As is described in detail in the half-yearly update to Trade Trend Estimates — Latin America and the Caribbean, the region’s exports grew at a year-on-year rate of 10.6 percent in the first quarter of 2018. This represents a downturn in comparison with the average growth of 11.9 percent of 2017, which marked the end of four continuous years of contraction. Growth in Latin … [Read more...] about Growth Slowdown: The impact of external risks
In Latin America and the Caribbean, it is estimated that the number of exporting firms is close to 112.000. For the universe of exporters, the stagnation of the external markets seen in the last few years meant fewer opportunities to grow through trade. This might be changing. As is described in detail in the latest update of the Latin America and the Caribbean Trade Trend … [Read more...] about Why Have Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean Grown after Four Years of Contraction?
Álvaro Ugartemendia, an entrepreneur at Lácteos CDS in Argentina, has dedicated himself to grow his family business. In a matter of a few years, CDS went from producing only milk to expanding its market towards cheese and other derived products, they needed to export. To date, his company has received multiple awards and exports to different countries in the region. As in … [Read more...] about Detailed Trade Data for Market Insight and Policy Analysis
When you think of a beef export power, countries like Argentina, Australia or Brazil come to mind. Not Paraguay necessarily. In fact, very few know that in 2015, Paraguay exported $420 million more meat than Argentina, for a total of $1.3 billion, slightly below Uruguay and its total of $1.6 billion, (source: IDB's INTrade portal). Today, it is more common for a Russian to eat … [Read more...] about How did Paraguay become a champion of meat exports?
The Western Hemisphere covers over 34 countries, each with different factor endowments and development histories, and linked by a complex "spaghetti bowl" of regional integration projects and bilateral and plurilateral trade agreements. Making sense of any one part of these is challenging, but the Integration and Trade Sector's INTrade system offers information that can help … [Read more...] about 5 Data Visualization Tools in INTrade to help you get a handle on LAC trade and integration