Latin America Economics

Latin America Chart Book

27 April, 2018

A soft start to 2018

The latest activity data suggest that Latin America’s economic recovery paused for breath in the first quarter of 2018. Our GDP Tracker points to growth of 2.5% y/y, unchanged from Q4. Activity data from Brazil have been soft, and Argentina’s economy appears to have slowed sharply. However, figures from elsewhere have been better. Growth in Mexico probably eased a touch in Q1 but remained relatively robust. And recoveries in the Andean economies of Chile, Peru and Colombia strengthened. Despite

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