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Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Figure 8. Transportation System, mid-1980s


    Panama City street
    Courtesy Organization of American States

    Panama's services sector dwarfed agriculture and industry, and its share of GDP was growing in the late 1980s. In 1965 services accounted for about 63 percent of GDP; by 1985 that share had risen to about 73 percent. In the latter year, transportation contributed 25.3 percent of GDP, followed by financial services (14 percent), government services (13.2 percent), wholesale and retail trade (12.3 percent), and other services (8.1 percent).

    Data as of December 1987

    NOTE: The information regarding Panama on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Panama SERVICES information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Panama SERVICES should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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