Figures show a decrease from 2,746 in 2009 to the current total of 2,406 projects.

The most notable changes concern Mexico and Colombia. Mexico dropped from second to fourth position with a decrease of 121 projects compared to 2009 from 320 to 199.

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Colombia saw an increase of 24 new projects for the year, moving it up from ninth place to joint fifth with Argentina, which saw a decrease in 29 investments.

The USA maintained its position at the top, with a decrease of only 42 new projects, dropping from 1,256 to 1,214.

Despite a decrease from 47 projects in 2009 to 29 in 2010, Panama has not dropped out of the table and is still 10th. Overall all the countries saw a decrease in investments with the exceptions of Canada and Colombia.