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Panama Freight Transport Report Q4 2011 - Product Image

Panama Freight Transport Report Q4 2011

  • ID: 1925782
  • September 2011
  • Region: Panama
  • 31 Pages
  • Business Monitor International


  • Agunsa
  • Copa Holdings
  • Panama Canal Authority
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Panama remains one of our favourite economies in Latin America, with real GDP growth forecast to come in at 6.3% in 2011 and 6.8% in 2012. While this means the pace of economic expansion will slow slightly from the 7.5% in 2010, the economy will still grow faster than any other country in the region during this period (except for Paraguay, with 6.5% growth forecast in 2011). We expect surging fixed investment and private consumption to drive much of the gains over the coming years, which will lead to Panama posting an average rate of economic expansion at a whopping 5.6% over our long-term forecast period (2011-2020).

Developments in Panama's freight sector over the medium term will be dominated by the expansion of the Panama Canal, due to be completed in 2014. The canal currently accounts for 30% of Panama's GDP and President Ricardo Martinelli's government hopes that the effect of the project on the country's economic growth will be extensive enough to make Panama a first world economy.

A Panama Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is ready to be considered by the US congress after Panama took actions sought by the Obama administration. In April 2011 Panama's congress ratified READ MORE >


  • Agunsa
  • Copa Holdings
  • Panama Canal Authority
  • MORE

Executive Summary
SWOT Analysis
Panama Freight Transport Industry SWOT
Industry Trends And Developments
Market Overview
Global Oil Products Price Outlook
Table: Oil Product Price Assumptions, 2011 (US$/bbl)
Table: Oil Product Price Forecasts, 2011-2015 (US$/bbl)
Industry Forecast
Air Freight
Table: Air Freight, 2007-2015
Table: Maritime Freight - Throughput, 2007-2015 ('000 tonnes)
Table: Trade Overview, 2008-2015
Table: Key Trade Indicators, 2008-2015 (US$mn and % change y-o-y)
Table: Panama's Main Import Partners, 2002-2008 (US$mn)
Table: Panama's Main Export Partners, 2002-2008 (US$mn)
Political Oultook
Macroeconomic Outlook
Table: Panama – Macroeconomic Activity, 2007-2015
Company Profiles
Panama Canal Authority
Copa Holdings
BMI Methodology
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
Transport Industry

- Panama Canal Authority
- Agunsa
- Copa Holdings

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