Guatemala: Foreign Investment Up 6%

From January to September 2019, the country received $671 million in foreign direct investment, 6% more than in the same period in 2018.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Figures from the Bank of Guatemala show that between the first nine months of 2018 and the same period in 2019, foreign direct investment (FDI) that reached the country increased by $39 million, from $671 million to $632 million.

Francisca Cardenas, executive director of the National Competitiveness Program (Pronacom), explained to that "... they expect an increase in FDI flows by the end of 2019, since there was interest from potential capitalists to make their moves to Guatemala."

Cardenas added that "... 19 trade missions were attended to, requiring information on the requirements, regulations, customs procedures and formalities, which could be completed in this exercise."

Colombia, Mexico and the United States, are the countries where a large part of the investment came from for the months in question, since together they accumulated $395 million, equivalent to 59% of the total.

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In 2016 the country received $5,209 million in foreign direct investment, an increase of 16% compared to the previous year.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy and Finance: 

A report from the Department of Economic and Social Analysis at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), reveals that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Panama in 2016 amounted to B / 5,209.3 million compared to the B / 4494.2 million received in 2015, in other words it increased by 15.9%, demonstrating its dynamism and investor confidence in the country's macroeconomic performance.

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