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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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Cada mes, el Banco de Desarrollo Económico (BDE) publica un breve informe sobre el Índice de Actividad Económica (IAE) para Puerto Rico. Dicho informe revela que el índice para septiembre de este año estaba en 122.6, una disminución del 0.8% en comparación con septiembre de 2021. Cuando se compara con el mismo mes durante el...
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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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La expectativa de una transición a un mundo libre de Covid19, ha chocado con una peligrosa guerra entre Rusia y Ucrania, y una inflación mundial histórica, así como duros precios en el petróleo. La combinación de varios factores económicos globales han creado una situación atípica para las empresas y los consumidores puertorriqueños. Quiero destacar que...
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Luego de experimentar caídas durante los dos primeros trimestres del 2022, el Producto Interno Bruto (PIB), experimentó un crecimiento de 2.6% durante el tercer trimestre. Esta cifra de crecimiento ocurre en momento crucial en el que se especulaba sobre la posibilidad de que la economía estuviera deslizándose hacia una recesión. Durante los primeros dos trimestres...
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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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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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