The president of the Federation of Argentine Regional Refrigerating Industries (Fifra), Daniel Urcía, indicated this Tuesday that the increases in meat values are due to a “price recomposition”, and assured that “until March or April of next year “There will be no new raises on the counter.
“In recent weeks we have seen a price recomposition of the heifer and young heifer consumption categories that had lagged behind the others,” Urcía explained in statements to Radio Del Plata, and assured that “until March or April of next year we are going to have the increase again and the meat as news “.
“In December we have to see the same prices as this week,” he remarked.
On the other hand, in addition to the “recomposition of prices”, the representative of the refrigerators indicated that specific factors were added during the past week.
“Last week was a particular week, post-elections, and it began with rains, which causes the Liniers Market to enter less,” said Urcía.
For his part, he remarked that, during the last long weekend, “people went out a lot and that also heated up prices.”
Because of this, the president of Fifra estimated that “today” there will be “a 5% drop in prices that go to the gondola immediately.”
For his part, the representative of the meat-packing industry proposed a “change in the tax regime” that would allow butchers to “fit within the simplified regime.”
“This would allow them to go blank and bank, and would mean lower prices for the consumer,” he said.
During November, the values in the Liniers market registered an average increase of 20% in the consumer categories.
That is why last Thursday the Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, held a meeting with his Productive Development peers, Matías Kulfas; of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing, Julián Domínguez; and with the Secretary of Internal Trade, Roberto Feletti, in which the dynamics of meat prices were analyzed and worked on to “guarantee their stability.”
After agreeing with the supermarkets to freeze the price of beef during the last long weekend, the Secretary of Internal Trade, Roberto Feletti, will meet tomorrow with the actors of the internal meat market to know the situation and monitor closely the evolution of prices.