Guatemala: Calculation of IMAE Expanded

Included are activities such as transport, storage and communications and the construction sector, indicators which were not fully incorporated in the previous calculation of the Monthly Economic Activity Index (IMAE).

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Some of the changes include activities such as transport, storage and communications and the construction sector, since these indicators were not fully incorporated in the above methodology and only disaggregated data was captured for the respective calculation.
The Monetary Board approved the extension of indicators for measuring the Monthly Index of Economic Activity, in order to determine more accurately their behavior.

According to Otto Lopez, director of the Department of Macroeconomic Statistics Banguat, this new structure will be used to study the measurement of the 11 activities that make up the GDP, which is the value of goods and services produced in a year.The previous methodology measured only nine activities .



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