Panama leads economic projections for 2019
With expected growth of 5.9 percent this year, Panama leads economic projections in the isthmus for third year in a row, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Honduras, with 3.6 percent, is second in Central America, while Nicaragua is last, with an antiicpated decline of 2 percent.
The ranking is based on data from central banks (numbers in brackets indicate expected growth in each country).
1 Panama (5.9)
2 Honduras (3.6)
3 Guatemala (3.0)
4 Costa Rica (2.9)
5 El Salvador (2.4)
6 Nicaragua (-2.0)