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  • Sharp Contraction in 2020 - WA#23
    Sharp Contraction in 2020 - WA#23

    Foreign trade first quarter

  • Non-oil exports grew 10.1% as of March in rolling 12-month periods. Behind this faster expansion rate is shrimp which enjoyed a stellar 23.4% performance during the period, followed by bananas at 8.2%. (WA#23)

  • Of each dollar lent as of March 2020, 45¢ were extended by private banks (excluding Banco del Pacífico), 34¢ by government-owned banks (including Biess, Conafips and Banco del Pacífico), 20¢ by credit unions (from all segments) and 1¢ for mutualists. (WA#22)

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