China has become the second largest trading partner in Latin America
In recent years, China's economic, trade and investment cooperation with Latin American and Caribbean countries has developed rapidly. Now, China has become an important trading partner of Latin America, and Latin America has become an important destination for overseas investment after Asia.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce said at a regular press conference on 29 that the Latin American region is a natural extension of the "Maritime Silk Road of the 21st Century". In recent years, China's economic and trade cooperation with Latin American and Caribbean countries has been developing in an all-round way, with more and more plans and more fields. The cooperation between the two sides in terms of sales, investment and project contracting has achieved rich results.
It is reported that China has now become an important trading partner of Latin America, and Latin America has become a major destination for overseas investment after Asia. In 2017, China and Latin American and Caribbean countries reached 257.8 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of 18.8% over the same period last year; in January-September this year, the sales of both sides increased by 20% over the same period last year, reaching 228.6 billion U.S. dollars; in 2017, the direct investment stock of Chinese enterprises in Latin American region reached 387 billion U.S. dollars, with a cumulative contractual value of 164.2 billion U.S. dollars, which ended. Turnover was $112.9 billion.
Gao Feng said that China and Latin American countries have strong economic complementarity, and there is great potential for cooperation between the two sides in the field of economy and trade. China is confident of the prospect of economic and trade cooperation between China and Latin America, and is willing to work together with Latin American countries to build "one belt and one road".
Together, China-Latin America economic and trade cooperation will be promoted to a new level.