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Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2013

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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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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.

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