Economy May 19, 2016 | 8:42 am

Manufacturing declines slightly in April

Santo Domingo.- Themonthly manufacturing index (IMAM) prepared by the Dominican Republic IndustriesAssociation (AIRD) declined slightly from 59.9 in March to 58.9 in April.

The activity rose from March 2016 to April 2016 on productionvolume and suppliers delivery time, while a turnover, employment and inventoryof raw materials slightly decreased.

Production volume posted the highest increase compared withthe previous month, from 63.5 in March to 66.4 in April.

The index also reveals that the segment of major industriesposted the highest increase in manufacturing activity, from 59.5 to 66.8, whilethe micro and small industries slightly decline in the index over the previousmonth.

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