Guatemala: Economic Activity Slows

In August 2017 economic activity grew at a rate of 2.4%, below the 3.1% rate registered in the previous month.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017



Economic Activity Index in Guatemala Al November 30th, 2017  

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From a report by the Bank of Guatemala:

Economic activity measured by the IMAE estimate, in August 2017, showed growth of 2.4% (3.2% in August 2016).  Click to interact with graphicsClick to interact with graphics

The behavior described was influenced by the positive impact of the following economic activities: Wholesale and retail trade; Private services; and Manufacturing. 

The seasonally adjusted series registered a variation of 0.4% in August 2017 compared to the previous month, while the trend-cycle recorded a year-on-year growth rate of 3.0%, more dynamic than in the same month of the previous year.

See full report (In Spanish).

 

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The cycle trend series of the Monthly Index of Economic Activity (IMAE) in June 2017 reflected a year-on-year change of 4.2%, higher by 0.8 percentage points (pp) than in the same period of the previous year (3 , 4% June 2016); evidencing an acceleration that began last April and that places the average growth of the first semester at 4.1%. [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graphics"]

Guatemala: Economic Activity Up 2.9%

August 2017

Private services and manufacturing industries accounted for most of the variation in the economic activity index to June, which posted a year-on-year change of 2.9%.

From a report by the Bank of Guatemala:

Economic activity measured by the IMAE estimate, to June 2017, showed growth of 2.9% (3.4% in June 2016). [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graphics"]

Guatemala: Economic Activity Up 2.4%

July 2017

Exploitation of mines and quarries was responsible for most of the variation in the economic activity index in May of this year, registering a year-on-year increase of 2.4%.

From the monthly report by the Bank of Guatemala:

Economic activity measured by the IMAE estimate, in May 2017, showed growth of 2.4% (4.2% in May 2016). [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graph"]

Guatemala: Economic Activity Up 2% up to April 2017

June 2017

For the third consecutive month, the trade sector was responsible for most of the variation in the index of economic activity, which registered a rise of 2% compared to the same month in 2016.

From a monthly report by the Bank of Guatemala:

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