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Published Date:
October 2015
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    Abbreviations

    Countries

    Antigua and Barbuda

    ATG

    Argentina

    ARG

    Armenia

    ARM

    Australia

    AUS

    The Bahamas

    BHS

    Barbados

    BRB

    Belize

    BLZ

    Bolivia

    BOL

    Brazil

    BRA

    Bulgaria

    BGR

    Canada

    CAN

    Chile

    CHL

    China

    CHN

    Colombia

    COL

    Costa Rica

    CRI

    Croatia

    HRV

    Czech Republic

    CZE

    Denmark

    DNK

    Dominica

    DMA

    Dominican Republic

    DOM

    Ecuador

    ECU

    EGY

    El Salvador

    SLV

    Grenada

    GRD

    Guatemala

    GTM

    Guyana

    GUY

    Haiti

    HTI

    Honduras

    HND

    Hong Kong SAR

    HKG

    Hungary

    HUN

    India

    IND

    Indonesia

    IDN

    Israel

    ISR

    Jamaica

    JAM

    Japan

    JPN

    Kazakhstan

    KAZ

    Korea

    KOR

    Latvia

    LVA

    Malaysia

    MYS

    Mexico

    MEX

    Mongolia

    MNG

    New Zealand

    NZL

    Nicaragua

    NIC

    Nigeria

    NGA

    Norway

    NOR

    Pakistan

    PAK

    Panama

    PAN

    Paraguay

    PRY

    Peru

    PER

    Philippines

    PHL

    Poland

    POL

    Romania

    ROM

    Russia

    RUS

    Saudi Arabia

    SAU

    Singapore

    SGP

    Slovenia

    SVN

    South Africa

    ZAF

    St. Kitts and Nevis

    KNA

    St. Lucia

    LCA

    St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    VCT

    Suriname

    SUR

    Sweden

    SWE

    Switzerland

    CHE

    Taiwan Province of China

    TWN

    Thailand

    THA

    Trinidad and Tobago

    TTO

    Turkey

    TUR

    United Kingdom

    GBR

    United States

    USA

    Uruguay

    URY

    Venezuela

    VEN

    Vietnam

    VNM

    Country Groups

    Financially Integrated Economies (LA6)Other Commodity ExportersCAPDRCaribbean Tourism-DependentCaribbean Commodity ExportersEastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU)
    BrazilArgentinaCosta RicaThe BahamasBelizeAnguilla
    ChileBoliviaDominicanBarbadosGuyanaAntigua and
    ColombiaEcuadorRepublicJamaicaSurinameBarbuda
    MexicoParaguayEl SalvadorECCU StatesTrinidad andDominica
    PeruVenezuelaGuatemalaTobagoGrenada
    UruguayHondurasMontserrat
    (The LA5 includesNicaraguaSt. Kitts and Nevis
    the same countriesPanamaSt. Lucia
    except Uruguay)St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    Regions

    East Asia PacificEAPMiddle East and North AfricaMENA
    Europe and Central AsiaECASouth AsiaSAR
    Latin America and the CaribbeanLACSub-Saharan AfricaSSA
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