Panama economy grew by 4.56% from January to April, according IMAE

junio 25, 2015 12:46 pm Publicado por 5.112 Comentarios


The Monthly Economic Activity Index (IMAE) in the Republic, within the period from January to April 2015, measured in terms of the original series in 1996 prices, it grew by 4.56 percent compared to 4.58 recorded in the same period 2014 the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) of the Comptroller General of the Republic.

Fisheries, transport, storage and communications, construction, mining and quarrying, community, social and personal service activities, electricity and water, hotels and restaurants, and financial intermediation were the sectors that performed better for the economy. According to the INEC, manufacturing and trade recorded decrease.

Fishing reported positive rate due to the capture of species destined mainly for export.

They recorded a favorable performance transport operations and communications sector, mainly in telecommunications, air transport and movement measured in the National Port System TEU containers.

The sectors of construction and mining and quarrying showed good behavior, due to the contribution of construction in the private sector; however, you are still influenced by the low related to the Canal expansion and the completion of several large projects of state investment activities.

Providing amusement and recreation services still favored by revenues from gambling arcades of chance, especially type slot machines and table games.


Ernesto Chong de León, Ernesto Emilio Chong Coronado

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