Panama's economy grows at slightly slower pace in third quarter

lunes 15 de diciembre de 2014 19:06 GYT

PANAMA CITY Dec 15 (Reuters) - Panama's economic growth slowed slightly in the third quarter, with the economy expanding by 6.2 percent compared to the same period last year, the national statistics office said on Monday.

Growth was fueled by the mining, construction, retail, transport and communication sectors, the statistics office said.

Panama's economy grew 6.3 percent in the second quarter. The government expects growth of around 7 percent in 2014. (Reporting by Elida Moreno; Editing by Leslie Adler)