Panamanian Manufacturing Production Up

In the first half of the year, industrial manufacturing production increased by up to 12%.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

According to data from the Comptroller General the largest increase was in the processing of food products, including meat, dairy, tomato, sugar and salt, with an average 12.6% rise.

The production of alcoholic beverages saw average growth of 7.5%.

"These statistics for the first six months of the year display a tendency for continued development of Panama's manufacturing industry, combined with global volume index rise from 135.8 to 136.9," reports

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