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Inflation August 2021 The consumer price index for the month of August in Puerto Rico was 122.48. Compared to August 2020, the consumer price index had a 3.3% increase. Compared to the previous month of July, there was a 0.4% increase. This was the 12th consecutive month with an increase in the index. Recent supply...
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Retail sales in Puerto Rico for the month of May 2021 totaled $3.347 billion. Compared to the previous month of April, sales increased by $397 million, or 13.5%. Since April and May of 2020 were affected by the COVID lockdown executive orders, year over year comparisons will be made with 2019 in order to provide...
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Total bankruptcies for all chapters in August 2021 stood at 303, 13 more than in July. When compared with August 2020, this year is -28% less. The accumulated total in 2021 is 2,639 bankruptcies, 24% less than for the same period in 2020. Chapter 7 bankruptcies in August were 129, the first increase month over...
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In June 2021, the Consumer Price Index stood at 270.98. When compared to May 2021, the index grew by 0.9%. It has been the most significant month-to-month increase since 2008. When compared to June 2020, the index reflects inflation of 5.1%, which is the largest increase year to year since 2008. An increase of the...
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The consumer price index for June 2021 in Puerto Rico stood at 121.38. Compared to June 2020, the consumer price index rose by 2.7%. This large year over year increase is mostly due to deflation seen in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Decreases in demand for many goods and services during the pandemic led...
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In July 2021 in Puerto Rico, there were 244 total bankruptcy filings. Of these fillings, 99 were chapter 7, 140 were chapter 13, and 5 were chapter 11. Compared with June, there were 84 fewer filings or a decrease of 25.6%. Compared with May 2020, there were 31 more periodic filings or a reduction of...
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Non-farm payroll in the United States totaled 146,821,000 for the month of July 2021. Compared with the previous month of June, 266,000 jobs were added, a growth rate of 0.6%. This is the highest employment level since March 2020. Job recovery has reportedly slowed down despite still being on the rise. Compared to July 2020,...
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Retail sales for the month of March 2021 in Puerto Rico totaled $3.158 billion. Compared to the previous month of February, sales increased by $572 million, or 22.2%. When compared to March 2021, retail sales increased by $1.104 billion, or 53.8%. Our firm’s usual analysis methods rely on year over year comparisons as well as...
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Non-farm payroll for the month of July in Puerto Rico totaled 859,500 workers. Compared to the previous month of June, non-farm payroll increased by 3.6 thousand, or 0.4%. Compared to July 2020, there was a 37.1 thousand increase, or 4.5%. Compared to June, the categories with the most growth were education, tourism, and construction. They...
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For the month of June 2021, the economic activity index for Puerto Rico stood at 118.9. Compared to the previous month, the index went down by 0.5 points, or 0.4%. When compared to the index for June 2020, the index increased by 8.8, or 8%. A useful comparison both for the index, as well as...
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