To which language should you translate to localize in Panama?
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Most studied languages
High proficiency (EF) – 75 of 112 countries/regions in the world- 16/20 position in Latin America.
Capital: Panama City
Currency: United States Dollar, Panamanian balboa
Population: 4,35 m
Population density: 58/km2
GDP: 63.61 billion USD (2021)
GDP per capita: 14,617.6 USD (2021)
Exports: $4.04 billion (2020)
Internet users: 66.6% penetration, 2.94 million
Unemployment rate: 10.3% (2021)
Urbanisation: 67.71% (2020)
Literacy: 96 % (2019)
Arabic numerals and comma as decimal separator
Date format: yyyy-mm-dd / dd-mm-yyyy
Time: 24h time system
Country code: 00507
Language data sources: Worldatlas/Britannica//EF/Wikipedia; Demography data sources: IMF/Worldometers; Conventions data source: Wikipedia; Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal; Statistics data sources: Datareportal/WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF/Culturalatlas/Commisceoglobal
Facts and data
$30.5 billion (2020). Passenger and Cargo Ships ($7.46B), Refined Petroleum ($4.78B), Crude Petroleum ($3.45B), Packaged Medicaments ($911M), and Boat Propellers ($534M), importing mostly from China ($8.8B), United States ($5.43B), Japan ($4.6B), Ecuador ($2.43B), and Colombia ($1.43B).
Financial inclusion factors (over 15 years of age)
• 46% have an account with a financial institution
• 8% have a credit card
• 3.5% have a mobile money account
• 9.3% make online purchases
Ease of doing business
Ease of conducting business is medium (rated 66.6 out of 100). Ranked 7th out of 32 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Ranked 86th out of 190 countries worldwide (2022, World Bank).
$4.04 billion (2020). Copper Ore ($1.05B), Bananas ($370M), Packaged Medicaments ($333M), Passenger and Cargo Ships ($223M), and Refined Petroleum ($187M), exporting mostly to Guatemala ($613M), China ($405M), Netherlands ($299M), South Korea ($249M), and United States ($239M).
Main local online stores
MercadoLibre, eBay and Amazon, Netshoes, Alibaba, Garbarino.com, Musimundo.com, Frávega, Apple and Cencosud
‘Mostly free’ (rated 50.1 out of 100). Ranked 11th out of 32 Latin American countries. Ranked 56th out of 186 countries worldwide (2022, Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal).
Global Innovation Index
Ranked 10th out of 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries, and 81st out of 132 worldwide.
The Global Innovation Index captures the innovation
ecosystem performance of 132 economies and tracks the most recent global innovation trends.
Service imports (2018)
Service exports (2018)
Most complex products by PCI
Product Complexity Index measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters
Most specialised products by RCA Index
Specialisation is measured using Revealed Comparative Advantage, an index that takes the ratio between Panama observed and expected exports in each product
Export Opportunities by Relatedness
Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product, the barchart show only products that Panama is not specialized in
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Media language Spanish
The Grupo Clarin and La Nacion conglomerates are the main players in the national media. The top free-to-air TV networks – Telefe, America, El Nueve and El Trece – are privately owned. Public broadcasting has a minor role. Clarin and La Nacion are the leading national newspapers. The government does not routinely block or filter online content, says Freedom House.
Media data source: BBC
66.6% penetration, 2.94 million
Share of web traffic by device
57.33% mobile phones, 40.43% computers (laptops and desktops), 2.12% tablet devices, and 0.12% other devices
Median speed of mobile Internet connection
Median speed of fixed Internet connection
Mobile connection as a percentage of total population: 119.5%
Percentage of mobile connections that are broadband (3G-5G): 79.5%
Most popular web search engines
Google (95.84%%), Bing (3.2%%), Yahoo (0.35%%), DuckduckGo (0.25%), Ecosia (0.22%), Yandex Ru (0.06%)
Most used social media
Facebook (48.97%), Instagram (33.77%), Pinterest (7.51%), Twitter (2.83%), YouTube (2.22%), Reddit (0.32%)
77 yrs (2020)
Average age of the population
29.7 yrs (2020)
7.58% of GDP
Tertiary education in Panama
Tertiary education in Panama, by sex
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Languages spoken in Panama
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