Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

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2076-4057 (online)
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The Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean is an annual series published in English and Spanish by the Unit on Investment and Corporate Strategies of the Division of Production, Productivity and Management of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). In addition to analyzing the global evolution of foreign direct investment flows, the series details the amounts received by Latin American and Caribbean countries each year and presents a regional forecast. It includes an analysis of the patterns in the origin and destination of these investments. The reports also look in depth at the effects of FDI on employment in the region.
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13 Aug 2014
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150
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9789210565400 (PDF)
http://dx.doi.org/10.18356/805ad995-en

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In addition to analyzing the global evolution of foreign direct investment flows, the 2013 edition of The Foreign and Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean details the amounts received by Latin American and Caribbean countries in 2013 and presents a regional forecast for 2014. It includes an analysis of the patterns in the origin and destination of these investments. The sixteenth edition of this report also looks in depth at the effects of foreign direct investment on employment in Latin America and the Caribbean and at the situation of Latin American transnational companies, known as translatinas.
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  • Summary and conclusions
    Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean reached a new all-time high in 2013, at US$ 188.101 billion, 6% more than the 2012 figure. This means that FDI inflows were virtually stable for the third year running, especially measured in nominal terms.
  • Overview of foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean remained stable in 2013. Total inflows reached US$ 188.101 billion, an increase of 6% in nominal terms compared with the previous year. Conditions remained conducive to FDI in the region, and transnational corporations made slightly higher profits than in 2012. FDI outflows were much more volatile and, after a large increase in 2012, they dropped by 30% to US$ 32.617 billion in 2013.
  • Latin American and Caribbean transnational corporations: Strategies and outcomes
    Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Latin America surged over the past decade, as discussed in Chapter I, but was far outpaced by FDI outflows from the economies of the region. Outward FDI from the region’s corporations, which did not top US$ 10 billion until 2004, has since then averaged above US$ 30 billion annually.
  • Effects of foreign direct investment on employment in Latin America and the Caribbean
    The discussion over the relationship between employment and foreign direct investment (FDI) forms part of the debate on how FDI affects the region’s economic development. Employment is a dimension that derives from output, and therefore its dynamics and characteristics are subject to production trends and technological developments in the economy, and to the institutional frameworks in which these trends and developments take shape.
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