Economic Survey of Latin America 1968

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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.



Recent economic trends

In 1968, the economic development of Latin America was much more satisfactory than in 1967. The gross domestic product of the region as a whole grew at a rate of 5.7 per cent, compared with 4.4. per cent in 1967 and an average of 4.7 per cent over the period 1960-66. Including the past year’s results, the average annual increase in the total product for the period 1960-68 is 4.8 per cent, and that of the per capita product is 1.9 per cent.


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