Latin America Trade: Costa Rica, Venezuela Lead Growth

EXPORT LEADER: Costa Rica, here represented by the Juan Santamaria International airport in San Jose. (Photo: Mariordo)

IMPORT LEADER: Venezuela, here represented by capital Caracas. (Photo: George Miquilena)

Latin America’s trade deficit doubles as imports grow faster than exports.


Venezuela posted the highest import growth in Latin America last year, while Costa Rica led the way in export and overall trade growth, according to a Latinvex analysis of data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Brazil and Argentina were among the only five countries that saw trade declines last year.

Latin America’s total trade grew 4.6 percent in 2012 to ...

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Latin America Trade (2012)
Latin America Trade (2012): Ranked by Trade
Latin America Trade (2012): Ranked by Exports
Latin America Trade (2012): Ranked by Imports