The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) has just published the “Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2009.” This annual publication is one of the leading sources of statistical information on the region and contains social, economic and environmental data.
The report is divided into four sections, which focus on:
-Demographic and social aspects, with a particular emphasis on gender.
-Economic statistics, such as prices, international trade, balance of payments and national accounts.
-The environment and natural resources.
-Methodological aspects related to the origin of the data, their definition and coverage.
According to data from the yearbook, the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean has grown by 4 percent over the last 60 years, while the region’s population has risen by an average of just over 2 percent a year.
The complete document can be downloaded in PDF format. The statistical graphs are in Excel.