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During these times the prices of goods and services have seen a substantial hike over the past months not only in the United States, but also in Puerto Rico. However, inflationary phenomenon only describes the prices of the item’s consumers buy but does not tell if these economic effects take a toll in their cost...
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New car sales in Puerto Rico for the month of October 2022 totaled 11,174 units. This represents a 20.4% increase in market sales when compared to October 2021 (9,281 units). This also represents a 38.3% increase compared to September 2022 (8,076 units). This is the second month of the year with the largest number of...
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Every month, the Economic Development Bank (EDB) releases a brief report on Puerto Rico’s Economic Activity Index (EAI). Such report reveals that the index for September of this year was at 122.6, a decrease of 0.8% when compared to September of 2021. When compared by the same month during the prime of the Covid 19...
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Puerto Rico’s Economic Activity Index (EAI) was recently published by The Economic Development Bank (EDB). Said report showed that the index for August 2022 was at 124.3, which compared to August 2021, shows a 1.5% increase. When compared to July 2022’s Economic Activity Index however, August shows an increase of 0.1%.   The Economic Activity...
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Inflation in the United States decreased yet again its year-over-year price inflation index. Prices during the month of September 2022 saw an inflation rate of 8.2%. This, in comparison to August 2022’s inflation rate, represents a minor increase, given how inflation for that month reached 8.3%. September’s inflation rates represent the third fall in consumer...
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New car sales in Puerto Rico for the month of September 2022 totaled 8,076 units. This represents a 15.61% or 1,494unit decrease in market sales when compared to September 2021’s total units sold. When compared to August 2022’s total units sold the difference accounted for 19.49% or 1,955 fewer units sold. Seeing as how the...
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Source: Puerto Rico’s Trade and Export Company Retail Sales for the month of July 2022 reached $3.3million. When compared to July 2021’s total retail sales figure, this represents a 0.6% diminution. When compared to June 2022, there is a 0.3% decrease shown in retail sales. This represents the third year-over-year reduction in the retail sector....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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