Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2002-2003

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The present edition of the Survey consists of three parts. The first part covers the main aspects of the regional economy from a sectorial and thematic perspective. The second part contains information of the analysis of the economic performance of the 19 countries of Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and Haiti. The third part is dedicated to the remaining countries of the Caribbean, mainly English-speaking countries. Finally, the Survey offers two statistical appendixes, one of them contained in a CD-ROM distributed with the printed version.



Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)

At the aggregate level the OECS economies improved their fiscal position with respect to the previous year, owing mainly to an improvement in the capital account. This resulted, in turn, from an increase in capital revenue (from EC$ 11 million in 2001 to EC$ 42 million in 2002) and, most importantly, a contraction in capital expenditure (-14%). The reduction in capital expenditure reflected the completion of investment projects and also, in some countries, low rates of implementation of public-sector investment programmes.


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