Strong Recovery in Manufacturing Activity

Between the months of April 2017 and 2018, the Monthly Index of Manufacturing Activity in the Dominican Republic registered an increase of 41%, rising from 43.3 to 61.2.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Association of Industries of the Dominican Republic (AIRD) reported that   "... The Monthly Index of Manufacturing Activity (IMAM) fell from 64.04 points in March to 61.18 in April 2018, staying above the 50.0 barrier." 

"Regarding the variables examined, in January all were maintained over 50.0 points, except for the Supply Delivery Term, which remains below 50.0. However, "Volume of Sales", "Volume of Production" and "Employment" decreased and "Raw Material Inventory" and "Delivery Time to Suppliers" increased.

The statement concludes that " ...The Sales Volume went from 70.2 in March to 67.8 in April; Production Volume went from 71.2 to 63.8; employment went from 58.7 to 55.9 in April. Inventory of Raw Materials went from 56.7 to 57.9, and Delivery Time to Suppliers went from 42.3 to 47.4 (remaining at below 50.0, as already indicated). "

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During January in the Dominican Republic the Monthly Index of Manufacturing Activity registered a 4% decrease with respect to the previous month, variation that is explained by a contraction in the volume of sales and production.

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After several months of being on the decline, in July the Monthly Manufacturing Activity Index registered a year-on-year increase of 12%, explained by the increase in sales volume.

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October 2018

Partially explained by an increase in the inventory of raw materials, in September, the Monthly Manufacturing Activity Index in the Dominican Republic registered a 17% increase with respect to the same month in 2017.

The Association of Industries of the Dominican Republic (AIRD) reported that the Monthly Manufacturing Activity Index (IMAM) fell from 61.5 in August to 52.7 in September, which is mainly attributed to the decrease in sales and production. It is kept, for the eighth consecutive month, above the 50.0 limit. It also shows greater than the same period in 2017, when it was at 45.0.

Manufacturing Activity at Historical High

June 2018

Between the months of May 2017 and 2018, the Monthly Index of Manufacturing Activity in the Dominican Republic registered an increase of 6%, rising from 62.6 to 66.5.

The Association of Industries of the Dominican Republic (AIRD) reported that "... The Association of Industries of the Dominican Republic (AIRD)'s Monthly Index of Manufacturing Activity (IMAM) amounted to 66.5, a historical high for the last year. It has been over the 50.0 barrier for four months."

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