Panama: Investment freedom

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 Panama

Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 75
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 71
 Min - Max 65 - 75
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Panama from 1995 to 2023. The average value for Panama during that period was 71 points with a minimum of 65 points in 2010 and a maximum of 75 points in 2014. The latest value from 2023 is 75 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 175 countries is 57 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Panama - Investment freedom - recent values

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Panama - Investment freedom - historical chart - 1995-2023




The Investment Freedom index for Panama from The Heritage Foundation measures the restrictions to investment activity both within the country and across borders. A higher score means fewer restrictions.
Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 57 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 39 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 19 2023 points
 Business freedom 71 2023 points
 Labor freedom 61 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 77.30 2023 points
 Trade freedom 79 2023 points
 Investment freedom 75 2023 points
 Financial freedom 70 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 64 2023 index points
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