Manufacturing Activity Declines 6%
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Because of the reduction in production and sales, in February the Monthly Manufacturing Activity Index in the Dominican Republic fell 6% with respect to the same month in 2018.
The Monthly Manufacturing Activity Index (IMAM) decreased from 63.2 in January to 55.2 in February, being this behavior lower than the one exhibited during February last year when it stood at 58.9, reported the Dominican Republic Industries Association (AIRD).

The AIRD report reviews that "... Regarding these variables examined, four of the five variables showed decreases: "sales volume" went from 73.0 in January 2019 to 56.9 in February 2019; "production volume" went from 74.2 to 59.3 in February 2019; "Employment" went from 54.5 to 47.5 in February 2019, and "delivery time to suppliers" went from 53.2 in January to 47.8 in February 2019."

Only the variable "raw material inventory" increased very slightly from 58.2 to 59.1 in February 2019."

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