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Panama: Economic growth remains stellar in Q1

June 18, 2012

In the first quarter, the economy expanded 10.6% over the same quarter last year, which was up from the 9.6% rise registered in the fourth quarter of 2011. The acceleration over the previous period mainly reflected faster growth in services (Q4 2011:+11.4% year-on-year; Q1: +12.8% yoy), which are the largest component of Panama


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Note: Year-on-year changes of GDP in %.
Source: National Comptroller


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