1998 REPORT 

finv.GIF (7469 bytes)   The 1998 Report on Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean is available for the first time in English language. This version was launched at the meeting of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA) Negotiating Group on Investment held in Miami on 17 February, 1999.

    This report, previously available only in Spanish, was prepared by ECLAC’s Investment and Corporate Strategies Unit, Division of Production, Productivity and Management.

    The document can be obtained from ECLAC’s Document Distribution Unit, Casilla 179-D, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile. E-mail: When ordering please quote code LC/G.2042-P, December 1998 - Sales Nr. E.98.II.G.14.

    Please follow this link to download summaries of main topicsFollow next link to download file containing  full report in pdf format (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader)   

Also available main chapters following this link Report on Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean    

Browse the following links to download the data show prepared for the different chapters of the document:

1. Regional Overview (322 Kb.)

2. Brazil: Inward FDI and Corporate Strategies (200 Kb.)

3. United States: Outward FDI and Corporate Strategies (358 Kb.)

4. Automotive Industry: FDI and Corporate Strategies (337 Kb)

5. The Challenge of FDI Statistics (124 Kb.)

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Follow this link to download the Spanish version of the Report

The Unit on Investment and Corporate Strategies announce that the 1999 report will cover the following topics:

1. Regional Overview

2. Host country: Mexico

3. Investor country: Spain

4. Sector of the year: the apparel industry in Mexico and the Caribbean Basin

Country case studies will include Brazil, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Ecuador.

The Unit it is also pleased to announce that the Directory of Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean will be published during 1999.