Paraguay Economic Outlook
December 4, 2018Incoming data suggests that the economy lost steam in Q3, after expanding at the fastest annual clip in over a year in Q2. Economic activity cooled significantly on average in Q3 from Q2, largely owing to a marked year-on-year contraction in September due to softer dynamics in the industrial and services sectors. Moreover, weaker demand from the EU and Asia led to lower merchandise exports in Q3 compared to last year, suggesting the external sector dragged on overall growth in the quarter. Meanwhile, at the conclusion of its yearly staff visit on 15 November, the IMF praised authorities’ macroeconomic management but also recommended addressing infrastructure needs and strengthening the financial system in view of improving the business environment.
Paraguay Economic GrowthAlthough the economy is expected to shift into a lower gear next year, growth should remain strong on the back of upbeat domestic demand. Subdued growth in Argentina or Brazil—Paraguay’s main trading partners—could dent export activity, posing a key risk to the outlook. Met the why particular panelists expect growth of 4.1% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s estimate, and 3.9% in 2020.
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