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Reprimarization of Exports: A study on Brazil and Argentina

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Since the early 2000s, some Latin American countries have experienced growth in their gross domestic product. One of the reasons for this is the strong increment in exports of primary products by increasing demand and
maintaining attractive profits for producers is due to the expansion of the
Chinese economy. The “China-Effect” has a progressive demand for these products to sustain its domestic growth and manufacturing of its products that invade the shelves of the entire world at competitive prices. Within this context, Latin American countries witness a significant decrease in manufactured products in the export agenda. The main consequence of this fact is the concentration of economic investments in agricultural activities, causing the dismantling of Latin American industries, and causing those countries to invest in products with greater relative advantages. This research analyses this phenomenon, in a comparative way, focusing in two Latin American countries: Brazil and Argentina. Moreover, it aims at suggesting alternatives so that capitals from agribusiness be invested to build a legacy of prosperity, rather than being applied in short-term and social-economic investments, as it is not known until when China intends to collaborate in the maintenance of this virtuous cycle of appreciation of Latin American commodities.

Details

Date:
November 21
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue

802 International Affairs Building
420W 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
Phone:
212-854-4643
Website:
ilas.columbia.edu