Natural gas & LNG

Americas November 2018

Regional analysis & forecasts
Economic overview

A strong United States dollar will make gas and LNG imports more expensive for Latin American consumers.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts that the US will be the fastest-growing economy in North America in 2019 despite the country’s ongoing trade war with China. Meanwhile, the US Federal Reserve is set to continue its monetary tightening measures next year. Both these factors will be supportive of the dollar index, which reflects the strength of the US dollar against major global currencies.

Consequently, central banks in Latin America...