Country Report Panama March 1998 Main report

Quarterly indicators of economic activity.

Quarterly indicators of economic activity 1995 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Qtr Prices Monthly av Consumer prices(a): 1990=100 106 106 106 change year on year % 1.0 1.1 0.7 Wholesale: general 1990=100 108 108 108 Money End-Qtr Deposit money, seasonally adj: B m 713.6 725.1 746.1 change year on year % 0.0 0.8 1.4 Foreign trade© Qtrly totals Exports fob $ m 167.2 155.4 151.2 Imports cif " 627.5 608.4 662.1 Exchange holdings End-Qtr Foreign exchange(e) $ m 725.0 715.6 763.2 Exchange rate Market rate B:$ 1.00 1.00 1.00 1996 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Qtr Prices Monthly av Consumer prices(a): 1990=100 107 107 107 108 change year on year % 1.3 0.8 0.8 2.1 Wholesale: general 1990=100 109 108 109 112 Money End-Qtr Deposit money, seasonally adj: B m 761.0 745.6 772.9 770.4 change year on year % 6.0 4.5 6.6 3.3 Foreign trade© Qtrly totals Exports fob $ m 146.5 161.3 176.2 50.4(d) Imports cif " 679.9 694.2 703.0 702.8 Exchange holdings End-Qtr Foreign exchange(e) $ m 884.1 882.9 852.6 849.6 Exchange rate Market rate B:$ 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1997 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr Prices Monthly av Consumer prices(a): 1990=100 109 109 109(b) change year on year % 1.8 1.6 1.6 Wholesale: general 1990=100 107 107 107 Money End-Qtr Deposit money, seasonally adj: B m 804.6 839.9 862.1 change year on year % 5.7 12.6 11.5 Foreign trade© Qtrly totals Exports fob $ m n/a n/a n/a Imports cif " 642.4 n/a n/a Exchange holdings End-Qtr Foreign exchange(e) $ m 1,286.6 1,076.5 1,043.3(f) Exchange rate Market rate B:$ 1.00 1.00 1.00 Note. Annual figures of most of the series shown above will be found in the Country Profile. (a) Panama City. (b) Average for October-November, 106. © Excluding Canal Zone. (d) October only. (e) Virtually all dollars. (f) End-4 Qtr, 1,131.3. Source: IMF, International Financial Statistics.

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