56% of Guatemalan companies reduce their production

56% of the 893 companies that were surveyed said that they had reduced their production in October, compared to the same month last year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

This is according the results of the 39th Business Survey carried out by the Association for Investigation and Social Studies (Asies).

Ruben Narciso presented the study and also reported that only 24% indicated that they had increased productivity, resulting in a negative opinion balance of -32%, the lowest in the last 6 years.

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