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Puerto Rico's Economy in Persistent Decline

Created on July 27, 2015

Puerto Rico's Economy in Persistent Decline


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Puerto Rico’s real GNP has declined by 13 percent from 2006 to 2014. During that same period, GNP in the U.S. rose by 11 percent.

Sources: Puerto Rico Planning Board, Statistical Appendix of the Economic Report for the Governor and Legislative Assembly, April 2014, pp. A1–A2, Table 1, http://www.gdb-pur.com/economy/statistical-appendix.html (accessed July 23, 2015), and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts Tables, http://www.bea.gov/iTable/iTableHtml.cfm?reqid=9&step=1&isuri=1 (accessed July 23, 2015).

CHART 1 • IB 4442

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