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The latest available data indicates that economic growth likely remained sluggish in the second quarter, after hitting an over seven-year low in Q1 due to weak showings from the construction and trade-related sectors, which likely continued in Q2. In May, the Economic Activity Index (Indice Mensual de Actividad Economica) reached a nine-year low, hampered by a month-long union strike that ended on 18 May and brought the construction sector to a virtual standstill. Furthermore, social unrest remained high heading into Q3: There were widespread protests in June and July against a planned hike of electricity prices—backed by the IMF—which has for now been suspended.

Panama - Public Debt Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Public Debt (% of GDP)35.0  37.1  38.8  39.1  37.8  

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