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  • Evolution of the GDP :

    Period 2018 1T 2T 3T 4T 2019 * 1T 2T 3T 4T
    Variation 4.4% 5.1% 3.8% 4.2% 4.7% - % 2.6% 2.9% - % - %

    Notes:

    * Provisional, Calculated for the current years quarters.
    - (Q1 – Q4): Current years’ quarter compared to same quarter last year.



    Evolution of the CPI (Consumer Price Index, national urban):

     
    2018
    2019
    Period 12 J F M A M J J A S O N D
    Variation 0.8% -0.3% 0.1% 0.4% 0.3% 0.1% -0.3% 0.2% -0.6% - % - % - % - %

    Notes:

    - Year (January - December): current years' month compared to same month previous year.




    Unemployment :

    Year 03/2018 03/2019
      5.8% 6.4%

     



    Imports - Exports :

      2019
    Period J F M A M J J A S O N D
    Import - Var. -9.5% 15.1% -6.6% 10.1% -5.5% 12.2% -1.2% - % - % - % - % - %
    Export - Var. -21.9% 11.4% -9.1% 5.9% -15.6% 151.3% * - % - % - % - % - % - %

    Notes:

    - Imports : CIF Value
    - Exports : FOB Value
    * : Provisional, includes copper concentrates in june.
    - Year (January - December) : current years' month compared to same month previous year.




    Colón Free Zone :

      2019
    Period J F M A M J J A S O N D
    Variation -12.4% -16.6% -16.5% -18.7% 5.5% -19.2% -18 % - % - % - % - % - %

    Notes:

    - Total commercial movement (by value) of the CFZ.
    - Year (January - December): current years' month compared to same month previous year.




    Transport :

      2019
    Period J F M A M J J A S O N D
    Canal 8.8% 4.1% 1.0% 1.2% -16.7% -20.4% -11.0% -1.4% - % - % - % - %
    Ports 2.6% 7.5% 1.6% -2.0% -1.8% -3.3% 0.5% 12.4% - % - % - % - %

    Notes:

    - Panamá Canal: Tolls paid by boats to cross the Canal.
    - Ports: Container movements in TEUs are for the port sector as a whole.
    - Year (January - December): current years' month compared to same month previous year.




    Entry of foreign passengers :

      2019
    Period J F M A M J J A S O N D
    Variation 17.0% -3.9% -14.1% -2.9% -6.5% -1.9% 0.2% - % - % - % - % - %

    Notes:

    - All passengers: Tourists, excursionists, and cruise ship passengers.
    - Year (January - December): current years' month compared to same month previous year.



    Sources : Contraloría general de la República, INEC
    Analysis and synthesis: Strategy Panama.

     


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