In the Americas, the data shows investment volatility as well as the growth of emerging Latin American markets. The report found that investment fell in the Americas overall, with clean energy financing down 31 percent in 2012, to $50.3 billion. However, this decline followed growth of more than 30 percent in 2011, illustrating a pattern of investment volatility in the region. The top 10 countries in global clean energy investment included the United States at $35.6 billion (#2 rank) and Brazil at $5.3 billion (#10 rank). Investment in Argentina and Mexico grew by 63% and 548% respectively.