CAF's authorized capital is 15 billion United States dollars (USD 15,000,000,000), composed of Common Stock and Callable Capital shares. 

Ordinary Capital

CAF's Ordinary Capital amounts to 10 billion United States dollars (USD 10,000,000,000) and is distributed among Series "A", "B" and "C".

Callable Capital

CAF's Callable Capital amounts to 5 billion United States dollars (USD 5,000,000,000) and is distributed among Series "B" and "C".

New Full Members

After the Shareholders' Assembly’s decision in 2005 of allowing any Latin American country to become a full member of the Institution, Argentina, Brazil, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay subscribed additional paid-in capital for a total of USD 1.6 billion. By the end of 2011, all of them had already become full members.

In 2012, Trinidad and Tobago signed a capital subscription agreement to become a new full member and in 2016 became a full member country.

In 2015, Barbados signed a capital subscription agreement to become a shareholder for USD 50 million.

CAF shareholder countries ratified their commitment to the institution by approving a general capital increase of USD 4.5 billion in 2015, with contributions starting in 2017.

Between 2017 and 2019 CAF received USD 1.7 billion in equity contributions from its shareholders.

In 2019, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Mexico announced their governments’ decision to incorporate as a full members of CAF- Development Bank of Latin America.

The broadening of CAF's shareholder base strengthens its financial profile and allows it to expand its regional scope.


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