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Panama Freight Transport and Shipping Report Q4 2017

Panama Freight Transport and Shipping Report Q4 2017

BMI View:

Panama's freight sector is set to post very strong growth in the short-to-medium term. Growthwill be driven by strong domestic macroeconomic fundamentals and by sustained infrastructureinvestments. Private and public spending will provide further support for freight growth. The PanamaCanal make Panama one of the unique logistics hubs globally and maintains its relevance in global trade.

Strong household spending power will ensure ongoing growth in road haulage volumes, given its effect ondemand for containerised goods. This will help offset the negative effect on growth of a slowing projectpipeline in the wake of the completion of the Panama Canal expansion in 2016. That said, there are ongoingprojects that will necessitate the transport of capital goods related to construction, and the ongoingdevelopment of Panama as a global logistics hub will equally ensure growth in volumes.

Despite low levels of investment in rail, we expect that its role as a complimentary freight mode to shippingwill grow in importance as more volumes are diverted to the Panama Canal. Compared to other freightmodes, growth in rail freight will be slowest in the medium term.

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Trade Forecast
Table: Trade Overview (Panama 2014-2021)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Panama 2014-2021)
Table: Main Import Partners
Table: Main Export Partners
Road Freight Forecast
Table: Road Freight (Panama 2014-2021)
Rail Freight Forecast
Table: Rail Freight (Panama 2014-2021)
Air Freight Forecast
Table: Air Freight (Panama 2014-2021)
Shipping Forecast
Table: Major Ports Data (Panama 2014-2021)
Market Overview
Company Profile
Copa Holdings
Panama Canal Authority
Demographic Forecast
Panama Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Panama 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Panama 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Panama 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Panama 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Panama 1990-2025)
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology

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