In August, the economy expanded 7.9% over the same month last year, which was above the 7.5% increase in July, according to the monthly indicator of economic activity (IMAE, indice Mensual de Actividad Economica). The transportation, as well as storage and communications sectors, had the biggest impact on the monthly reading. On a monthly basis, economic activity increased 0.15% over the previous month in seasonally adjusted terms, which exceeded July's flat reading (previously reported: -0.04% month-on-month). However, annual average growth in economic activity inched down from 8.3% in July to 8.2% in August.
Panama Economic Activity
Economic activity gains pace
October 24, 2011
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Panama Economic News
October 13, 2016
Consumer prices in a month-on-month comparison increased 0.2% in September after a flat reading in August.
September 27, 2016
In July, the monthly indicator for economic activity (IMAE, Índice Mensual de Actividad Económica) decelerated from 4.1% in June to a seven-month low of 3.0% in July.
September 16, 2016
The Panamanian economy gained traction in the second quarter of the year.
September 13, 2016
In August, consumer prices were flat, down from July’s 0.10% print.
August 25, 2016
In June, the monthly indicator for economic activity (IMAE, Índice Mensual de Actividad Económica) decelerated from May’s over-one-year high of 5.2% to 4.1%.