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China-Latin America trade 2014: Key suppliers falter, but others soar

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By David Ramirez Replicating the trend of recent years, China’s trade with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) rose moderately in 2014, by just 0.6 percent, to $258.6 billion. This growth rate–the same achieved in 2012/2013–is dwarfed by the near 200 percent annual growth in 2000-2011. China’s imports from the region cooled off as the world’s second largest economy started to lose impetus and as the prices of commodities (which account for almost 85 percent of LAC sales to that country) began to decline. In all, Chinese purchases of goods from LAC increased by 0.4 percent last year, to $126.2 […]
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