Tuesday April 23 2019
Panama Economic Activity Index YoY Change at 3.74 percent


The economy of Panama advanced 3.74 percent year-on-year in February 2019, following a 3.57 percent expansion in the previous month. Growth was mainly driven by transport and communications, mostly in Panama Canal; utilities boosted by thermal energy; and restaurants and hotels.





Sunday April 21 2019
Panama - Credit Rating at 60.00


Standard & Poor's credit rating for Panama stands at BBB with positive outlook. Moody's credit rating for Panama was last set at Baa1 with stable outlook. Fitch's credit rating for Panama was last reported at BBB with stable outlook.





Wednesday April 17 2019
Panama Balance of Trade at -986229.84 PAB Thousand


Panama’s trade deficit widened to PAB 986.2 million in February 2019 from PAB 855.7 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports fell 11.4 percent year-on-year to PAB 52.65 million, as sales dropped for shrimps (-57.7 percent); fish (-52.2 percent); and meat (-4.7 percent). Imports rose 15.1 percent to PAB 1038.9 million, mainly due to higher purchases of consumption goods rose (20.2 percent), boosted by non-durable (23.4 percent), semi-durable (13.1 percent) and fuels & lubricants (16.2 percent). Also, purchases increased for capital goods (14.1 percent), driven by construction (0.1 percent), transport & communications (14.3 percent) and other capital goods (36 percent); and intermediate goods (7.1 percent), namely raw materials and intermediate products for agriculture (22.0 percent), for industry (1.1 percent), and construction materials (16.9 percent).





Wednesday April 17 2019
Panama Imports at 1038882.90 PAB Thousand


Imports to Panama rose 15.1 percent year-on-year to PAB 1038.9 million in February 2019, mainly due to higher purchases of consumption goods rose (20.2 percent), boosted by non-durable (23.4 percent), semi-durable (13.1 percent) and fuels & lubricants (16.2 percent). Also, purchases increased for capital goods (14.1 percent), driven by construction (0.1 percent), transport & communications (14.3 percent) and other capital goods (36 percent); and intermediate goods (7.1 percent), namely raw materials and intermediate products for agriculture (22.0 percent), for industry (1.1 percent), and construction materials (16.9 percent).





Wednesday April 17 2019
Panama Exports at 52653.09 PAB Thousand


Exports from Panama fell 11.4 percent year-on-year to PAB 52.65 million in February 2019, as sales dropped for shrimps (-57.7 percent); fish (-52.2 percent); and meat (-4.7 percent).





Tuesday April 16 2019
Panama Cpi Housing Utilities at 101.36 Index Points


Cpi Housing Utilities in Panama increased to 101.36 Index Points in March from 101.24 Index Points in February of 2019.





Tuesday April 16 2019
Panama Consumer Price Index Cpi at 104.91 Index Points


Consumer Price Index Cpi in Panama increased to 104.91 Index Points in March from 104.47 Index Points in February of 2019.





Tuesday April 16 2019
Panama CPI Transportation at 103.98 Index Points


The transportation sub-index of the CPI basket in Panama increased to 103.98 Index Points in March of 2019 from 101.54 Index Points in February of 2019.





Tuesday April 16 2019
Panama Food Inflation at 0.20 percent


Cost of food in Panama increased 0.20 percent in March of 2019 over the same month in the previous year.





Tuesday April 16 2019
Panama Inflation Rate MoM at 0.40 percent


The Consumer Price Index in Panama increased 0.40 percent in March of 2019 over the previous month.