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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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El Indicador Mensual de Actividad Económica (IMAE) que mide la actividad en tiempo real, fue grabado al 5.3% a enero-febrero 2024, más que triplicando la tasa de crecimiento del IMAE ciclo-tendencia de febrero de 2023 (1.5%). Como se ve en el grafico abajo, la economía dominicana viene mostrando una ola de recuperación económica que se prevé será mantenido en los meses siguientes, impulsado, entre otros,...
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Foreign trade plays a crucial role in the economy of Puerto Rico, as the island is heavily reliant on imports of goods and services and exports of manufactured and agricultural products. In this analysis, I will examine Puerto Rico’s import and export data to understand how foreign trade has changed in recent months and how it has impacted the island’s economy.Puerto Rico’s foreign trade has...
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Como parte del esfuerzo de inteligencia económica de proveerle análisis a nuestros clientes hemos comenzado a analizar las tendencias del mercado de vivienda. Con eso en mente, comenzamos analizando las ventas de los municipios con mayor nivel de precios. Entre las casas, los precios varían desde los $340,000 hasta los $2,600,000, siendo Culebra el más alto en precios. Municipios como Rincón, Dorado y Guaynabo no...
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Los precios de las propiedades y el mercado de vivienda responden a varios factores, entre ellos, tendencias poblacionales, actividad económica, situación fiscal, emigración de población joven, entre otros factores.Con esto en mente escogimos algunos pueblos para entender las tendencias del mercado de vivienda y los precios más bajos en Puerto Rico. Nuestro análisis parece indicar que en efecto existe una alta correlación entre los factores...
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Ante la crisis de vivienda en Puerto Rico, en la cual muchos jóvenes y profesionales no encuentran hogar, en Inteligencia Económica realizamos un análisis para estudiar la situación de la vivienda vacante en Puerto Rico. Como parte de este análisis hemos encontrado que en Puerto Rico hay un total de 1,563,129 hogares mientras 343,888 de las mismas están vacantes. Esto quiere decir que, en Puerto...
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