Authorities units cement costs in Cuban pesos

The Cuban authorities set the brand new costs for cement in nationwide foreign money (CUP) and reported that this product – extremely demanded by the inhabitants – can be bought within the nation’s development materials shops.

According to info revealed within the official newspaper Granma, the retail costs had been set by Resolution 126 of 2021 of the Ministry of Internal Trade that appeared within the Official Gazette on Thursday, January 13, and embody two sorts of cement: white CAB-16 and grey CA-16.

“The White Cement CAB-16 in bags of 42.5 kg will cost 183.00 CUP (Cuban pesos) per unit; and the White Cement CAB-16 in bulk will have a price of 4.00 CUP per kilogram,” the doc particulars.

For its half, “the Gray Cement CA-16 in bags of 42.5 kg will amount to 79.00 CUP per unit and the Gray Cement CA-16 in bulk at 1.50 CUP per kilogram.”

At the tip of final 12 months, the top of the Cuban Ministry of Construction (Micons), René Mesa Villafaña, assured that the nation’s cement business would start “the path of recovery.”

He stated that this anticipated “trend” would start to specific itself extra ostensibly in 2022, when “1,400,000 tons of cement will be produced.”

He identified that to this point the product is bought on the home market “in freely convertible currency”, whose shops will obtain 100,000 and 150,000 tons on the market.

The sale of cement at costs in keeping with the financial system of Cuban households it’s an unhappy demand of the inhabitants of the nation, the place greater than 60 % of the homes have constructive harm and plenty of of them want pressing repairs.

This context has worsened in recent times as a result of cement manufacturing has remained unstable since 2019. Micons has been unable to satisfy plans, which is mirrored in much less capability to construct and restore properties and a rise in costs. .

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