Honduran businessmen present price reduction plan

Representatives of the Honduran Council of Private Companies will hold a meeting with the government to define the price adjustment for the basic food basket.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Cohep presented a list of products for which prices will be lowered, however, the Minister of Industry and Trade, Fredys Cerrato, affirmed that the real prices will be revealed after the meeting.

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Comparative Study of Staple Food Prices in November 2011

November 2011

The Costa Rican Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce has presented the results of a comparative study of staple food prices.

For the study, conducted between September 27 and October 11, 2011, 52 articles were selected, 39 were food products and 13 from the personal care category.

Honduran government freezes prices.

November 2008

The government is analyzing the maximum price of 30 products in the basic basket.

The Minister of Industry and Commerce, Fredi Cerrato, said yesterday that "The Consumer Protection Law authorizes price freezes by means of a Ministry Resolution, and that the freeze applies to the maximum price."

El Salvador and Honduras have the highest prices for the basic food basket in Central America

October 2008

At least six products in the basic food basket have the highest prices in Central America.

This was revealed by a study presented today by the Consumer Protection agency.

According to a survey of prices carried out in Central America, the agency detected that basic goods such as milk, chicken, beans, flour, white rice, sugar, etc.

El Salvador's basic food basket cost jumps in June

July 2008

The price of the basic food basket in urban zones of El Salvador jumped by 6.27 dollars in June. In rural areas the increase was 4.08 dollars.

The increase in food prices coincided with the increase in the minimum wage.
El Salvador's national statistics-gathering body reported that residents of urban areas were paying 172.83 dollars for the main food products in June, while in the country the cost was 130.80 dollars.

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