Guatemala Economic Activity July 2017


Guatemala: Growth in economic activity steady in July

September 8, 2017

In July, economic activity increased 3.1% from the same month of last year, according to the monthly indicator for economic activity (IMAE, Índice Mensual de la Actividad Económica). The result matched June’s reading (previously reported: +3.2% year-on-year).

In July, annual average growth was stable at June’s 3.1%, marking the highest result since August 2016.

FocusEconomics Consensus panelists forecast that the economy will grow 3.4% in 2017, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s estimate. In 2018, the panel also sees GDP growth at 3.5%.

Author:, Economist

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Guatemala Economic Activity July 2017

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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