We specialize in offering trade finance solutions
in Latin America and the Caribbean
Bladex is a reference for the bank industry in foreign trade. Here is where we stand today.
nationalities represented in our employees
countries we serve
years listed on NYSE
years in business
More than 40 years of operation support the trust of our investors
Having as founding shareholders the Central Banks and government entities of 23 countries in the region and with 3 decades trading on the New York Stock Exchange, Bladex has established itself as a bank with a recognized track record and a clear purpose to propell the trade and regional integrarion in Latin America.
We promote a culture of regulatory compliance
Highly conscious of our role as an institution that seeks the integration of Latin American trade, we adhere to the best practices and principles for compliance with the rules and regulations of the different jurisdictions in which we operate.
We offer financial services to the main economic sectors across the region
Specialized in addressing the trade finance needs, offering personalized solutions to our clients in 23 big industries and 26 countries.
We were the first Latin American bank to be listed on the NYSE
In 1992 we became the first bank in Latin America to be listed on the NYSE, thus expanding our reach and strengthening our capacity in pursuit of the vision of growth and progress that characterizes us.
A competent team with top talent from over 16 nationalities
Complementing expertise and deep knowledge of the region and its specificities from market to market, our highly qualified team allows us to offer the precise solutions for each need.
Committed to people, the planet and prosperity in LatAm
Through our core values of integrity, commitment, humbleness, excellence, respect and integrity, we strive to serve present and future Latin America. We are dedicated to representing and promoting an organizational culture with defined values, regard for human rights, business transparency responsibly and sustainably for our employees, clients, and stakeholders.
To provide financial solutions of excellence to financial institutions, companies and investors doing business in Latin America.
To be recognized as a leading institution in supporting trade and regional integration across Latin America.
It is the hallmark of how we work at Bladex, focused on meeting our client’s needs and creating value for our shareholders.
It is the bond that gives us strength, allowing us to appreciate the contribution of each member of the organization toward the success and achievement of the institution.
Remains our overriding goal. The pursuit of quality through creativity and innovation is present in everything we do.
Guides us in our behavior toward our co-workers, clients, shareholders, and the community.
It is the foundation of our organization, and is supported by ethical behavior that reflects honesty and transparency.
Trinidad & Tobago
|GDP growth (%)||-17.9%||15.3%||6.0%|
|Nominal GDP (USD millions)||53,977||63,605||72,976|
|GDP per Head (USD)||12,553||14,456||16,585|
|Inflation (% Dec.-Dec.)||-1.6%||2.6%||5.7%|
|Fiscal Balance (% GDP)||-10.2%||-6.7%||-5.0%|
|General Govt. gross debt (% GDP)||68.5%||63.6%||60.0%|
|Exports of Goods (US$ MM)||11,629||16,492||18,392|
|Exports growth (%)||-20.6%||41.8%||11.5%|
|Imports of Goods (US$ MM)||14,343||20,364||23,443|
|Imports growth (%)||-35.5%||42.0%||15.1%|
|Foreign Trade (% GDP)||48.1%||57.9%||57.3%|
|Current Account Balance (US$ MM)||1,202||-1,412||-3,699|
|Current Account Balance (% GDP)||2.2%||-2.2%||-5.1%|
|Foreign Direct Investment (US$ MM)||-2,155||1,350||4,320|
|Foreign Direct Investment (% GDP)||-4.0%||2.1%||5.9%|