Iron Price Up in Honduras

Starting the first half of January, an increase between 5 and 7% is being discussed.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Oscar Armando Calon, director of the Honduran Chamber of Construction Industry (CHICO), noted that they are analyzing the new price in light of increases in raw materials worldwide.

"The construction industry has been hit hard by rising raw materials so according to communication from distributors, the increase will be between five to seven percent; this will impact the industry even more, while it still does not recover from last year´s deficit," he told

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