One year after the fall of Lehman Brothers, SECMCA analyzes the international situation, and Central America's perspectives and current situation.
Production continues to fall, as evidenced by the Central American Monthly Economic Activity Index, confirming a process started on the last trimester of 2008. June's variation was -1.9% when compared to the same month of the previous year.
Regional inflation has considerably decelerated in the past quarters, as a result of the application of a series of prudent monetary policy measures, and some exogenous factors related to the abrupt deceleration of the global economy.
Inflation is declining and economic growth is decelerating - Analysis of the Executive Secretary of the Central American Monetary Counsel.
The excessive volatility in the financial markets and the low investor and consumer confidence levels are omens that the crisis is going to last, which is being translated into lower levels of consumption and investment and high unemployment rates in the most developed countries.
Economic growth is slowing down in Central America, but economic activity is still positive in spite of the slowdown in the United States, says the Central American Monetary Board in its June report.
The numbers from the board's Monthly Economic Activity Index for the firs three months of this year show a process of deceleration in both short- and long-term trends and a downturn in the business cycle.
Key representative/s from the Guatemalan Exporters’ Association last 13-15 October attended the 8th TPO Network World Conference to exchange ideas and best practice around stimulating export-led economic growth and meeting the urgent challenges in the sector.