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Macro Scenario – Paraguay: The decline in GDP this year likely to be lower than anticipated

October 6, 2020

Agricultural sector moderates fall in GDP

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 GDP fell less than expected in 2Q20, as the revision of agricultural output accentuated the positive base effect. We have revised our GDP growth forecast for this year up, to -2.0% from -3.5% previously.

 The COVID-19 contagion stabilized in September, and the government has decided to abandon the quarantine phase and move to a new normal known as “the coronavirus way of life.” The authorities are determining the protocols for the opening of border trade before mid-October.


Juan Carlos Barboza
Diego Ciongo


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