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[IWS] OECD: LATIN AMERICAN ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2014: LOGISTICS AND COMPETITIVENESS FOR DEVELOPMENT [18 October 2014]
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Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
LATIN AMERICAN ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2014: LOGISTICS AND COMPETITIVENESS FOR DEVELOPMENT [18 October 2014]
(will be released at 5pm on 18 October 2013 (Paris Time) or 11:00am NY Time)
Latin American economies continue to present relatively stable growth but continued uncertainty with regards to the duration of the commodity boom could pose threats to medium-term growth and economic development. Latin American countries face increasing competition from emerging economies across the globe particularly in manufacturing sectors. In this context of shifting wealth, it is increasingly important to foster competitiveness and connectivity.
Improving logistics performance is particularly important as it directly impacts growth, productivity, and trade within the region and beyond. The region’s productive structure with significant concentration in natural resource and agriculture augment the importance of logistics in fostering competitiveness. Nevertheless, logistics performance in the region faces serious gaps particularly in the areas of customs performance and the availability of infrastructure. Improving these aspects will entail more and better investment in infrastructure, as well as making the most of existing infrastructure by putting in place efficient trade facilitation measures and efficient and appropriate regulatory frameworks.
Also available in: Spanish - http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/development/perspectivas-economicas-de-america-latina-2014_leo-2014-es
Table of Contents
- Acronyms and abbreviations
- Executive summary
- General overview
- Macroeconomic outlook
- Latin America and shifting wealth
- Productivity, structural change and diversification of production in Latin America
- Policies for boosting logistics performance in Latin America
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