Panama: Investment in Advertising Increases by 17%

In January 2009, nearly $23 million were invested, an increase of more than $3 million compared to January 2008.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Data from the General Accounting Office published in an article in indicated that advertising investment reached $22.99 million in January 2009, an increase of 17% against the $19.652 million that was invested during the same period in 2008.

According to the article in, "The most notable increase was in newspaper advertising, with a variance of 18.2% and an increase of $785 thousand, followed by television with 14.5% and an increase of $1.738 million."

The president of the Panamanian Association of Advertising Agencies, Monica Urrutia, indicated that a 4% growth is predicted for the industry.

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