Honduras Economic Outlook
November 6, 2018The economy likely remained in good health in the third quarter, as highlighted by the monthly indicator of economic activity. In August, the economy was in part buttressed by the financial services sector, which benefitted from higher interest payments on private sector loans, and the manufacturing industry. However, the external sector has performed less positively so far this year, with the trade deficit widening year-on-year in the January–August period. This was due to a drop in foreign demand for coffee, palm oil and shrimp. Import growth, meanwhile, hit double-digits as local demand for raw materials and capital goods increased.
Honduras Economic GrowthSolid private consumption and robust in government spending and fixed investment should support the economy next year. Met the why particular Consensus Forecast panelists expect GDP to grow 3.8% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month, before decelerating to 3.5% in 2020. However, the ending of Hondurans’ temporary protected status in the U.S. in 2020, which could significantly affect remittances inflows, clouds the outlook.
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