Trade Balance in Ecuador
Ecuador - Trade BalanceThe economy seemed to slow in Q1. On average, economic activity grew at a weaker annual pace than in 2021. The oil sector contracted due to natural disasters and lack of prior investment. More positively, the agricultural, construction and services sectors grew strongly. Turning to Q2, the oil sector is likely recovering, boosting growth. Meanwhile, near decade-high oil prices are providing relief to the external and fiscal balances. This has allowed the government to introduce a new cash transfer program and housing subsidies, supporting private consumption alongside its existing fuel subsidy program. That said, such measures will hurt public finances, which could pose a problem for the lending agreement reached with the IMF in May. In politics, the president and the legislature remain at loggerheads due to conflicts over policies relating to the judiciary, labor market and investment.
Ecuador - Trade Balance Data
|Trade Balance (USD billion)||-3.2||0.5||-0.9||-1.5||-0.2|
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Ecuador Trade Balance Chart
Source: Central Bank of Ecuador and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Exchange Rate||25,000||0.0 %||Dec 31|
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October 17, 2022
Economic activity grew 7.2% compared to the same month of the previous year in August, which was above July's 1.2% increase.
October 7, 2022
Inflation came in at 4.1% in September, which was up from August’s 3.8%.
September 15, 2022
Economic activity growth softened further in annual terms in July, increasing 1.2% year on year (June: +4.3% yoy).
September 6, 2022
Inflation came in at 3.8% in August, which was down from July’s 3.9%.
August 18, 2022
Economic activity rose 4.3% year on year in June, which was a deterioration from May's 12.4% increase.