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Unit 6

  1. 1. Meghe Group of InstitutionsDepartmentforTechnology Enhanced Learning1
  2. 2. MBA DepartmentII SEMBUSINESS ENVIRONMENTUNIT- VIEconomic and BusinessEnvironment in South America2DTEL
  3. 3. Syllabus : Unit 6• Ups and Downs of South America in 21st century.• Overview of the Continent• Brief Country Profile• Similarities and Differences of Countries in SouthAmerica– Brazil– Argentina– Venezuela– Chile– Columbia• Regional Trade Blocks and Road Ahead3
  4. 4. South America
  5. 5. BRAZIL:MACRO ECONOMIC DATAPopulation 181 millionPopulation Density(ppl/sq/km) 21.1Population growth(annual %) 1.2Urban Population 81%GDP(PPP, current US$) 514.4 billionGDP real growth(annual %) 1.8%Inflation 13.4%Unemployment Rate 19.5%Life Expectancy at birth 73.4
  6. 6. ARGENTINA:MACRO ECONOMIC DATAPopulation 39.5 millionPopulation Density(ppl/sq/km) 13Population growth(annual %) 1.02Urban Population 89.3%GDP(PPP, current US$) 433.5 billionGDP real growth(annual %) 8.7%Inflation 13.4%Unemployment Rate 17.5%Life Expectancy at birth 76
  7. 7. VENENZUELA:MACRO ECONOMICDATAPopulation 25.5 millionPopulation Density(ppl/sq/km) 17Population growth(annual %) 1.9Urban Population 88%GDP(PPP, current US$) 94.2 billionGDP real growth(annual %) 3.2%Inflation 22.3%Unemployment Rate 19.5%Life Expectancy at birth 72.3
  8. 8. CHILE:MACRO ECONOMIC DATAPopulation 16.1 millionPopulation Density(ppl/sq/km) 17.4Population growth(annual %) 1.3Urban Population 83%GDP(PPP, current US$) 72.2 billionGDP real growth(annual %) 3.3%Inflation 3.3%Unemployment Rate 12.3%Life Expectancy at birth 76.3
  9. 9. COLOMBIA:MACRO ECONOMIC DATAPopulation 46.16 millionPopulation Density(ppl/sq/km) 18.4Population growth(annual %) 1.5Urban Population 76%GDP(PPP, current US$) 77.6 billionGDP real growth(annual %) 3.7%Inflation 7.3%Unemployment Rate 16.8%Life Expectancy at birth 71.8
  10. 10. REGIONAL TRADE BLOCKS• Association of American Chambers ofCommerce in Latin America(AACCLA)• Mercosur: The Southern Common Market• South American Community of Nations(SACN)
  11. 11. EXCHANGE RATESCountry Brazil Argentina Venezuela Chile ColombiaExchangeRate2.46Real/US $3.06ArgentinePesos/US $1160Bolivares/US$688.95Chileanpesos/US$2504Columbianpesos/US $
  12. 12. Suggested Readings• Business Environment : Text and Cases– Justin Paul (3rd Edition , McGraw Hill Publication)

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