Panamanian Economy Grew 2.4%

By the end of the first semester of the year, the country's economy grew 2.4% when compared to the same period of 2008.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Highest growth was recorded in mining (13.1%), construction (12.4%) and transportation, storage and communications (7.8%), while the most important decreases affected agriculture (-12.4%), wholesale and retail commerce (-8.2%) and fishing (-3.3%).

"For Alberto Vallarino, Economy Minister, the figures imply the country will continue on the growth path. 'We are in a good situation, much better than historic growth from other countries of the region like Colombia, Peru and Chile', assured Vallarino".



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