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The month of August saw an overall increase in both Cement Sales and Production with a total of 1,328.6 pounds sold and 789 pounds produced. These figures from Puerto Rico’s Economic Development Bank represent the highest of 2022, barring June of the same year. Compared to July 2022, Cement Sales saw a 19% increase (212.4 pounds); Production saw a 7% increase (50.2 pounds). When contrasting...
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In July 2022, Puerto Rico’s total energy consumption reached 1,514.5KWh. This shows a 1.68% increment when compared to July 2021’s total consumption. When compared to June 2022’s consumption, there is only a 1.28% increment in July 2022’s total consumption. Overall, Puerto Rico’s total energy consumption has seen significant changes. This despite its changes in prices, given that the continued growth in energy costs in the...
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Inflation for July 2022 increased by 7.15% when compared to prices in July 2021. The industries that mainly absorbed this year-over-year increase in their prices were Transportation (14.4%), Food and Beverages (9.1%), Other goods and services (4.5%), Housing (3.1%), Education and Communication (3.0%), Recreation (2.2%), Medical Care (1.6%), and Apparel (1.6%).   As for comparison in behavior with June 2022’s prices (month-over-month change), the index...
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A pesar del dinamismo que aun exhibe la economía hasta julio, según las lecturas más recientes del Índice de Actividad Económica (IAE), el panorama para los próximos meses parece incierto. El IAE exhibe los niveles mas altos alcanzados de noviembre del 2016, y el empleo se encuentra a niveles históricamente altos, con 911,000 personas empleadas, y una tasa de desempleo de 5.9%. Sin embargo, eventos...
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Total employment for Puerto Rico in July 2022 reached 1,090,000,000. This in comparison to July 2021’s total employment, shows an increment of 36,000 or 3.42%. However, when compared to June 2022’s total employment, which was at 1,108,000, a decrease of 18,000 or 1.63%. The current participation rate is at 42.2%. This has been gradually decreasing in the past few months. However, positively speaking, the current...
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Export in Puerto Rico totaled $6billion for the month of June 2022, which implies an increase of $1.1billion or 23% when compared to exports reported for June 2021. Imports also show an increase when compared to figures reported on the previous year, totaling $4.6billion for June 2022. This shows a $230million or a 5% increase compared to June 2021. However, when considering changes in exports...
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The Economic Activity Index (EAI) for the month of June stood at 124.3 in June, a 2.3% increase compared to the same month last year, according to data from the Economic Development Bank (BDE, for its Spanish acronym). However, the Index level in June is the lowest in seven months.When compared to the month of May, the IAE fell 0.6%, the second month-over-month drop in...
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US Retail Sales for July totaled $682.82 billion, a 10.3% increase compared to July 2021, but remain flat (0%) compared to June 2022 which totaled $682.56 billion. Excluding autos and auto parts, retail sales rose 0.4% in July. Lower gas prices likely freed up money for people to spend elsewhere. Gasoline sales slid 1.8%, reflecting the drop in pump prices. Consumer spending accounts for nearly...
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Source: Department of Labor and Human Resources Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Puerto Rico for the month of August 2022 reached 130.46, which translates to a 6.5% inflation in prices for all items. Said inflation rates were mainly impulsed by changes in the following industries: Transportation with a 10.8% inflation, Food and Beverages with a 9.6% inflation rate, Other Articles and Services (5.4%), Housing (3.0%),...
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Puerto Rico’s Planning Board published the Statistical Appendix for 2021’s Fiscal Year yesterday, September 29, 2022. Said report showed that, contrary to the projections made by the Planning Board itself, Gross National Product grew by 1 % for 2021. This growth is greatly due to), the increase in total personal consumption expenditures by 19.0%, the increase in spending on machinery and equipment of 8.7% (especially...
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In an attempt to increase investment incentives and with it, stimulate the economic growth of the World’s 6th biggest economy, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Liz Truss, signed off on a £45bn tax-cutting package. Measures such as this one are considered to be controversial and bold actions, especially given the current precarious state of the economic conjuncture. However, when questioned by her decisions, the Prime...
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Puerto Rico’s Statistical Appendix of the Economic Report show’s a year over increment of 4.4% in its Gross Product, reaching $71,580.8 millions of dollars in 2021. Said increment rate was larger than 2019-2020’s year over year change, which pointed out a diminution in Puerto Rico’s Gross Product.
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Los principales indicadores macroeconómicos de la economía mundial parecen indicar que nos acercamos a una posible recesión global, marcada por la desaceleración de la economía de Estados Unidos, de Europa y cierta inestabilidad financiera en China. Ya la economía norteamericana (la principal del mundo) lleva dos trimestres en negativo. Por otro lado, el Euro y la libra esterlina (moneda del Reino Unido) han caído frente...
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