Guatemala has one of the lowest GDP per capita of the Americas. The main sector of the economy is services which accounts for 60 percent of GDP. The growing tourism industry is one of the major sources of income. More importantly, in recent years Guatemala was able to attract foreign direct investment to its production industries. As a result, the manufacturing sector now employs 23 percent of the population and accounts for 30 percent of GDP. Nevertheless, high crime rate and corruption, lack of high-skilled manpower and low quality infrastructures are the country's most challenging obstacles for growth. This page provides - Guatemala GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Guatemala GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2018.