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Latin America Faces ‘Misplaced Decade’ From Coronavirus GDP Drop

Latin America Faces ‘Lost Decade’ From Coronavirus GDP Drop


(MEXICO CITY) — The Financial Fee for Latin America and the Caribbean mentioned Wednesday the area’s per-capita gross home product is more likely to drop by 9.9% in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

That will take the area again to GDP ranges of 2010, one thing the U.N. fee known as “a misplaced decade.”

Unemployment charges within the area will most likely common 13.5% by the tip of the 12 months, up from 8.1% in 2019. The variety of unemployed folks within the area is more likely to rise from 26.1 million on the finish of 2019, to 44.1 million by the tip of 2020.

The worth of the area’s exports are anticipated to fall by 23% in comparison with the 12 months earlier than.