New price scale in Honduras

In the next few days, the price of some products from the basic food basket will rise.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The agriculture industry alleges that production costs and components are becoming a threat to the completion of the finished product and is causing a chain of increases in poultry, pork, milk and eggs.
"The people should be aware that the product will become more expensive because this year raw materials are the most expensive ever, due to the fluctuation in the price of oil which usually tended to rise," warned the Manager of the Honduras Institute of Agricultural Marketing (IHMA), Obdulio Chevez.

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NO to Prices Regulation

December 2012

Panamanian businessmen say the proposed regulation of prices is wrong, irresponsible and harmful.

A statement from the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP):

PRICE REGULATION PROPOSALS ARE INCONVENIENT

In recent days, different politic groups have proposed the regulation of food prices as a measure to counter the rising costs of basic goods, which remains a major concern for Panamanians.

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.

Prices rise in El Salvador

July 2008

Over the past five years, the basic basket of consumer goods has risen by 42 dollars, or 67.5 percent, but just in the past year it has gone up by 28 dollars.

In May 2003, the cost of the basket was 124.56 dollars, while in 2007 it was 138.21 dollars. This May the price was 166.56.

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