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Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2006-2007

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The publication surveys the main economic events and developments of 2006 and the first half of 2007 in the light of the region’s recent economic performance. The fifty-ninth edition of the survey is aimed to provide further inputs for the economic debates concerning means of promoting a rapid, sustainable growth process capable of creating conditions conducive to an improvement in the living conditions in the region. It also describes various aspects of the regions economic growth dynamics. The tables provided in the statistical appendix provide ready access to data for recent years and facilitate the creation of spreadsheets. The edition is supplemented by a CD-ROM.

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Chile

In a year that saw the new government take up office in March, the country’s economy expanded by 4.0% in 2006, which was lower than the figures from the previous two years and initial projections. This was due to declining private and public investment, falling government consumption and the larger proportion of imports within private consumption.

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