Bill Burns, Senior Consultant, Fisher International
As seen in Tissue World Magazine
Colombia, the second most populous country in South America (with ¼ the population of Brazil), has been in the midst of a demographic transition with steady declines in its population growth. Over the past several decades, the birth rate has fallen significantly to just above replacement level today. At the same time, forced internal displacement of millions, due to ongoing conflicts between paramilitary groups and the Colombian government, is prevalent and disruptive to economic progress. But despite such adverse circumstances, industrial growth clocked in at a respectable 4% in 2015.