Guatemala Economic Activity June 2019

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Guatemala: Economic activity moderates in June

August 14, 2019

Economic activity slowed to 3.1% in annual terms in June, down from May’s revised 3.5% growth (previously reported: +3.3% year-on-year). Sustained growth in June was driven by positive performances in the private services; manufacturing; and wholesale and retail trade sectors. Annual average growth in economic activity was stable at 3.4% in June.

Banguat expects growth of between 3.0%–3.8% in 2019. FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see growth of 3.1% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2020, our panelists predict growth to accelerate to 3.0%.


Author:, Economist

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Guatemala Economic Activity June 2019 1

Note: Year-on-year changes and annual average variation of trend-cycle economic activity in %.
Source: Guatemala Central Bank and FocusEconomics calculations.


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