Overview of foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean fell by 16% in 2014 to US$ 158.803 billion,1 reversing a growth trend that had lasted more than a decade (aside from brief dips in 2006 and 2009). Business conditions deteriorated and the profits of transnational corporations did not reach the heights of previous years. FDI outflows (or foreign investments by trans-Latin corporations) were also down in 2014, totalling US$ 29.162 billion.

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