SANTIAGO, March 22 The main risk to Chile's
economy is that growth in domestic demand continues to outpace
gross domestic product growth, central bank board member Enrique
Marshall said on Friday.
Chile's economic growth sped up in the last quarter of 2012,
expanding 5.7 percent compared with the year-earlier period, and
clocked a robust 5.6 percent expansion for all of last year.
Domestic demand jumped 8.2 percent in the fourth quarter
year-on-year and increased 7.1 percent for 2012.
"Internally, the main risk is that demand continues to grow
at a rhythm superior to GDP, which would lead to a growth of the
current account deficit," Marshall said in a presentation posted
on the central bank's website.