Construction sector in El Salvador becomes stagnant

The decline in credit is affecting both the execution of projects and home sales, resulting in a stagnation for this sector.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The optimism that the construction sector could achieve acceptable growth, present until last March, has vanished. The US economic crisis and its related effects have already begun to impact this sector of the economy.
According to the Salvadoran Chamber of Construction Industries (CASALCO), the outlook for this year will be further complicated by political instability and an increasingly difficult access to credit. "We are seeing the first negative signs in the economy, and the sector sees a troubled future. We don't know how much it will affect us, because the phenomenom in the United States is not measurable yet" said Ismael Nolasco, executive director of CASALCO.

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