Nicaragua: Private Investment Up 5.6%
In the first half of the year private fixed investment increased by almost 6% compared to the same period in 2016, driven mainly by the good performance of the construction sector.
Monday, October 9, 2017
From the Central Bank’s “Quarterly GDP Report II”
Private fixed investment grew by 2.8% (5.6% in the first half of the year), as a result of increases in construction (9.3%) and other investments (3.25) and a decrease in machinery and equipment (-2.2%). Fixed investment increased by 2.2% (4.6% in the first half of the year), as a result of a positive performance in machinery and equipment (15.3%) and decreases in other investments (-8.1%) and those under construction (-1.0%).
Gross capital formation (GCF) decreased by 3.5% as a result of mixed behavior in its components. Gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) or fixed investment registered growth of 2.2%, which was offset by a decrease in inventories. The latter was associated with the greater dynamism of exports. The component of gross fixed capital formation grew by 2.2% (5.1% in the first half of the year). This result was due to increases in construction (5.1%) and other investment expenses (3.2%), and a decrease in machinery and equipment (-0.6%).
See Quarterly GDP Report for the second quarter of 2017. (In Spanish)