Panama Freight Transport Report Q3 2012

  • ID: 2200939
  • June 2012
  • Region: Panama
  • 49 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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The Panama Freight Transport Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, freight transportation associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Panama's freight transportation industry.

BMI maintains its positive outlook toward Panama's growth outlook, forecasting real GDP growth of 8.1% in 2012 and 7.3% in 2013, as a result of continued robust private consumption. That said, we caution that with the completion of the Panama Canal nearing, the previous steady stream of investment may become somewhat less stable until the country is able to ensure more diversified investment opportunities.

Despite rising global headwinds in Q311, Panama's real GDP growth surprised to the upside at 10.4%, bolstered by strong commercial and construction sector activity. Panama remains a regional growth outperformer and we expect this trend to continue in coming years.

The Panama Canal remains a guaranteed source of income and freight volumes for the country and it will provide a further boost to trade and earnings in late 2014, when the ongoing US$5bn expansion project is completed. READ MORE >

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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Panama Freight Transport Industry SWOT 7

Panama Political SWOT 7

Panama Economic SWOT 8

Industry Trends And Developments 9

Market Overview 11
Table: Plenty Of Projects In The Pipeline 13

Industry Forecast 14

Air Freight 14
Table: Air Freight, 2008-2016 14

Maritime 14
Table: Maritime Freight - Throughput, 2008-2016 ('000 tonnes) 14

Trade 15
Table: Trade Overview, 2008-2016 15
Table: Key Trade Indicators, 2008-2016 (US$mn) 16
Table: Panama's Main Import Partners, 2002-2009 (US$mn) 17
Table: Panama's Main Export Partners, 2002-2009 (US$mn) 17

Global Oil Products Price Outlook 18
Table: BMI's Refined Products Forecasts, 2010-2016 18

Political Outlook 26

Long-Term Political Outlook 26

Macroeconomic Outlook 31

Company Profiles 34

Panama Canal Authority 34

Copa Holdings 38

Agunsa 40

Country Snapshot: Panama Demographic Data 43
Table: Panama's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 44
Table: Panama's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 45
Table: Panama's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 46
Table: Panama's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 46

BMI Methodology 47

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 47

Transport Industry 47

Sources 48

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