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Ecuador Investment

Ecuador Investment

Fixed Investment in Ecuador

Ecuador's economy recorded an average growth rate of -1.1% in fixed investment over the decade to 2022, below the 0.9% average for Latin America. In 2022, fixed investment growth was 2.5%. For more investment information, visit our dedicated page.

Ecuador Investment Chart

Note: This chart displays Investment (annual variation in %) for Ecuador from 2013 to 2022.
Source: Central Bank of Ecuador.

Ecuador Investment Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Fixed Investment (ann. var. %) -7.1 -5.4 -10.8 4.1 8.3

GDP growth cools notably in Q3

GDP growth decelerated to 0.4% year on year in the third quarter, from 4.7% in the second quarter. Q3’s print represented the lowest reading since Q1 2021. Meanwhile, the economy shrank 1.3% in seasonally adjusted, quarter-on-quarter terms, swinging from the previous quarter’s 1.1% expansion and marking the sharpest contraction since Q2 2020.

Household spending plummeted 4.7% year-on-year in the third quarter, contrasting the previous quarter’s 3.4% expansion. Moreover, fixed investment plunged 5.6% in Q3, contrasting the 7.0% increase in the prior quarter. Meanwhile, government spending grew 5.1% in Q3 (Q2: +5.7% yoy). On the external front, exports of goods and services rose 7.3% in Q3, cooling somewhat from Q2’s 7.9% increase. Conversely, imports of goods and services fell at a softer pace, declining 14.1% in Q3 (Q2: -23.1% yoy).

Consensus Forecasts and Projections for the next ten years

How should you choose a forecaster if some are too optimistic while others are too pessimistic? FocusEconomics collects Ecuadorian investment projections for the next ten years from a panel of 10 analysts at the leading national, regional and global forecast institutions. These projections are then validated by our in-house team of economists and data analysts and averaged to provide one Consensus Forecast you can rely on for each indicator. By averaging all forecasts, upside and downside forecasting errors tend to cancel each other out, leading to the most reliable investment forecast available for Ecuadorian investment.

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