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Panama leads economic projections for 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 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)