Panama’s economy advanced 4.0 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, following a 3.6 percent expansion in the previous period. Faster growth was mainly driven by financial services (5.6 percent from 3.6 percent in Q3); education (6.1 percent from 4.6 percent); social services & private health (9.4 percent from 5.9 percent); construction (6.5 percent from 2.0 percent); utilities (2.3 percent from 1.2 percent) and mining (6.5 percent from 2.0 percent). On the other hand, output growth slowed in trade (1.8 percent from 5.7 percent); transport & communications (5.7 percent from 9.6 percent); and agriculture (0.4 percent from 2.2 percent). Also, manufacturing production shrank (-0.9 percent from 1.5 percent) and fishing contracted further (-27.4 percent from -11.7 percent). Considering full 2018, the economy grew 3.7 percent easing from a 5.3 percent expansion in 2017. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Panama averaged 7.23 percent from 2010 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 12.20 percent in the second quarter of 2011 and a record low of 3.10 percent in the second quarter of 2018.

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Panama is expected to be 4.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in Panama to stand at 4.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Panama GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-18 10:30 PM GDP Growth Rate YoY 4.2% 4.9% 3.5%
2018-09-17 11:00 PM GDP Growth Rate YoY 3.1% 4.2% 3.5%
2018-12-20 11:00 PM GDP Growth Rate YoY 3.6% 3.1% 3.6%
2019-03-04 06:10 PM GDP Growth Rate YoY 4% 3.6% 4.2%
2019-06-18 10:30 PM GDP Growth Rate YoY 4% 4.5%
2019-09-17 11:00 PM GDP Growth Rate YoY 4.7%
2019-12-18 06:00 PM GDP Growth Rate YoY 4.7%


Panama GDP Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
GDP Annual Growth Rate 4.00 3.60 12.20 3.10 percent [+]
GDP 61.84 57.82 61.84 0.54 USD Billion [+]
GDP per capita 11513.28 11102.56 11513.28 2139.55 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 22267.00 21472.70 22267.00 7855.00 USD [+]
GDP Constant Prices 10750.95 10452.98 10750.95 7760.06 PAB Million [+]
GDP From Agriculture 194.83 231.89 231.89 172.04 PAB Million [+]
GDP From Construction 1624.33 1610.67 1672.02 1022.52 PAB Million [+]
GDP From Manufacturing 523.31 516.75 558.81 463.22 PAB Million [+]
GDP From Mining 211.12 186.86 211.12 123.56 PAB Million [+]
GDP From Transport 1432.10 1432.09 1432.10 1142.33 PAB Million [+]
GDP From Utilities 419.34 418.40 420.78 260.45 PAB Million [+]


Panama GDP Annual Growth Rate

Panama is one of the fastest growing economies in the Americas, greatly influenced by the famous canal connecting Atlantic and Pacific Ocean and business-friendly regulations. As a result service sector with insurance, finance, legal industries and flagship registry accounts for 80 percent of GDP. This page provides the latest reported value for - Panama GDP Annual Growth Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Panama GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.00 3.60 12.20 3.10 2010 - 2018 percent Quarterly




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