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Global Economic Outlook 2015: Emerging Latin America

Global Economic Outlook 2015: Emerging Latin America

Economic growth in the Latin American region is expected to recover to approximately 􂀀% in 2015 after registering a slow growth of 􂀀% in 2014. Subdued growth estimates can mainly be attributed to weakening of commodity prices, which lowered private investment in the region.

Domestic policy uncertainties, as well as weak investor sentiments toward Latin American economies mainly Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Venezuela, and Chile are likely to impede a healthy growth rebound in 2015.

A gradual rebound in economic activities in the US economy is likely to boost exports of Latin American countries. However, low domestic demand is likely to dampen regional trade growth in 2015.

Public investment by domestic governments in the region is likely to increase in 2015. This may help address infrastructural barriers, boost domestic sentiments, as well as attract foreign investment in the region.

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Latin American growth faltered significantly in 2014; however, a gradual recovery is expected in 2015. The recovery in growth is expected to come from an increase in government spending on structural reforms. Domestic demand and investor confidence in the region are expected to remain subdued throughout 2015. Slow growth in export demand for mining products and weak commodity prices are expected to act as impediments to the region’s speedy recovery in 2015. A rebound in the United States is likely to boost Mexican exports; regional trade, however, is likely to remain restrained in 2015.


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-Economic Growth Trends for 2015
    • Executive Summary-Emerging Latin America Highlights, 2015
    • Executive Summary-Emerging Latin American Growth Sentiment, 2015
    • Executive Summary-Emerging Latin America Industry Outlook 2015
  • Definitions
    • Definitions of Indicators and Measurements
    • Definitions-Geographic Coverage
  • Regional Insights and Trends-Emerging Latin America
    • Emerging Latin America-Economic Growth Trends
      • Table GDP Growth Rates, Emerging Latin America, 2013-2017
    • Emerging Latin America-Regional Performance
    • Emerging Latin America-Industry Performance
  • Chile
    • Chile-Key Performance Indicators
    • What's Trending over 2015 in Chile?
    • Chile-Industry Indicator Scorecard
      • Table Value Add to GDP Growth, Chile, 2012-2016
    • Chile-Industry Performance
  • Colombia
    • Colombia-Key Performance Indicators
    • What's Trending over 2015 in Colombia?
    • Colombia-Industry Indicator Scorecard
      • Table Value Add to GDP Growth, Colombia, 2012-2016
    • Colombia-Industry Performance
  • Mexico
    • Mexico-Key Performance Indicators
    • What's Trending over 2015 in Mexico?
    • Mexico-Industry Indicator Scorecard
      • Table Value Add to GDP Growth, Mexico, 2012-2016
    • Mexico-Industry Performance
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways

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