Dozens of Cubans they complained on Twitter of the rise within the worth of meals on the Island after the Ordering Task, when a pound of pork can price 200 Cuban pesos and a carton of eggs 500.
Faced with a query requested by the activist Magdiel Jorge Castro within the aforementioned social community concerning the rise in the price of meals, a person named Nestico posted the image from a price ticket in Santa Clara the place A pound of pork rib and shoulder prices 200 pesos, that of loin 210, that of chorizo 170, that of lard 180, of smoked 250 and of ham 250.
In Artemisa’s case, a person named Arnaldo Robaina said the price of the pound of pork reached 190 Cuban pesos, taro at 25, black beans at 90, crimson beans at 120 and rice bought by the state at 40 pesos per pound whereas with people you may get 35.
“In Holguín: 200 pork, 30 shelled corn per pound. Banana 15, peanuts 65 the pound, egg carton 600, milk package 400, a pineapple 120, taro 90, tomato 100, cucumber 20, garlic at 15 the head, beans for 90 and so I spend the morning and I do not finish “, wrote a user known as Yuri Urquiza.
In the province of Matanzas, according to user Michel Dávila, a pound of pork prices 230 Cuban pesos, the chops 220, the egg carton 500, the black beans at 80 a pound and crimson at 90, the donkey banana at 25 pesos, the ham at 220 and the bacon at 200.
Another person known as Yadira said what in Havana the value of the carton of eggs is 500 Cuban pesos, the packages of 400 grams of hen mince price 100 pesos within the black market, whereas these of scorching canine 90, a pot of ice cream 150 and the pinnacle of garlic 20.
Cuban economist Pedro Monreal quoted this week the info printed by the National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI), based on which the rise within the client worth index in October of this yr indicated a rise of 64%.
“It is a notable inflation and there is no evidence of a rise in wages at the same level, or higher. There is a loss of purchasing power,” stated the economist. What’s extra, indicated that “the runaway increase in the price of pork is giving it a ‘pull’ to inflation “.
Although the Cuban authorities denied it, economists interviewed by DIARIO DE CUBA in December of final yr, earlier than the implementation of the reforms, they assured that inflation it could be one of many primary issues that the Ordering Task would deliver.
The Cuban economist Carmelo Mesa Lago acknowledged then that this course of could be inevitable, as a result of “in the state business sector the change of 1 CUC = 1 CUP = 1 USD will devalue 2.300%, which means that prices will go up enormously, and so will the retail price“.
The Cuban Government itself acknowledged that the Sorting Task has brought about a 60% inflation in retail costs in outlets and 6,900% within the casual market, a difficulty that generates discomfort among the many inhabitants.
The “ordinance”, carried out since January regardless of the pandemic, went by a financial and alternate unification, the rise in costs, wages and the discount of subsidies, and a consequent devaluation of the Cuban peso, which triggered inflation within the black market, rising because of the scarcity of merchandise.
Ten months later, “that 60% does not match what people are living. People are living at seven, ten times higher prices,” acknowledged the particular person accountable for the reform, Marino Murillo, who was separated from that duty to guide the Tobacco Business Group of Cuba (Tobacco).