RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Panama's exports rose 108.7% in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2020, driven by mining and timber, the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) reported Thursday, August 19.
According to preliminary figures from the statistics agency, Panama exported US$1,664 billion worth of goods and services between January and June, compared to $797.9 million in the same period last year.
Sales of copper ores and their concentrates drove the increase to a total of US$1,318 billion (+185%), those of raw teak wood to . . .