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Documento Gubernamental: Índice de Precios al Consumidor

Índice de Precios al Consumidor en Puerto Rico


Diariamente oímos comentarios de lo caras que están las cosas. Cuando hablamos con amigos y compañeros, posiblemente en algún momento mencionamos cuanto están subiendo los precios de aquellos artículos que compramos frecuentemente. Así mismo en ocasiones nos preguntamos si es pura percepción o si realmente los precios van en alzada. Podemos confirmar si los comentarios o impresiones están fundamentados correctamente haciendo referencia a la publicación oficial del gobierno de Puerto Rico que analiza los precios de artículos y servicios básicos. Esta publicación se llama Índice de Precios al Consumidor en Puerto Rico.


El Índice de Precios al Consumidor en Puerto Rico es publicado mensualmente por el Negociado de Estadísticas del Trabajo, unidad adscrita al Departamento del Trabajo y Recursos Humanos.


El índice de precios al consumidor es un indicador estadístico que mide el cambio relativo promedio ocurrido entre dos períodos específicos en los precios al por menor de las mercaderías y servicios que consumen las familias en Puerto Rico.


Los artículos y servicios que componen la muestra (canasta) de los productos cuyos precios son analizados son un total de 503. Estos productos se han agrupado en ocho grupos principales que son:

      Alimentos y Bebidas




      Cuidado Médico


      Educación y Comunicación

      Otros Artículos y Servicios.


Puedes encontrar el Índice de Precios al Consumidor en Puerto Rico en formato impreso en las Bibliotecas de Administración de Empresas y Planificación de la UPR y en la Colección Puertorriqueña del Sistema de Bibliotecas. Específicamente en la Sección de Publicaciones encontrarás un tópico con el nombre Coste de Vida y ahí aparece el formato electrónico del Índice de Precios al Consumidor en Puerto Rico a partir de febrero de 2003.



Por: Migdalia Barreto

Bibliotecaria Auxiliar III

Libro de la Semana

Money, Uncertainty and Time

By: Fontana, Giuseppe

This excellent new book from one of the brightest young economists, Giuseppe Fontana, involves a compendium of issues surrounding uncertainty, money and time. Fontana shines a post Keynesian light onto statements and claims made by well-known neo-classical authors and as such leaves readers with an interesting and informative book to be read and re-read by all those scholars and students involved with monetary economics. (

Disponible en BAE: HB 99.7 .F66 2009

Libro de la Semana

The Global Employment Challenge

by: Ghose, Ajit K.

Abstract: This volume offers an in-depth analysis of the state of employment in the world today, providing a detailed and comprehensive picture of the serious challenges faced by today’s policy-makers. The authors argue that the precise nature of what they call ‘the employment challenge’ varies between countries and regions, as do its underlying causes and the responses of governments. But they also suggest that in a globalizing world there are policy challenges that can only be addressed at the international level. The authors warn that if the international community and national governments fail to take corrective action immediately, what is now an employment problem will soon become an employment crisis in all parts of the world. The book’s empirical focus is on four groups of states: developing countries, developed countries, Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It offers groundbreaking analysis of the nature and characteristics of employment and of emerging trends in these areas, as well as valuable information derived using both new and established indicators of employment and unemployment. The study also looks in detail at certain specific questions such as the unequal distribution of productive resources and the failure of globalization to alter this, the relationship between employment and poverty reduction in developing countries, and the rise in non-standard employment in developed countries. (

Disponible en BAE: HD 5713 .G49 2008

Libro de la Semana

Agenda for the Nation

by: Aaron , Henry J.

More powerful and affluent today than ever, the United States has promising opportunities to influence the course of history. Yet these prospects are shadowed by significant perils and burdens. In this visionary book, leading scholars from the Brookings Institution and other prominent research organizations and universities analyze the major domestic and foreign policy problems facing the nation over the next five to ten years.

The challenges on the domestic front are formidable: assuring fair but affordable access to health care, shoring up retirement income for an aging population, encouraging long-term economic growth, easing the growing pains of an increasingly diverse society, and reconciling energy policies with environmental concerns.

In international affairs the central task is to use America’s unprecedented power wisely and to protect a homeland that has been revealed as surprisingly vulnerable. Yet efforts must also focus on improving the economic fortunes of poorer countries, expanding trade, and reforming the rules that regulate the flows of capital across national borders.

Is the United States government capable of rising to these vast and varied challenges? The concluding chapters of this book offer cautious optimism. While it is often criticized, the American political system is fundamentally resilient and flexible.

Ambitious in scope, Agenda for the Nation provides thoughtful, constructive answers to questions of how the U.S. government can effectively serve its citizens and meet its global responsibilities in a world of opportunity and uncertainty.(

Disponible en BAE: HC 106.83 .A34 2003