TitleSummary of the economic and social survey of Latin America and the Caribbean, 2000
AccessEnglish:E_2001_15-EN - PDF ; Español:E_2001_15-ES - PDF ; Français:E_2001_15-FR - PDF ; Русский:E_2001_15-RU - PDF ; العربية:E_2001_15-AR - PDF ; 中文:E_2001_15-ZH - PDF ;
DAA States that overall, the region turned in a generally favourable economic performance in 2000 and in most of the countries, inflation remained at the low levels achieved in the past few years, job creation was up slightly, but not enough to reduce unemployment, the outlook for 2001 is for slightly slower growth rates than in 2000. States also, that macroeconomic policy has emerged from the 2-year crisis with a qualitatively different profile. Further states that exports made a stronger recovery than imports did, and the region's deficits in merchandise and services trade and on the current account both narrowed considerably as a result.