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ECLAC Presents an Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean and an Outlook for 2012

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13 December 2011|Press Release

Publication presents the latest estimates for economic growth in the countries of the region in 2011.

(13 December 2011)  ECLAC predicts a slowdown of growth in the region in 2012, due to global economic turbulence, in particular in developed countries. The extent of the slowdown and the region's challenges for the next year are analysed in the publication Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2011, which will be launched on Wednesday 21 December.

Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC will present the publication at a press conference at 12 p.m. (noon) in Chile at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago.

This annual document is one of the most important ECLAC publications and it analyses the main features of recent growth of the economies in the region, and the outlook for 2012. It gives, for example:

  • Growth projections for Latin America and the Caribbean for 2011 and 2012, both at regional and country level.
  • An assessment of the main features of macroeconomic performance in the countries of the region.
  • An analysis of the main challenges which Latin American economies are faced with in a situation characterized by lower global growth than expected of world economies and significant uncertainty in the external sector.

The media are invited to the press conference for the launch of the publication (ECLAC headquarters, Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Celso Furtado conference room).

 Any queries should be addressed to the ECLAC Public Information and Web Services Section. E-mail:; Telephone: (56 2) 210 2040.