Petroleum bill for the Isthmus increased 42.8% in 2008

The bill for the Central American Isthmus will increase to 42.8% at the end of this year compared to 2007, according to data from Cepal.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

In 2008 the figure will be $12.25 billion, while last year it was $8.6 billion, according to the analysis.

Victor Hugo Ruiz, economic affairs officer at Cepal, explains that said increase was due in part to the rise in international oil prices, although the volume of imports also increased.

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