Over the past 15 years, changing patterns of trade have fundamentally altered the rhythms of Latin America.

There is the rise of “south-to-south” trade with other emerging powers such as China, India and African nations, while in some areas there has been a relative decline in trade with the developed world.

Using data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the graphic examines trade flows in three sectors: agriculture, energy and mining.

It also shows the biggest imports and exports in each sector and presents some economic indicators for each economy.

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