Nicaragua: Sales Keep Falling

In September, sales of houses in Nicaragua reported a fall of 80%, and sales of vehicles and hotels were reduced 75% and 70%, respectively, compared to the same month last year.

Friday, November 2, 2018

According to the Second Monitoring of Economic Activities in Nicaragua, prepared by the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (Cosep) and the Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development (Funides), during September sales of advertising agencies fell 48%, those of distributors of medical equipment 40% and those of restaurants 35%, compared to the ninth month of 2017.

The fall in the income of the country's businesses occurs after more than six months of social and political crisis, which began last April 18 and has affected all productive sectors.

Regarding the current economic situation, Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports that "... Today, fluctuations in economic activity are influenced by the uncertainty of consumers and investors and the perception of insecurity in different cities of the country."

The article adds that "... Cosep and Funides concluded that the economic activities most affected are those related to tourism (small hotels, tour operators, large hotels and restaurants), the distribution of motor vehicles, the urbanizing sector and trade and services in general."

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