Nicaragua: Private Sector Balance 2013

Free zones, metal mining and construction led economic growth during the year, say entrepreneurs.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

This was revealed by an economic assessment made by the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (Cosep). The housing sector will not register any variation because, as in 2012, 3,500 units were sold.

As for exports, the Cosep revealed that these fell by 0.58 %, which is positive according to Aguerri as they have been sustained despite a sharp fall in prices on the international market.

Some of the most dynamic sectors of the economy during 2013 were metal mining, with production growing by 18% with revenues of $430 million, compared to 2012 when it $420 million was generated.

" ... This year for the first time the growth of the volume of the free zone exports exceeded the exportable amount, which meant an increase of between 8% and 10 %, which means about $1.5 billion in revenue," noted an article in

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In the first quarter of 2018, the economy recorded a 6.4% Yoy growth, explained by the performance of free trade zone activity and construction.

The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic reported that " ...The Dominican economy recorded a year-on-year expansion of 6.4% in the January-March 2018 quarter, maintaining the rate of growth above its potential, following monetary easing measures implemented as of August 1st of last year." 

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June 2012

The National Institute of Statistics and Census in Panama has not been publishing on time vital economic indicators needed for planning and making business decisions.

According to an article in "on review of the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC)’s website, you can see that the Main Economic Indicators 2012, only contain information on the performance of various sectors of the economy in March, even though we are now in June. "

Guatemala in Statistics 2011

April 2012

Statistical information compiled by the Banco de Guatemala has been released, which includes general indicators of real, external, monetary, financial and fiscal indicators.

"Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 3.9 percent in 2011, according to the latest review by the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat) confirming an improvement in the performance of productive activities."

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August 2011

The monthly report of major national economic indicators has been released by the Foundation for the Development of Guatemala.

According to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) at republic level, prepared by the National Statistics Institute (INE), in July of 2011, it registered a value of 105.22, compared to 104.25 recorded last month, making the monthly variation 0.95%, while the cumulative increase to 31 July was 5.22%, which means that the price level rose during the month of December last year. The rate of change (change in July 2011 compared with the same month of 2010) stood at 7.04%, higher than that observed in July 2010.The main determinants of inflation products were agricultural products.

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