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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Trade

Hottest Markets: Sources & Methodology


Sources and methodology for ranking of the hottest export markets in Latin America.

BY LATINVEX STAFF

Latinvex
looked at 21 different factors that measure the potential, as well as the ease, of exporting to Latin American markets. They were based on our own internal weighting, with a marked emphasis on business policies and business potential.

MARKET SIZE
--Imports 2012
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
--GDP Size 2013
International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook, October 2013

POTENTIAL
--Real and estimated import growth 2011-16
International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook, October 2013
--Real and estimated GDP growth 2011-16.
International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook, October 2013
--Estimated GDP PPP per capita 2014-16.
International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook, October 2013
--Business Outlook
Latinvex staff and research
--Business Potential
Latinvex staff and research

EXPORT EASE
--Import Tariffs
International Trade Centre (joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations);
World Economic Forum, Executive Opinion Survey, Global Competitiveness Report 2013-14
--Non-Tariff Trade Barriers
World Economic Forum, Executive Opinion Survey, Global Competitiveness Report 2013-14
--Protectionist Measures
Global Trade Alert/Centre for Economic Policy Research except Haiti and Nicaragua, where source was Latinvex staff and research
--Import Costs
The World Bank, Doing Business 2014
--Import Time
The World Bank, Doing Business 2014
--Import Documents
The World Bank, Doing Business 2014
--Quality of Ports
World Economic Forum, Executive Opinion Survey, Global Competitiveness Report 2013-14
--Quality of Air Transport
World Economic Forum, Executive Opinion Survey, Global Competitiveness Report 2013-14
--Custom Efficiency
World Economic Forum, Executive Opinion Survey, Global Competitiveness Report 2013-14
--Competence and quality of logistics services
The World Bank, Logistics Performance Index
--Ability to track and trace consignments
The World Bank, Logistics Performance Index
--Frequency with which shipments reach consignees within scheduled or expected delivery times
The World Bank, Logistics Performance Index

OPERATIONAL EASE
--FDI Rules
World Economic Forum, Executive Opinion Survey, Global Competitiveness Report 2013-14
--Ease of Business
The World Bank, Doing Business 2014


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