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LatinNews Daily - 01 July 2021

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In brief: Honduras’s economy shows signs of recovery

* Honduras’s central bank (BCH) has released new figures which show the country’s GDP grew 6.2% in the first quarter of 2021 compared with the previous quarter, while year-on-year GDP growth was 1.3%. Sectors to register the highest growth in annual terms were electricity and water distribution (up 13%) and manufacturing industries (up 8.5%), while construction (down 9.3%) and agriculture, livestock & fishing (down 8.5%) registered the biggest contractions. Honduras’s GDP contracted 9% in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.