The Dirección General de Hidrocarburos y Minas (DEHM), informs salvadorans the new reference prices for the next days, which present an increase of US$0.04 for each gallon to be consumed from march 21 to april 03, 2023.

The director of the Centro para la Defensa del Consumidor (CDC), Danilo Perez, explained that in january 2021 the basic food basket in the urban sector cost US$199.24, in january 2022 it cost US$213.43 and by january 2023 it increased to US$245.02, and the last price of the urban one has just been updated to US$249.70.

In order to continue guaranteeing food security for the population, deputies reformed, with 77 votes, the Special Transitory Law to Combat Price Inflation of Basic Products, in order to incorporate turkey meat and eggs to the list of products that enter El Salvador duty free.

As a result of six virtual business rounds, 3,248 companies from Latin America and the Caribbean were able to establish appointments and their respective business intentions for US$148 million, since the first of these meetings in 2020.

According to the Consejo Salvadoreño del Café (CSC), Arabica coffee prices rose slightly this monday; however, the range of activity was wide, with a minimum at $173.25 and a maximum at US$180.80.

On march 11, El Salvador will celebrate one year since the Ministry of Economy and Finance implemented measures to contain the rise of basic food products, affected by the economic crisis derived from the war between Russia and Ukraine and the high oil prices.

The Banco Central de Reserva (BCR) informed that El Salvador's interannual inflation growth rate decreased its trend for the fourth consecutive month, showing a lower impact on consumer prices, despite the international environment that affects these prices.

Today Tag Airlines formally received the membership accrediting it as a new member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The Defensoría del Consumidor presented this monday a report on the results of the institutional work carried out to protect consumers during the month of february 2023.

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