The Dominican Republic was the only country in Latin America and the Caribbean where Foreign Direct Investment grew in 2015, according to recent statistics published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
Foreign investment grew by once percent, growing by approximately US$10 million from 2014-2015.
The numbers presented by other countries in the region register a 9.12% drop in foreign investment during 2015, in comparison to the previous year.
This was the lowest number registered since 2010, according to the ECLAC.
In its annual report “Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2016”, the ECLAC predicts that this year foreign investment in the region will remain “below those reached in the last few years, in line with the economic outlook.”