Short-term estimates of economic impact of Zika in Latin America for 2016 by country

This statistic shows the estimated short-term economic impact of the Zika virus epidemic for 2016 in select Latin American and Caribbean countries by foregone income and foregone fiscal revenues in million U.S. dollars. Mexico is predicted to experience the largest economic impact from the Zika virus with an estimated 744 million U.S. dollars lost in foregone income and another 80 million lost in foregone fiscal revenues. However, small countries like Belize, Cuba, and Jamaica are expected to have the highest economic losses in relation to their GDP.

Estimated short-term economic costs of the Zika virus epidemic in select Latin American and Caribbean countries for 2016

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Release date

February 2016



Survey time period

as of February, 2016

Supplementary notes

No value means no data available.
* Countries with largest impacts in U.S. dollars.
** Countries with significant impacts, as a percentage of GDP.

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