Prototype Economic Statistics for Puerto Rico, 2012-2017

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released for the first time prototype statistics for consumer spending, business investment, and trade in goods for Puerto Rico. These new economic data lay the groundwork for BEA to estimate the island's GDP. Currently, the annual statistics cover the time period from 2012 to 2017 and can be used to better gauge the performance of the Puerto Rico economy over that period.


On September 28, prototype statistics of gross domestic product for Puerto Rico will be released. The release will include annual statistics for GDP and its components for 2012-2018. The table formats are available for previewing.

Table formats PDF
Media Advisory PDF

  • Current Release: October 15, 2019
  • Next Release: September 28, 2020

What is GDP for Puerto Rico?

A comprehensive measure of economic activity for Puerto Rico. GDP is the value of the goods and services produced in a territory. The data include the components of GDP: consumer spending, private fixed investment, private inventory investment, imports and exports, and government spending.


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