Camacol’s technical vice president, Edwin Chirivi, assured that between the months of February and March 2022, the price of steel registered a new increase of 4.2%with a growth of 5.7% in corrugated steel according to figures revealed by Dane.
“We would close the year with annual increases in the order of 43% to 45%. It is a great concern for the sector, We have pre-sold 250,000 VIS units that have not started their construction phase.n, therefore with these levels of steel, the projects enter an imminent process of becoming unfeasible”, said Chirivi.
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In this way, Camacol called on the national government and the country’s commercial policy authorities to “reduce import duty of these inputs, while the local market is supplied by 40% of imports”.
The union added: “According to Icoced, steel is the second input with the highest incidence in the cost structure of projects, representing 11% of construction costs and 21% of the cost of materials; and in turn, it was the input that reflected the highest price increase as of March among the entire set of materials used in construction: four times more than the average of the other inputs”.
In this regard, Portafolio consulted Andi and they decided not to comment on the matter.