Guatemala's GDP Grows 3.6%

Between April and June 2010, nine of the 11 sectors which make up the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) experienced an increase.

Monday, October 4, 2010

According to Banco de Guatemala (Banguat), the sectors which showed negative numbers in the second quarter were electricity, construction and water collection.

Comparing it to the first quarter of 2010 (January to March), five sectors were up, five suffered deceleration and one shows no growth.´s, Rosa Bolaños reports; "Agriculture, trade, industry and house rentals had a lower growth in the second quarter of 2010 compared to the first, while electricity and water services show growth of -2.1 per cent in June, while in March was at 1.8 per cent.”

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