30 September 2020 | Infographic
The proposal for development and integration in Central America put forward by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on the basis of its considerable prior experience, is set out and updated in these infographics. The proposal emphasizes the need for a progressive structural change driven across various fronts: the social sector, energy, climate change challenges, infrastructure, fiscal coordination, trade, productive integration and innovation. It focuses on the importance of an environmental big push for equality and sustainability, supported by coordinated public policies capable of decoupling development from environmental externalities and improving the quality of life of the population.
3 April 2019 | Infographic
ECLAC updates every year its report of container port throughput, which shows the cargo volume in containers in the ports of the region, based on data obtained directly from port authorities and terminal operators. In 2018 this activity rose 7.7% in the 118 ports analyzed, with a total volume of approximately 53.2 million TEU. These three infographics show the cargo movement by port zone, the transhipment and the cargo movement in ports by country.
10 July 2018 | Infographic
The value of Latin American and Caribbean exports grew 12.8% in 2017 following four years of negative performance. This expansion was driven in large part by the recovery in prices of many of the products that compose the export basket of the region, together with greater demand in external markets.
2 May 2018 | Infographic
In 2018, ECLAC will hold its 37th session in Cuba, in which representatives from its 46 member-States and 13 associate members will debate the main challenges for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean.
5 January 2016 | Infographic
The triennium 2013-2015 is the worst in terms of the region's export performance in eight decades.
16 July 2015 | Infographic
For a second consecutive year, Latin America and the Caribbean had a negative foreign trade balance in 2014 of more than $30 billion dollars, according to official figures from year’s end compiled by ECLAC. The region’s exports decreased 2.1% from a year earlier, while imports fell 0.6%.
11 December 2014 | Infographic
Latin America and the Caribbean is already suffering the effects of global warming. To make a product, export it, consume it and manage (or not) its waste generates greenhouse gases (GHG) that are measured by the so-called “carbon footprint.” Reducing this footprint can be an opportunity to make the region’s exports more competitive, especially food exports.
24 November 2014 | Infographic
Intra-regional trade in Latin America and the Caribbean remains at low levels: Only a fifth (19.2%) of exports are destined for other countries in the region. Furthermore, commodities deliveries continue to account for a large portion of the export basket. ECLAC thus proposes the creation of regional value chains to widen demand, foster intra-regional trade and diversify production.