Nicaragua: Economic Activity Up 5% in 2017

For a second consecutive month the activities of transport, construction, and exploitation of mines and quarries, accounted for most of the cumulative variation of 5.2% registered up to December 2017.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

From a report compiled by the General Comptroller of the Republic:

The Monthly Index of Economic Activity (IMAE) in the Republic, for the accumulated period of January - December 2017, grew by 5.20%, compared to the same period in 2016.

The categories of economic activity that showed favorable performances were: transport, storage and communications (includes canal, ports and aviation), construction, mining and quarrying, electricity and water, and public administration.

Other branches that showed a positive impact, but to a lesser degree, were financial intermediation, real estate activities and legal services, private health, private education, manufacturing industry, community activities (including casinos and games of chance), hotels and restaurants, and farming. On the other hand, fishing registered a decrease.

The interannual monthly variation of December 2017, compared to the same month in 2016, was 4.03%.

See full report (in Spanish).

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Panama: Economic Activity Grows to 5.7% as of August 2017

October 2017

Between January and August, the monthly index of economic activity registered an increase of almost 6% compared to the same period in 2016, mainly explained by the transportation, construction and electricity sectors.

From a report by the Comptroller General of the Republic.

Nicaragua: Economic Activity Up 6.5% up to March 2017

May 2017

In March, the monthly index of economic activity recorded a year-on-year growth of 6.5%, well above the 2.7% variation registered in the same month in 2016.

From a report by the Central Bank of Nicaragua:

In March, the monthly index of economic activity grew by 6.5 percent compared to March 2016. Meanwhile, the annual average variation was 5 percent and the accumulated growth in the January-March period was 5.4 percent.  [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graphics"]

Panama MIEA Grows 6.31% Between January and June

September 2013

The most active sectors were: fishing, construction, mining and quarrying, transport, storage and communications, hotels and restaurants, manufacturing and others.

From information published by the Comptroller General of the Republic of Panama:

The Monthly Index of Economic Activity (MIEA) in the Republic, for the cumulative period from January to June 2013, measured in terms of the original series, grew by 6.31% compared to the same period in 2012. The sectors which showed greatest dynamism in the economy were: fishing, construction, mining and quarrying, community, social and personal services, transport, storage and communications, hotels and restaurants, manufacturing, educational services and private health and financial intermediation. The other sectors registered positive results but at a slower pace, with the exception of trade which continued to show a decline, because of limitations in the Colon Free Zone.

Panama: IMAE Grows by 9.42%

October 2012

In the period January-August 2012, the Monthly Economic Activity Index, rose by 9.42% compared to the same period in 2011.

A statement from the Controller General reads:

The sectors that performed best were: construction, mining and quarrying, community activities, social and personal services, hotels and restaurants, transport, storage and communications, electricity and water, manufacturing, trade, financial intermediation, private health and public administration, among others, while fishing continues to show a negative variation.

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