The inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean fell by 23% during the first half of 2014 compared to the same period of the last year. This information applies to 13 countries in the region and was published by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
This year, the FDI reached 84.071 million dollars. The fall of the FDI is due to factors such as the absence of major business acquisitions during the first half of the year, and the cooling of mining investments by the fall in metal prices.
The decline in foreign direct investment had an impact in large countries like Mexico, Chile, Peru; as well as in Costa Rica and El Salvador. By contrast, there was a FDI increase in Uruguay, Colombia, Panama, Guatemala and Dominican Republic.