Beer Production in Panama Increases

Beer production rose by 3.3% in January 2009 when compared to the same month last year.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

However, considering total liquor production in Panama (21.7 million liters in January), it increased only 2.1%, as production of sec, rum, gin and other spirits contracted by -17.9%, -13.6%, -4.3% and -36.5% respectively."

La published: "In January, production increased 2.1% over the same month in 2008, but this rate of increase is much lower than was recorded early last year [2008] (17%) and the annual average for 2008 (8.5%)."

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The Alcoholic Beverages Market in Panama

April 2014

Local liquor production has gone down and there is a greater presence of foreign brands in a market worth $300 million a year.

In recent years the liquor market in Panama has seen changes in its composition, with domestic goods losing ground to imported ones.

According to figures from the Comptroller General of the Republic cited in an article on, "the production of alcoholic beverages in Panama last year grew by just 0.1% compared with 2012."

Increased Production of Alcoholic Beverages

February 2012

In 2011, 237.57 million liters of spirits were produced in Panama, up 6% from a year earlier.

The production of alcoholic beverages increased in 2011 to 237,570,000 gallons, a growth of 6.1% compared to 2010.

The registration period covers January to November last year. In the same period in 2010, there were 223, 826,000 liters produced, reported

Panama Rum Production up 32%

November 2010

As of August 4 million 18 thousand liters of rum were produced, 32.1% more than the same period of 2009.

According to the Comptroller General's Office, production in August 2010 reached the highest growth since 2007 when it reported growth of 21.5%. reports, "This relates to the aggressive export plan of the two main factories of this product, though in recent years independent producers have joined.

Liquor Production Increases 7.1% in Panama

November 2009

In the first 9 months of 2009, alcoholic beverages companies produced 177.3 million liters, 7.1% more than the same period of last year.

According to data from the Economics and Finance Ministry, the main driver of this growth was beer: 35.8 million have been produced so far 2009, 15.85% more than last year.

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