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%). 

See full report (in Spanish). 

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Honduras: Economic Activity Slows Down

September 2018

From July of this year, the Monthly Index of Economic Activity recorded a year-on-year variation of 3.7%, which is far from the 5.1% reported in the same month in 2017.

The report by the Central Bank of Honduras states that "... Because of its contribution to the Monthly Index of global Economic Activity, the group that stands out is Financial Intermediation, Insurance and Pension Funds having contributed the most, followed by: the Manufacturing Industry; Commerce; Mail and Telecommunications; Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Electricity and Water; Transportation and Storage; Building; and, Hotels and Restaurants."

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).

Costa Rica: Economic Activity Up 3.6%

March 2018

The manufacturing industry and professional services were the sectors that explained most of the positive variation registered in the first month of 2018.

From a report by the Central Bank of Costa Rica:

The production of goods and services in the country, as measured by the cycle trend series of the Monthly Index of Economic Activity (IMAE), registered an interannual variation of 3.6% in January 2018, presenting an acceleration for the fifth consecutive month.  [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graph"]

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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