Guatemala: Economic Activity Up 3% in 2017

Transport and private services were the sectors that accounted for most of the positive variation in the economic activity index.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Economic Activity Index in Guatemala Al November 30th, 2017  

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From a report by the Bank of Guatemala:

The economic activity measured by the IMAE estimate, in December 2017, showed a growth rate of 3.1% 1 (4.1% in December 2016).  Click to interact with graphClick to interact with graph

The behavior described was influenced by growth shown in the following economic activities: Transportation, storage and communications; Private services; Financial intermediation, insurance and auxiliary activities; and Agriculture, livestock, hunting, forestry and fishing. 

For its part, the seasonally adjusted series registered a variation rate of 0.8% in December 2017 with respect to the previous month (-0.2% in November 2017), while the trend-cycle recorded a year-on-year growth rate of 3.0%, lower to that observed in the same month of the previous year (3.3%). 

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Private Services Dynamize Economic Activity

December 2018

During October, economic activity in Guatemala reported a 3.3% increase over the same month in 2017, mainly because of the performance of private services and wholesale and retail trade.

The Banco de Guatemala (Banguat) reported that the economic activity according to the IMAE estimation, in October 2018, showed a 3.3% growth rate (3.7% in October 2017).

Transport and Services Boost Economic Activity

September 2018

Influenced in part by the performance of the transportation and services sectors, economic activity in Guatemala reported a year-on-year growth of 3.4% in July.

The behavior in the seventh month of the year was influenced by growth shown by the following economic activities: Transportation, storage and communications, Wholesale and retail trade, Private services and the Manufacturing industries.

Guatemala: Economic Activity Up 2% as of March 2018

May 2018

Trade and private services, were the sectors that accounted for most of the variation in the index of economic activity during the third month of the year.

From a report by the Bank of Guatemala:

Economic activity measured by the IMAE estimate, in March 2018, showed a growth rate of 2.0% (3.9% in March 2017).

Guatemala: Economic Activity Up 2% in January 2018

March 2018

Transport, private services and trade were the sectors that accounted for most of the variation in the economic activity index during the beginning of the year.

From a monthly report by Banco de Guatemala:

Economic activity measured by the IMAE estimate, in January 2018, showed a growth rate of 2.1% (2.8% in January 2017). [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graph"]

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