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Merchants and food vendors complain about severe economic downturn

PUERTO PLATA. – Despite overproduction of agricultural products and other food items, the owners of stalls in the municipal street market continue concern about the lack of money circulating in the streets. These prints were revealed in the weekly survey used by the reporter of the, who performed a report on the behavior of prices of food and other consumer goods.

The seller Nelson Miguel Martinez said that prices fluctuate: pineapple 15-20 pesos, a pound of rice varies depending on your range from 16 , 17, 18 and even 25 pesos , beans are hovering 35 to 40 per pound, onion trading at 25 pesos per pound , garlic at 120 pesos per pound and potatoes round of 15-20 pesos per pound. Likewise, Grullon Reynaldo, the citizen said that the Dominican economy is paralyzed by the recession, which feels hard around the country because there is no money circulating in the street, and we have already entered the month of October which is the preamble to the holidays.

The seller Andres Castillo, explained that there are products that have come down in price such as garlic, onion and beans, but other have greatly increased such as rice, oil etc. The municipal market traders of Puerto Plata complained that despite food prices remain fluctuating, citizens do not have the resources to purchase the items, but admitted that in September the economy was stimulated a little due to the onset of the school season .

Source: Puerto Plata Digital

Category: DR News |

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