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ECLAC Will Present Annual Report On Trade Performance of Latin America and the Caribbean

16 October 2015|Announcement

The Commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, will hold a press conference in Mexico City to release the report.

The complex scenario faced by the global economy today is affecting not only economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, but also its foreign trade performance. The magnitude of this impact is analyzed in a new report by ECLAC that will be unveiled next week in Mexico City.

The United Nations regional organization will release on Tuesday, October 20 its report Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy 2015. The regional trade crisis: assessment and outlook, which analyzes the performance of the region’s exports and imports in recent months and provides estimates for the remainder of this year.

The annual report will be presented by the Commission’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, at a press conference at 10 a.m. in the organization’s Subregional Headquarters in Mexico City. The launch will be broadcast live on the Internet via the institution’s Web site.

This document is prepared by ECLAC’s International Trade and Integration Division.

Members of the media are invited to attend the report’s launch, which will take place at ECLAC’s Subregional Headquarters in Mexico City (Corporativo MCS Building, Avenida Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra # 193, 14th floor, Colonia Granada, Delegación Miguel Hidalgo).

An electronic version of the document and a press release will be available on ECLAC’s Web site on Tuesday, October 20 at 10 a.m. Mexico time (12 p.m. in Chile).

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For queries or to coordinate interviews, contact María Amparo Lasso, Chief of ECLAC’s Public Information Unit, in Santiago, Chile.

E-mail:; Office Telephone: (56 2) 22102040; Mobile: (56 9) 79678306.

To confirm attendance to the press conference, contact María Luisa Díaz de León in Mexico City.

E-mail:; Telephone: (52 55) 41705665; Mobile: (5255) 5416 9297.