focus Groups, Online Communities, Qualitative, Quantitative
Behavioural Change, Brand/Branding, Business-to-Business, Consumer, Customer Satisfaction, Emerging Markets, New Product Development, Pricing, Product Testing, Usage & Attitude
Affluent, Digital Consumers, Ethnic Minorities, Hard-to-Reach, High Net Worth, Hispanic Markets, Indian, Kids, Senior Citizens, Youth/Teens
Africa, Central Asia, Central Europe, Middle East, Northern/Western Europe, Russia, South America, UK, USA, Worldwide
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Kate Anderson ( Director)
Niall Baker (Research Director)
Rachel Cope ( Director)
Kate Downer (Research Director)

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Researching Latin America

Over the past twelve months, many businesses doing business in Latin America have faced fundamental challenges as a result of economic and political instability in the region. A knock-on effect has been to threaten many existing assumptions based on market research with obsolence and also to challenge some of the industry’s received wisdom about where and how to research.

The region as whole slipped into recession in 2015 for the first time since the economic crash, with an expected contraction of 0.3%. The most important factor in this was Brazil’s dismal economic performance, a result in large part of the collapse in demand for commodities exports to China. However, other countries were also affected with even former stars such as Chile seeing major slowdowns in their rate of growth.

However, the economic slowdown is not the only problem affecting the region.

In Brazil inflation exceeded 10% for the first time since 2002, whilst in other countries such as Argentina and Venezuela inflation has become so politically sensitive that official statistics have been subject to manipulation.

The region is also currently experiencing more political instability than usual. Whilst the recent elections in Argentina and Venezuela have generated headlines, Peru also sees a Presidential election in 2016 and even if moves to impeach Dilma Rousseff in Brazil fail, the blow-back from the Petrobras scandal will add to the uncertainty in the region’s largest economy.

Despite all of this, there are significant opportunities, and data from ESOMAR suggests that market research spend in the region remains close to USD2bn per annum.

We continue to receive research briefs covering Latin American markets and we anticipate the number will increase in due course since GDP forecasts in several markets such as Mexico remain favourable and the region as a whole is expected to stabilise in 2016 before returning to growth in 2017. 

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Source: Breaking Blue

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