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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean

This publication appears at the end of each year. It contains a description and asessment of the economic performance of the region during the year and provides updated, detailed information about the evolution of macroeconomic variables in the region as an aggregate and in most individual countries. It stands as the earliest source of information on the region's economic performance for the entire year. The reports includes a Regional Panorama based on a global and sectoral approach; growth projections for the following year are included. Additionally, individual country chapters cover the economies in Latin American and a the Caribbean. This document is prepared by the Economic Development Division in collaboration with the Statistics Division and the subregional and national offices of the ECLAC.

PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2018

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2018

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
13 Mar 2019
This publication, one of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean's most important annual reports, analyzes in its last edition the economic performance of the region throughout the year, including the international context and macroeconomic policies implemented ...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2017

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2017

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
25 Apr 2018
The Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean's most important annual reports, analyzes in its last edition the economic performance of the region throughout the year, including the i...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2016

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2016

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
16 Mar 2017
This publication highlights a regional slowdown in GDP growth. It argues that the currency depreciation seen in several countries in the region could, if sustained, increase incentives for investment in tradeable sectors other than the region’s traditional exports (commodities), while redirecting...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2014

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2014

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
16 Dec 2015
This publication highlights a regional slowdown in GDP growth. It argues that the currency depreciation seen in several countries in the region could, if sustained, increase incentives for investment in tradeable sectors other than the region’s traditional exports (commodities), while redirecting...
BALANCE PRELIMINAR ECON LATIN 2014

Balance Preliminar de las Economías de América Latina y el Caribe 2014

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
14 Apr 2016
En el Balance Preliminar la CEPAL entregó un examen del desempeño de las economías de la región en 2014 y sus proyecciones de crecimiento para 2015. Según el documento, el crecimiento de América Latina y el Caribe se recuperará el próximo año y llegará a 2,2% en promedio, mientras que en 2014 el ...
BALANCE PRELIMINAR ECON LATIN 2015

Balance Preliminar de las Economías de América Latina y el Caribe 2015

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
12 Apr 2016
El Balance Preliminar de las Economías de América Latina y el Caribe 2015 analiza el desempeño macroeconómico regional y los efectos de la volatilidad financiera internacional en las naciones latinoamericanas y caribeñas. Asimismo, examina el comportamiento de la inversión, las exportaciones y el...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2015

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2015

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
25 May 2016
This publication highlights a regional slowdown in GDP growth. It argues that the currency depreciation seen in several countries in the region could, if sustained, increase incentives for investment in tradeable sectors other than the region’s traditional exports (commodities), while redirecting...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2013

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2013

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
8 Jul 2014
This publication highlights a regional slowdown in GDP growth. It argues that the currency depreciation seen in several countries in the region could, if sustained, increase incentives for investment in tradeable sectors other than the region’s traditional exports (commodities), while redirecting...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2012

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2012

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
4 Apr 2013
This publication shows that the global economic crisis has had a negative, albeit not dramatic, impact in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Global financial instability led to smaller inflows of short-term capital and a more volatile exchange rate in Brazil and Mexico, but eased pressur...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2011

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2011

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
31 Aug 2012
This publication shows that the Latin American and Caribbean economy in 2011 was recovering from the global financial crisis. It also recalls that the positive outlook for the region’s economy can be exemplified by the fact that household consumption continued to grow. Thanks to rising real wages...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2010

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2010

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
23 Jun 2011
Although Latin America and Caribbean economies are set to grow, sub-regional performance has been varied. In 2010, most economies continued to move forward on the path to recovery. This growth had positive effects on employment and private consumption. However, diverse factors came together in 20...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2009

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2009

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
16 Sep 2010
After six years of uninterrupted growth, the GDP of Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to fall by 1.8% and per capita GDP by close to 2.9% in 2009. The international crisis hit the region hard at the end of 2008 and in early 2009, taking a toll on all of its countries. However, a recover...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2008

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2008

2008

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
17 Aug 2009
With annual economic growth for Latin America and the Caribbean being projected at 4,6%, 2008 will mark both the sixth consecutive year of growth and the end of a period which has very few precedents in the economic history of the region. Growth in 2009 is projected to stand at 1.9%. This estima...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2007

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2007

2007

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
24 Mar 2008
In 2007 Latin American and Caribbean region was confronted with a worsening external financial situation caused by a high level of volatility in international financial markets and rising uncertainty, both largely the result of the crisis originating in the United States financial market, though ...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2006

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2006

2006

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
15 Jun 2007
An economic growth rate of 5.3% is estimated for 2006, which means that the Latin American and Caribbean region will mark a third consecutive year of growth at over 4%. This annual publication includes official country figures up to November 30th and an analysis of developments in the region's ec...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2005

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2005

2005

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
21 Apr 2006
This annual publication includes official country figures up to November 30th and an analysis of developments in the region's economy in 2005 and projections for 2006. It covers primary economic indicators such as: Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation, imports/exports, and unemployment. Key ec...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2004

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2004

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
22 Apr 2005
This annual publication includes official country figures up to November 30th and an analysis of developments in the region's economy in 2004 and projections for 2005. It covers primary economic indicators such as: Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation, imports/exports, and unemployment. Key ec...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2003

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2003

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
25 Jun 2004
A brief overview on the economic performance of all the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean is provided in this publication. The information is current as of the year 2003 and covers the primary economic indicators such as: Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation, imports/exports, and un...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2002

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2002

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
11 Jul 2003
This publication provides a brief overview on the economic performance of the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean for 2002. Information is provided on all the countries in that region and it includes the primary economic indicators such as: Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation, import...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2001

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2001

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
8 Mar 2002
The severe slowdown in the world economy in 2001 cut short the recovery that had begun in 2000 and dashed hopes that Latin America and the Caribbean were about to embark upon a new growth cycle. Unlike the crises of the 1990s, which were confined to a limited group of countries, the slowdown of 2...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2000

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2000

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
23 Mar 2001
The recovery of the Latin American and Caribbean economies that began in the final quarter of 1998 continued during the year 2000. The region's GDP grew, after coming to a virtual standstill the year before. So states this new edition of the Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America ...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 1999

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 1999

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
14 Apr 2000
In 1999, Latin America was once again influenced by the adverse international economic environment, which had a decisive impact on the countries' economic policies and performance. As a consequence of the continuing decline in the prices of non-fuel commodities together with unstable and deterior...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 1998

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 1998

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
16 Apr 1999
The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have faced an extraordinary degree of volatility in both the financial and trade sectors in 1998. The Asian financial crisis restricted the region's access to external financing and tumbling export prices resulted in the drop in value of the countr...