High inflation coupled with rising interest rates, reduced investment and disruptions caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are slowing down the world economy to such an extent that it could be close to recession in 2023.

This is what he assured world Bank in a recent report, in which it cut its global growth projections to 1.7 percent for this year, the third weakest growth rate in nearly three decades, eclipsed only by global recessions triggered by the pandemic and the financial crisis. .

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According to the agency, the sharp slowdown in growth would be widespread: Forecasts would be corrected downward for 95 percent of advanced economies and nearly 70 percent of emerging markets and developing economies.

“Emerging and developing countries face a multi-year period of slow growth fueled by a heavy debt burden and low investment,” warned David Malpass, president of the World Bank Group.

The slowdown in Latin America

Latin America and the Caribbean It will not be the exception and it is expected to slow down markedly to 1.3 percent in 2023, to recover a little, to 2.4 percent, in 2024.

This slowdown reflects both the efforts of the monetary authorities to control inflation and the secondary effects of a difficult global outlook. Additionally, the somewhat slow growth in the United States and China could reduce demand for exports.

Although some Caribbean countries will have a stronger expansion, the large economies of the region will not grow as much in 2023. For example, the Mexican economy will expand by only 0.9 percent or the Brazilian by 0.8 percent. Even for Chile, a contraction of 0.9 percent is projected because the drop in real income would erode consumption.

Colombia’s growth projection falls

In the case of Colombia, the world Bank it projects that its growth would weaken significantly and would go from growing 8 percent in 2022 to only 1.3 percent in 2023 (1.9 points less than expected in June). If materialized, the difference between one year and another would be 6.7 points.

By 2024, it would recover to 2.8 percent.

Specifically, the international organization expects the Colombian economy to slow down as the increase in activity that will accompany the reopening of pandemic restrictions decreases and that monetary policy remains restrictive amid high inflation.

The World Bank expects Colombia to grow 1.3 percent in 2023.

This is how much the countries of the region would grow in 2023:

1. Guyana 25.2
2. Saint Vincent and the Grenades 6
3. Paraguayan 5.2
4. Barbados 4.8
5. Dominican Republic 4.8
6. Panama 4.5
7. Saint Lucia 4.4
8. Bahamas 4.1
9. Granada 3.2
10. Bolivia 3.1
11. Ecuador 3.1
12. Guatemala 3.1
13. Honduras 3.1
14. Costa Rica 2.9
15. Uruguay 2.7
16. Peru 2.6
17. Suriname 2.3
18. Argentina 2
19. Belize 2
20. El Salvador 2
21.Jamaica 2
22.Nicaragua 2
23.Colombia 1.3
24. Mexico 0.9
25. Brazil 0.8
26.Chile -0.9
27. Haiti -1.1