Manufacturing is Still in Red Numbers

After the Dominican Republic's Monthly Manufacturing Activity Index recorded a 5% year-on-year decline in August, a new drop was reported in September, in this case of 8% with respect to the same month in 2018.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Regarding the inter-monthly variation, the report details that the Monthly Manufacturing Activity Index (IMAM), prepared by the Dominican Republic Industries Association (AIRD), decreased from 60.1 in August to 54 in September.

Eldinero.com.do reviews that "... As to the variables examined, these were weighted and adjusted for seasonality, four showed a decrease in the perception of the industrialists: sales volume went from 63.6 in August 2019 to 52.3 in September 2019; production volume went from 67.7 in August to 53.8 in September of this year; Delivery Deadline Suppliers went from 59.1 in August to 54.8 in September, and Employment went from 49.6 in August to 49.0 in September."

The article adds that "... The only variable which increased was Inventory of raw materials, which went from 50.7 in August to 54.7 in September, 2019."

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