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Macro Scenario – Paraguay: GDP growth resumes after the drought

Janeiro 22, 2020

GDP growth resumed in 3Q19, led by consumption


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• GDP grew in 3Q19 after two consecutive quarters of declines due to a drought that affected the soybean harvest. We expect the economy to grow by 3.5% this year after posting zero growth in 2019, basically driven by the agricultural sector and the normalization of the harvest.

• Inflation closed 2019 at 2.8% yoy, the lowest level in ten years. In 2020 we expect consumer prices to increase by 3.5% in line with our expectation of more dynamic domestic demand. In this context, we expect interest rates to increase to 4.25%.

• The government placed sovereign bonds amounting to 450 million dollars in the international financial markets in January. We estimate that total gross public debt will be about 27% of GDP at the end of 2020.

Juan Carlos Barboza
Diego Ciongo



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