Guatemala Economic Activity June 2018


Guatemala: Economic activity remains solid in June

September 4, 2018

Data from Banguat’s monthly index of economic activity (IMAE, Indice Mensual de la Actividad Económica) showed that economic activity growth was flat in June from the previous month, contrasting May’s upwardly revised 0.7% expansion (previously reported: +0.4% mom).

On a year-on-year basis, growth in economic activity in June was stable at May’s revised 3.2% expansion (previously reported: +2.6% year-on-year). Growth in June came on the back of expansions in the transportation, storage and communications; wholesale and retail trade; manufacturing; agriculture; and private services sectors. Meanwhile, annual average growth in economic activity was stable at 2.7% in June.

Guatemala GDP Forecast

Banguat expects growth of between 2.8%–3.2% in 2018 and 3.1%–4.1% in 2019. FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see growth of 3.2% in 2018, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2019, our panelists predict growth to accelerate to 3.3%.

Author:, Economist

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Guatemala Economic Activity June 2018 0

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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