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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...
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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...
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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%),...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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:...
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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),...
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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...
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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...
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