July 21, 2010 / 4:05 PM / 9 years ago

TABLE-U.N. sees strong Latam economic expansion in 2010

 SANTIAGO, July 21 (Reuters) - The economy of Latin America
and the Caribbean will likely expand by 5.2 percent in 2010, up
from a previous view of 4.1 percent growth, the United Nations
economic body for Latin America said on Wednesday.
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 Following is a list of forecasts for gross domestic product
growth by country, drawn from a report issued Wednesday by the
U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
(Eclac), based in Chile's capital of Santiago.
 The first column lists 2010 GDP forecasts provided by the
U.N. body last December.
 The second column details Wednesday's updated view for
2010, and the third column presents ECLAC's predictions for GDP
growth in 2011.
                          (Percentage change)
Country              2010           2010             2011  
              (Dec '09 view)     (new)           (new)
------------------------------------------------------------
Argentina            4.0             6.8             4.5
Bolivia              4.5             4.5             4.0
Brazil               5.5             7.6             4.5
Chile                4.5             4.3             6.0
Colombia             2.5             3.7             3.0
Costa Rica           3.5             4.0             3.0
Cuba                 3.0             1.9             3.0
Ecuador              3.0             2.5             2.0
El Salvador          2.0             1.5             1.5
Guatemala            2.0             2.0             3.0
Haiti                2.0            -8.5             7.0
Honduras             1.5             2.5             2.0
Mexico               3.5             4.1             3.0
Nicaragua            2.0             2.0             2.0
Panama               4.5             5.0             5.0
Paraguay             3.0             7.0             3.0
Peru                 5.0             6.7             4.5
Dominican Republic   3.5             6.0             3.5
Uruguay              5.0             7.0             4.0
Venezuela            2.0            -3.0             2.5
Caribbean            1.8             0.9             ---
Latin America        4.1             5.2             3.9
------------------------------------------------------------
TOTAL Latin America and Caribbean
                  4.1             5.2             3.8
  (Reporting by Molly Rosbach, Editing by Alonso Soto and Eric
Walsh)

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