Honduras: GDP to Grow between 3.4% and 3.7% in 2017

The Central Bank has forecast for this year inflation of 4.5% with a margin of ± 1%, and annual growth of 3.6% in exports.

Friday, March 3, 2017

From a report by the Central Bank:

The Central Bank of Honduras (BCH), through Resolution No.81-3 / 2017 of March 2, 2017, approved the 2017-2018 Monetary Program (MP), which sets out the measures for monetary, credit and exchange policy and the prospects of the Honduran economy and the international context for a two-year horizon, in order to guide operators and the general public in decision-making and formation of expectations. 

At the close of 2016, annual inflation was 3.31%, ranking throughout the year below the lower limit of the range set in the MP from 2016 to 2017. This result was due to a combination of the evolution of international prices of oil and raw materials, the performance of monetary policy and expectations of economic agents.  

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Honduras: Economy to Grow Less than Expected

August 2018

The Central Bank has revised down its year-on-year GDP growth forecast for 2018, from the range of 3.8% to 4.2%, projected at the beginning of the year, to a range of 3.6% to 4%, but has kept the projection of inflation unchanged.

From a statement issued by Banco Central de Honduras:

Costa Rica: GDP Could Grow 4.1% in 2017-18

January 2017

By 2017 the Central Bank forecasts inflation of between 2% and 4% and an annual growth rate of 4.1% in gross domestic product in the 2017-18 biennium.

From the report "Macroeconomic Program 2017-2018" by the Central Bank:

For the 2017-2018 biennium, in an expected context of moderate growth in our main trading partners, a gradual return to normal international liquidity and ordered increases in the international price of basic commodities, the macroeconomic projections include the following:

Costa Rica: 2015-2016 Macroeconomic Program

January 2016

The Central Bank has set the inflation target at 3% for 2016-2017. The projection of real GDP growth for 2016 is 4.2% and 4.5% in 2017.

From a statement issued by the Central Bank of Costa Rica:

This program contains an analysis of the macroeconomic situation in 2015 and the objectives, policy measures and macroeconomic projections for the next 24 months.

Honduras: Macroeconomic Programme 2015-2016

March 2015

For this year the Central Bank of Honduras has projected economic growth of between 3% and 3.5% and inflation of between 4.5% and 6.5%.

From a statement issued by Banco Central de Honduras:

The Board of the Central Bank of Honduras (BCH) has approved the Monetary Programme (FP) for 2015-2016, which contains policy measures to be adopted based on projections of key macroeconomic variables under the national and international current economic context.

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