Currency volatility caused frenzy in some Belongings Businesses such as home appliances and technology. “People want to get rid of weight”, concluded Daniel Gonzalez, President of espan, At the same time it exposed many problems for traders.
This Monday, representatives from the various sectors that make up the capital’s chamber meet to create a comprehensive panorama of the sector.
The unit’s president put forward some complexities that make the scenario difficult, even in areas of commerce that are devoted to most selling goods that buyers share with the value of their silver. recognize.
“Lose as little as possible”
“The suppliers do not have a price list. Many do not want to sell, especially with imported products or those that have imported inputs, but on the other hand, companies’ obligations mean that they have to sell and at least it is about losing as little as possible. ,” said Gonzalez. In an interview with LU5.
In the context of the city’s commerce, the currency crisis and inflation are believed to have no end in the short distance. At the same time, he affirmed that inflationary conditions had a strong impact on consumption.
“With the very high inflation we have, people resort to any good that can maintain its value, this inflationary situation leading to increased consumption, which will continue. People take the weight off their shoulders,” he insisted.
But according to the president of Acipan, not everything that shines is gold. “The problem for traders in this situation is to maintain their stock. If what is sold, increases when you want to replace it, it is very difficult to manage the stock in each store”, he described.
Gonzalez said earlier in the week that the sentiment, after speaking with economists and leaders in the country’s commercial sector, is that “nobody has a way out.”
Considering the national context in this way, the businessman separated the state of the Newquan economy from the national one, despite the fact that “we do not know where to go”.
The province’s economy recovered after a sharp decline due to restrictions on the activity of the first anti-coronavirus quarantine.
“There is a very special situation, the economy of Neuquén is really working because oil and gas production has grown at a constant rate. Oil production has increased by 42 percent compared to 2021 and 92 percent compared to 2019.
“They no longer know where to put the oil, they have to enlarge the pipes,” he said to graph the increase in activity, which spills over to other commodities, including commercial and service companies at the same time.
“The reality that SMEs directly involved with hydrocarbon activity is that they have a lot of work to do”, informed of.
However, the fine pieces resulting from the growth of production of the Vaca Muerta are threatened by the national situation, which has been worsened by dual political and economic crises. ACIPAN believes that the uncertainty coming from the nation slows down the recruitment of workers in Neuquan companies.
consumption and inflation
The item “home appliances and maintenance” is the one that recorded the highest annual inflation among those considered by the Provincial Directorate of Statistics in the measurement of inflation in the capital of Neuquén. Inflation in home appliances and maintenance hit 81 per cent year-on-year in June.
It is one of the commodities that has recorded a positive effect of exchange rate volatility on its sales.
In Neuquén, annual inflation reached 62 percent. The index for “home appliances and maintenance” increased by about 20 points more.
Neuquan’s annual inflation was two points below the national rate, but the differences are erased if the Neuquan and INDEC index figures for the first semester are compared. This is indicative of a more bullish trend in Newquan in recent months than the national average.