Panama: In-depth PEST Insights

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Panama: In-depth PEST Insights


This PEST country analysis report on Panama provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.


  • Understand the political system in Panama through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand the economic situation in Panama through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
  • Understand customer demographics in Panama through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
  • Understand the technological landscape in Panama through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.
  • The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Panama , as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
  • The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Panama 's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.
  • The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.
Reasons to buy
  • What is the outlook in Panama in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?
  • How does Panama perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?
  • How does Panama perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
  • How does Panama perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?

1.1. Catalyst
1.2. Summary
1.2.1. Key highlights
1.3. Key developments January 2018 - May 2019
2.1. Key facts
2.2. Geographical location
3.1. Summary
3.2. Evolution
3.3. Structure and policies
3.3.1. Key political figures
3.3.2. Structure of government
3.3.3. Key political parties
3.3.5. Key policies
3.4. Performance
3.4.1. Governance indicators
4.1. Summary
4.2. Evolution
4.3. Structure and policies
4.3.1. Financial system
4.4. Performance
4.4.1. GDP and growth rate
4.4.2. GDP composition by sector
4.4.3. Fiscal situation
4.4.4. Current account
4.4.5. Foreign trade
4.4.6. External debt
4.4.7. International investment position
4.4.8. Monetary situation
4.4.9. Employment
5.1. Summary
5.2. Evolution
5.3. Structure and policies
5.3.1. Demographic composition
5.3.2. Healthcare
5.4. Performance
5.4.1. Healthcare
5.4.2. Income distribution
6.1. Summary
6.2. Evolution
6.3. Structure and policies
6.3.1. Intellectual property
6.3.2. R&D
6.4. Performance
6.4.1. Telecommunications, broadband, and internet
7.1. Ask the analyst
7.2. About MarketLine
7.3. Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: Panama - Key Facts, 2019
Table 2: Mid-year Population by Age (Percentage of Total Population), 2018
List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of Panama, 2018
Figure 2: Panama - Key Political Events Timeline
Figure 3: Panama - Head of State and Government
Figure 4: Panama - Evolution of GDP Growth (%), 2007-2018e
Figure 5: Panama - GDP and GDP Growth (US$ Billion/%), 2013-2023f
Figure 6: Panama - GDP by Sector (%), 2018
Figure 7: Panama - Agricultural Output (US$ Billion/%), 2013-2018
Figure 9: Panama - Industrial Output (US$ Billion/%), 2013-2018
Figure 10: Panama - Services Output (US$ Billion/%), 2013-2018
Figure 11: Panama - Trade Position (US$ Billion), 2013-2018
Figure 12: Panama - Consumer Price Index (CPI) and CPI-Based Inflation, 2013-2023f
Figure 13: Panama - Unemployment (Thousands/%), 2013-2023f
Figure 14: Panama - Major Religions (%), 2018
Figure 15: Panama - Healthcare Expenditure (US$ Billion/%), 2011-2017
Figure 16: Panama - Internet Users and Penetration (Millions/%), 2013-2018e

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