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Latin America and the Caribbean GDP Industrial production % change on year ago % change on year ago LT Consensus Forecast * latest 2003 2004F 2005F latest Argentina 11.2 Q1 '04 8.7 7.4 3.8 11.3 May '04 Brazil 2.7 Q1 '04 -0.2 3.8 3.5 7.8 May '04 Chile 4.8 Q1 '04 3.3 5.0 4.8 4.5 May '04 Colombia 3.8 Q1 '04 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.5 May '04 Ecuador 3.4 Q1 '04 2.7 4.8 4.0 -9.0 May '04 Mexico 3.7 Q1 '04 1.3 4.1 3.6 2.1 May '04 Peru 4.6 Q1 '04 4.1 4.2 3.8 4.2 May '04 Venezuela 29.8 Q1 '04 -9.2 10.5 3.3 -- -- Unemployment % rate Producer prices Consumer prices % change on year ago LT Consensus Forecast * latest latest 2003 2004F 2005F Argentina 14.4 Q1 '04 8.5 May '04 3.7 7.5 8.4 Brazil 12.2 May '04 (+) 8.8 May '04 9.3 7.1 5.6 Chile 9.6 Apr-Jun '04 4.2 May '04 1.1 2.4 3.0 Colombia 13.6 May '04 5.3 May '04 6.5 6.1 5.4 Ecuador 11.5 May '04 18.0 May '04 6.1 3.7 3.3 Mexico 3.5 May '04 (+) 9.5 May '04 4.0 4.1 3.8 Peru 9.1 May '04 5.4 May '04 2.5 3.0 2.6 Venezuela 14.1 Dec '03 30.9 May '04 27.1 27.0 24.3 Exchange rates Current account end of period per US$ as % of GDP LT Consensus LT Consensus Forecast * Forecast * 2003 2004F 2005F 2003 2004F 2005F Argentina 2.91 2.95 3.04 6.3 4.0 1.6 Brazil 2.89 3.13 3.29 0.8 0.7 -0.1 Chile 599 621 630 -0.8 1.3 0.5 Colombia 2,778 2,781 2.949 -1.9 -1.9 -2.0 Ecuador 1.00 1.00 1.00 -1.6 0.5 0.0 Mexico 11.24 11.48 11.80 -1.5 -1.7 -2.2 Peru 3.46 3.50 3.56 -1.7 -1.2 -1.2 Venezuela 1,598 2,096 2,657 11.2 10.4 8.6 International reserves US$ billions LT Consensus Forecast * 2003 2004F 2005F Argentina 14.2 17.6 17.9 Brazil 49.1 50.6 49.9 Chile 15.8 16.6 17.1 Colombia 10.8 11.5 11.7 Ecuador 1.2 1.4 1.7 Mexico 57.4 60.3 60.6 Peru 10.2 10.7 10.9 Venezuela 21.0 23.6 26.3 * LATIN TRADE Consensus Forecast includes Banamex, BBVA, Bear Stearns, CS First Boston, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Santander Central Hispano Investment, Salomon Smith Barney, UBS Warburg, LATIN TRADE (+) open unemployment (economically active, seeking work) Consumer prices Interest rates % change on year ago % per year latest year ago deposit lending Argentina 4.3 May '04 14.3 2.45 6.33 May '04 Bolivia 4.4 May '04 3.1 7.08 10.84 May '04 Brazil 5.2 May '04 17.2 15.09 54.80 May '04 Chile 0.6 May '04 3.5 1.69 5.16 May '04 Colombia 5.4 May '04 7.7 7.81 15.16 May '04 Costa Rica 11.4 May '04 10.2 9.50 23.17 May '04 Dominican Rep. 65.3 May '04 20.1 22.69 32.93 May '04 Ecuador 3.0 May '04 8.3 4.01 9.79 May '04 El Salvador 4.8 May '04 1.9 3.47 6.05 May '04 Guatemala...

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