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.



Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago’s impressive economic growth reached 12% in 2006. The main driving force continues to be the energy sector, which includes oil, natural gas and related products. Growth in the energy sector followed the positive trend of recent years and, thanks to its contribution to tax receipts, financed a considerable increase in public spending. This in turn gave rise to rapid growth in the construction and manufacturing sectors.


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