Panama: Positive Economic Signals

Up to July 2009, the main indicators of the Panamanian economy show promising results.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

According to a report from the Comptroller of the Republic, most economic activities experienced growth in the first half of the year.

The most positive signal was the 20.8% increase in the value of real estate construction and repairs permits. This was mainly focused on non-residential projects, which grew 112%, whereas residential projects had a 4% reduction.

"In the manufacturing industry, beef livestock slaughtering grew 9.6%, poultry production rose 4.9%, and alcoholic beverages 7.1%", highlighted Laestrella.com.pa.

On the other hand, the auto industry was the worst performing, with a reduction of 28.3% in sales.

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Guatemala in Statistics 2011

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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.

Inflation
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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