Nicaraguan economy marked by stagnation and inflation

A marked slowdown in economic growth and the increase in inflation keep the Nicaragua economy in stagflation.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


In the context of an election process and a difficult global situation, this reveals a Nicaragua with a index of risk in the third quarter of the year, greater than for the same period in 2007.

This proposal made by Nestor Avendano, Ph.D in Economics, analyzes a situation which is already complex, indicating that there is a growing deficit in the balance of payment of the country, as a percentage of the expected production for this year which is cause by the rise in international prices in raw materials.

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November 2008

The growth of the Nicaraguan economy at the end of 2008 will be lower than that of 122 other developing countries.

Even the GDP of Sierra Leone which was the lowest on the Human Development Index will be 2.5% higher than the estimate figure for Nicaragua.

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It all depends from which perspective you are observing. The same can be said of the economic balance of the Salvadoran market for the first semester of 2008.

While some sectors are warning that the situation has all the symptoms of the preamble to a strong slow-down in production activities, other voices are of the opinion that they have weathered the storm and that the effects are not as bad as feared.

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