Latin America is expected to face a year followed with lower economic growth along with much weaker public finances, which in turn, will lead to the potential downfall of the region in sovereign ratings. Based on industry classification, the Latin American economy is classified into automobile, food & beverage, construction, oil & gas, aviation, retail, travel and tourism, and others. Latin America generates its economic growth from the oil, manufacturing, tourism, and agricultural industry. The region has nearly 15% of oil resources of the world and exports its oil and related commodities to the US, China, and other countries. However, as per the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the global demand and supply for dry bulk shipping stocks such as commodities and building materials have relatively fallen in the past few weeks; impacting the construction and manufacturing sector. Similarly, Latin America exports oil and relative commodities to China. The decline in the economic activity in the US, China has led to a decrease in the prices for these commodities. Therefore, with the lower oil prices, there will be a slowdown of developments in Vaca Muerta and a delay in production. It will also increase the economic crisis in Venezuela, as the country has a lower down cost of oil in the recent period.
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