Charting Panama – Charting Economy

Pages

53 pages

Published

July 2019

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

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How We Visually Explain The Economy

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Comprehensive View On The Economy

Part of Panama’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for Panama’s economy.

 

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of Panama’s economy in relation to the world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Panama’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Panama? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does Panama’s economy rely on external trade?
  • Economic Freedom Index: How free is Panama’s economy?

Part of Panama’s economic profile, this section explores Panama’s competitiveness at the global level. It also covers Panama’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • How competitive is Panama?
  • How are Panama’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • How is the average wage in Panama compared to others in the region?
  • How has labor productivity in Panama changed over the years and in relation to comparable countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Panama?
  • How good is Panama in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Panama’s average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Panama?
  • What is the poverty rate in Panama and how does it compare to others?
  • How has an unemployment rate in Panama changed over the recent years?
  • How is income distributed in Panama and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Panama?
  • How has the quality of life in Panama changed over the years?

Part of Panama’s economic outlook, this section explores Panama’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Panama’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for Panama’s economy in the last year?
  • What is the growth outlook for Panama’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?

Part of Panama’s economic outlook, this section explores Panama’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit,  balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Panama over the next 12 months?
  • What is the health of Panama’s banking sector?
  • What has been the trend in Panama’s fiscal budget deficit and the subsequent fiscal risk over the next 5 years?
  • Breaking down Panama’s Balance of Payment: Where are the key risks?
  • How good is Panama in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Panama have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk?

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Detailed rankings and scores for Panama and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency

 

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