Red Numbers Still in Colon Free Zone

In the first seven months of 2019, the commercial activity of the Panamanian Free Trade Zone totaled $10.782 million, 14% less than in the same period of 2018.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

From January to July, imports in the Colon Free Zone (ZLC) totaled $5.224 million, and re-exports amounted to $5.557 million, decreasing by 12% and 16% compared to the same period in 2018, respectively.

Regarding the figures reported in July this year, a report of the General Comptroller of the Republic states that the traded value reached $1.597 million, 18% less compared to the same month in 2018.

In the case of re-exports registered in July 2019, these amounted to $766 million, 16% less than that reported in the seventh month of 2018.

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In the first three months of 2019, the commercial activity of the Panamanian Free Trade Zone reached $4.446 million, 15% less than that recorded in the same period of 2018.

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January 2019

In accordance with what was reported during the first months of 2018, the commercial activity of the Panamanian Free Trade Zone at the end of the year totaled $20,931 million, 7% more than in 2017.

Figures from the Department of Statistics and Economic Studies of the Colon Free Zone (ZLC), highlight that in 2018 imports totaled $9,855 million, and re-exports amounted to $11,076 million, exceeding in 7% and 6% what was registered in 2017, respectively.

Zona Libre de Colon: Activity Keeps Rising

October 2018

During the first nine months of the year, commercial activity in the Panamanian Free-Trade Zone exceeded $16 billion, 10% more than the same period in 2017.

In accordance with the figures reported between January and September of this year, imports in the Zona Libre de Colon (ZLC) reached $7.622 million up to October, and re-exports reached $8.464 million, exceeding in 10.4% and 10.3% what was registered in the first three quarters of 2017, respectively.

Colon Free Zone Continues to Recover

August 2018

Between January and July 2018 the commercial activity of the free trade zone in Panama generated $12.618 billion, growing 8% over the same period last year.

The administration of the Colon Free Zone (ZLC) reported that " ... the cumulative amount of the first seven months of 2018 was higher than the $11.643.3 billion in the same period in the previous year. "

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