Panama will lead growth
Panama will grow the highest in Central America, according to the ishtmus budgetary and economical organisation, SIECA.
The contry's GDP will rise up to 6% this year, while Nicaragua will be close to 5%, placing second.
El Salvador is last on expectations, with an 2,5% estimated growth.
A modest upturn in regional economic growth around 4.3 % is expected this year, after observing an increase of 4.1% in 2015 .
Panama's growth is boosted by the canal's expansion, while an anticipation of a more expansionary fiscal policy is giving Nicaragua optimistic prospects (numbers in brackets indicate GDP estimated growth in percentage).
1 Panama (6)
2 Nicaragua (4,5)
3 Costa Rica (4,3)
4 Guatemala (4)
5 Honduras (3,5)
6 El Salvador (2,5)