Panama's Economic Activity Index Up 4.16% for January to June 2010

The most active sectors were: retail, transport, logistics and communications, hotels and restaurants, mining and quarrying, community services, construction, and electricity and water.

Friday, August 27, 2010

For the period January to June 2010, the Monthly Index of Economic Activity (IMAE) displayed growth of 4.16%.

Retail reported a positive trend, both in store and for wholesalers.

Transport and communications were helped by telecommunications activity, container shipping loads through the National Port System and air transport. Negative trends were observed in some traffic through the Panama Canal.

Hotels and Restaurants benefitted from increased spending by tourists, particularly in the capital, Panama City.

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As in January and February, the trade sector explained most of the variation in the economic activity index in March, which registered a rise of 3.2% compared to the same month in 2016.

From a report by the Bank of Guatemala:

Economic activity measured by the IMAE estimate, up to March 2017, showed growth of 3.2% (2.0% in March 2016). [GRAFICA caption="Clic para interactuar con la gráfica"]

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The sectors that grew during the first month of the year were fishing, construction, mining and quarrying, and the manufacturing industries.

From the information published by the Comptroller General of the Republic of Panama:

The Monthly Indicator of Economic Activity (MIEA) in the Republic, in January of this year, measured in terms of the original series, grew by 7.04%, compared to the same period in 2012.

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Economic activity measured by IMAE showed a slight increase in November 2010, growing at an annual rate of 1.9%.

Although, extending comparison periods shows a slowdown compared to the annual growth in July, August and September, when the indicator showed 4.3%, 4.1% and 3.1% respectively.

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In the first eight months, economic activity increased by 5.23% over the same period in 2009.

Sectors showing best performance were: transportation, storage and communications, commerce, education, mining, hotels and restaurants, social and personal community services, electricity and water, construction and agriculture.

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