Economic Survey of Latin America 1957

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Published since 1948, this report examines various aspects of the previous year’s macroeconomic situation in the region and makes projections for the coming months. The study also includes country notes that review the performance of the main economic indicators in the period analysed.




The theory that the structural crisis through which the Argentine economy is passing will take several years to remedy is being fully borne out by facts. At the end of 1955, a reconstruction policy was embarked upon, but with scanty results so far. The Argentine economy has continued to expand, although in a purely vegetative way, that is, no more than parallel to population growth, while the per capita product has been fluctuating slightly round the same level in the last few years without evincing any definite upward trend.


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