El Salvador: Industrials Expect Price Increase

Due to consequences from Japan´s earthquake, manufacturers expect an increase in price of plastics, chemicals, oil, iron and steel.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The executive director of the Salvadoran Association of Industrialists (ASI), Jorge Arriaza, stated it is still unknown at which rate the increase would affect the Salvadoran industry.

"The increase would influence mainly the cost structure of industries and as a consequence, their growth," he told Elsalvador.com.

He added that the impact on the economy would only be felt during the second half of this year.

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