Foreign direct investment in Latin America fell in 2020 to lowest level since 2010 -ECLAC

In Brazil, the decline in foreign direct investment in 2020 was 35.4 percent, ECLAC said. As the country receives the largest inflow of foreign investment in Latin America, the result eventually affected the total.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America fell sharply in 2020, decreasing 34.7% compared to 2019, reaching US$105.48 billion. According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), this is the lowest level since 2010.

The decline in the region was close to the 35% recorded globally during the Covid 19 pandemic. In Brazil, the decline in foreign direct investment in 2020 was 35.4 percent, ECLAC said. As the country receives the largest inflow of foreign investment in Latin America, the result eventually affected the total . . .

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