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Back to basics: Latin America and alt data (Part 2/2)

In part 2, we continue our assessment of alternative datasets that cover the Latin American market. In this report, we focus on datasets that track agriculture, retail, and political risk.


Latin America is an important exporter of food and agricultural products (16% of total exports, and only 4% of total imports), making the region the largest net exporter of agricultural commodities in the world.

Currently, Latin America is the primary global supplier of:

  • Bananas – 60% of global supply
  • Soybeans and sugar – 50%
  • Coffee – 45%
  • Corn, beef, and poultry – 30%

In addition to being relevant to ag/commodity investors, the agricultural industry in the region is also relevant to foreign equities such as

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