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Dairy rises up to $0.30 in San Salvador



Merchants say the price of quesillo has increased by 12% in a month.  /DEM

Merchants say the price of quesillo has increased by 12% in a month. /DEM

Dairy prices soared last month, with some products such as quesillos rising by up to $0.30, a merchant in San Salvador’s historic center confirmed.

For example, the price of a pound of quesillo went from $2.50 to $2.80 in one month, an increase of $0.30 (12%), the merchant explained. At other times, this same milk derivative he sold for $2.60, then $2.90.

Merchants like Arminda Cornejo ensured that hard cheeses also increased by $0.30, from $3.80 to $4.10 per pound in just one month, a 7.8% increase.

Central Market dairy distributor Luis Dellas said prices rose the most in soft-hard cheeses and quesillos, while products such as cream cheese reported a $0.20 increase since they went on sale at the end of January. It’s been confirmed that it’s $1.50 a pound and is currently on sale for $1.70.

Some are unaware of the reason for the rise, but some have been informed by suppliers that the increase in dairy prices is due to the presence of summer. Countries like Nicaragua.

“Hard cheese is up $0.20 and we expect it to go down in May (with the onset of winter),” Dellas said.

According to a price report released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), soft and hard cheeses had the highest price increase between February 1 and March 7, rising from $3.78 to $3.89, up from $3.78 to $3.89 over the period. about $0.11 (2.9%).

However, the report confirms that the prices of remaining dairy products fell between February and March. The cream he reported a $0.08 markdown and sold for $2.92 per bottle. Quesillo, on the other hand, dropped $0.01 and this Tuesday he was $2.64.

Aged hard cheese increased from $5 to $4.70 and fresh cheese increased from $2.70 to $2.56.

As prices increased, sellers detected a decline in people’s demand and the amount of products they purchased.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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