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ECLAC Will Present its Flagship Report Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2023

7 December 2023|Announcement

The document, which offers updated economic growth estimates for the region’s countries in 2023 and 2024, will be released at a press conference by the United Nations organization’s Executive Secretary, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, on Thursday, December 14.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will present on Thursday, December 14 its annual flagship report Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2023, in which it examines the behavior of the region’s economies over the current year and updates estimates for growth and other economic indicators for 2024.

Specifically, the document will present new Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimates for the region and all of its countries in 2023 and 2024. In this edition, the report analyzes the economic and social dynamics of the year that is about to end and discusses the policy risks and challenges that the region will face in 2024 for fostering a transformative recovery.

The report will be unveiled at a hybrid (in-person and virtual) press conference given by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, at the organization’s central headquarters in Santiago, Chile at 11:00 a.m. local time (UTC/GMT -3:00).

The document indicates that a deceleration in the growth rate of the region’s countries is foreseen in 2023 and 2024. The specific magnitude of the main regional economic indicators will be released by ECLAC’s Executive Secretary at the press conference.

Members of the media are invited to attend this press conference at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Celso Furtado conference room). Journalists must have their media credentials or IDs with them to gain entry and must get accredited in advance by sending an email to

The press conference will also be transmitted live via Zoom at the following link:

In addition, the press conference will be transmitted online for the general public via the institution’s website, at and on its social media accounts on X former Twitter (@cepal_onu) and Facebook (

Journalists participating virtually will be able to submit their questions ahead of time to the email address, and ECLAC’s Executive Secretary will respond to them during the press conference. Questions will only be taken until 11:30 a.m. local time on Thursday, December 14.

The full electronic version of this new annual report by ECLAC, along with a press release and the presentation by Executive Secretary José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, will be made available on ECLAC’s website on Thursday, December 14, as soon as the press conference has concluded.

What: Launch of ECLAC’s annual flagship report, Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2023.

Who: José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary.

When: Thursday, December 14, 2023, 11:00 a.m. local time in Chile (GMT -03:00).

Where: ECLAC’s main headquarters in Santiago, Chile (Av. Dag Hammarsköld 3477, Vitacura, Celso Furtado conference room).

Virtual connection via the Zoom platform (prior registration required):

Also on ECLAC’s website and at

For queries and to arrange interviews, contact ECLAC’s Public Information Unit in Santiago, Chile.

Email:; Telephone: (56) 22210 2040.