Price of Flour Up in Costa Rica

The price of flour distributed by Molinos de Costa Rica SA increased between 8% and 10%.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The increase in the value of flour directly affects the prices of bread, cookies and pastries.

"The price of bread has been liberalized and many of the bakeries are using the situation of the rising flour to apply additional adjustments due to increases in electricity, salaries and other costs. Therefore, experience shows that the increase in the value of the bread, cookies and pasta would be greater than the amount applied to flour," Rafael Carrillo, a spokesman for Molinos de Costa Rica SA, told

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Removal of Tariffs on Wheat Flour

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In order to mitigate the impact of rising raw material prices on bakeries, the government of El Salvador is investigating eliminating the import tax.

The head of the ministry of economy, Armando Flores said, "We are exploring the possibility of temporarily eliminating tariffs, o as to help mitigate the price increase that has been felt."

Guatemala to Eliminate Tariff on Wheat Flour

January 2011

The Ministry of Economy proposed the elimination of the 5% tariff on imports of wheat flour.

The finance minister, Erick Coyoy, said the measure seeks to alleviate the increased price in commodities on the international market.

"The proposal must be submitted and endorsed by the Council of Ministers of Economy of Central America (Comieco)," stated the article

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