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Latin America Publications

Below is a list of our Latin America Publications for the last 6 months. If you are looking for reports older than 6 months please email info@pantheonmacro.com, or contact your account rep

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April 2020

21 July 2021 Inflation Pressures are Easing in Argentina, but the Outlook is Grim

Argentina's inflation pressures continue to ease on a sequential basis, improving the ruling party's chances of performing well in the mid-term elections, slated for November.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

19 July 2021 Colombia's Economy was on the Ropes in Q2, due to the Protests

May's activity data underline the dramatic effect of the social unrest in Colombia's economic growth. The latest data show that retail sales, excluding the volatile fuel and...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

16 July 2021 Chile's Central Bank Joins the Monetary Tightening

Chile's central bank has joined the bandwagon of monetary policy normalisation that started in the region with Brazil and Brigade has expanded, more recently, to Banxico. 

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

7 July 2021 Mexico's Capex Recovery Stuttered in Early Q2, but it will Improve Soon

Recent private consumption indicators in Mexico have been positive, thanks to the gradual reopening of the economy, due to decent progress in vaccine rollout and lower Covid...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

2 July 2021 Argentina's Recovery is Stalling, and the Second Half Looks Tough

Argentina's April economic activity report unsurprisingly showed that activity remained greatly depressed by lockdown rules--restrictions have been tightened significantly since...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

LatAm Datanote: Unemployment rate, Brazil, April 2021

In one line: Improving at the margin; workers continue to re-enter the labour force.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

30 June 2021 BanRep Keeps Rates on Hold, but Conditions are Deteriorating Rapidly

Colombia's central bank, BanRep, left the reference rate on hold on Monday, at 1.75%, in line with market expectations.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

28 June 2021 Brazil's Inflation Jumps Above 8%, but the Downshift will Resume Soon

In Brazil, bad inflation news was the main economic highlight last week. The data confirm that the central bank will continue to hike interest rates, by at least 75bp, at its...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

LatAm Datanote: Economic activity index, Mexico, April 2021

In one line: A soft start to the second quarter, but conditions will improve in May.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

LatAm Datanote: Mexico Retail Sales, Mexico, April 2021

In one line: A modest setback, following a solid performance in previous months.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

21 June 2021 Peru's Recovery Stalled in April; Argentina's Inflation Nightmare

Economic and political uncertainty continues in Peru. It took about two weeks to count all the presidential votes, but Pedro Castillo, who led by only 0.25pp over Keiko Fujimori,...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

16 June 2021 Andean Economies Struggled in Early Q2 Amid Domestic Headwinds

Andean economies have been struggling recently, owing to the worsening of the pandemic, rising political risk, and social unrest.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

15 June 2021 Brazil's Recovery will Continue, Despite a Soft Start to Q2

The economic data flow in Brazil remains positive; private spending is improving in response to the gradual reopening of the economy, the lagged effect of solid monetary and...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

LatAm Datanote: Economic activity index, Brazil, April 2021

In one line: On the mend, despite undershooting expectations.

Peter BennettLatin America

14 June 2021 Mexico's Industrial Sector Under Strain due to Temporary Shocks

The May industrial production data, released on Friday, brought discouraging news about the state of the Mexican economy in the very near term, due to supply issues and...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

LatAm Datanote: Retail Sales, Brazil, April 2021

In one line: Strong, reversing the restriction-hit shock in March, and the very near-term outlook is benign.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

7 June 2021 Brazil's Industrial Sector will Gather Speed Soon; Banxico to Hike in Q4

Markets received negative news on the Brazilian industrial sector last week, but leading indicators suggest that this is not the start of a protracted downtrend.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

4 June 2021 Mexico and Peru, Elections, Markets, and the Recovery in a Covid World

This Sunday, all eyes will be focused on the final result of the midterm elections in Mexico and the presidential run-off in Peru.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

LatAm Datanote: Industrial Production, Brazil, April 2020

In one line: A soft start to Q2, but leading indicators point to better news ahead.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

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