The most active sectors were: fishing, construction, mining and quarrying, community activities, electricity and water, transport, storage and communications, financial services, agriculture and manufacturing industries.
From information published by the Comptroller General of the Republic of Panama:
The Consumer Price Index in March increased by 4.1% compared to the same month in 2012.
Information published by the Comptroller General of the Republic of Panama:
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in March compared to February 2013 showed an increase of 0.4%, both in the National Urban category, and for the districts of Panama and San Miguelito, while in other urban areas, it was 0.3 %. In relation to March 2012, there was an increase of 4.1% in National Urban and in the districts of Panama and San Miguelito and 4.2% in other urban areas. So far this year, the National Urban CPI reflected a cumulative variation of 1.5%.
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. The sectors with the highest performance in the economy were: fishing, construction, mining and quarrying, community, social and personal services, hotels and restaurants, electricity and water, transport, storage and communications, financial intermediation and manufacturing .
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.
Transportation and communications operations all together, received the dynamism of telecommunications, cargo movement from the National Port System with containers movement, TEU's and air transport. By contrast, rates were negative in transit of ships and net tonnage displaced by deep-water ships, which transited the Panama Canal.
The IMAE for the Jan-Sept 2008 period increased by 9.2% compared to the same period in 2007.
This is thanks to the drive from sectors such as mining, construction, hotels and restaurants, transportation, storage and communication, real estate services, fishing, trade and other community, social and personal services, according to a quarterly report from the office of the Comptroller General of the Republic.
The number of tourist that entered the country during August was 149,798, which means that there was an increase of 21.69% compared to the same period in 2007.
According to preliminary figures from the Department of Statistics and Census, of those entering at the Tocumen International Airport, 26,681 were from North America (20,496 Americans and 4,255 Mexicans), and 34,000 from Central America and 3,197 from the Caribbean.
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