Dominican Republic Economic Activity May 2017

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Dominican Republic: Growth in economic activity decreases slightly in May

July 3, 2017

According to the Central bank’s monthly indicator for economic activity (IMAE, Indicador Mensual de Actividad Económica), economic activity increased a preliminary 4.7% in May compared to the same month last year. The headline figure is a slight deceleration from the previous month’s 5.0% rise.

A month-on-month comparison showed that economic activity increased 0.9% in seasonally-adjusted terms, contrasting April’s 0.7% decrease. Annual average growth in economic activity in May, however, decreased for the second consecutive month from 5.5% in April to 5.3%.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants see the economy growing 5.2% in 2017, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2018, panelists expect economic growth to average 4.6%.


Author:, Economist

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Dominican Republic Economic Activity May 2017

Note: Year-on-year changes and annual average variation of trend-cycle economic activity in %.
Source: Dominican Republic Central Bank and FocusEconomics calculations.


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