Venezuela's car purchases from China at USD 52 million in 2012
Venezuela's National Statistics Institute said China is Venezuela's main automobile supplier
Consequently, national production has declined over the last four years and traditional brands have disappeared amid import restrictions while new actors are gaining ground.
Data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) reveals that China has become Venezuela's main automobile supplier.
Only during the first half, China sold Venezuela USD 52.7 million in transport vehicles, that is, 33.805% above the figure recorded during the same period in 2011. From January through June, 2011, China exported to Venezuela USD 155,621 in regular vehicles.
So far this year, China's car exports to Venezuela have grown 53% as USD 34 million in sales was recorded in 2011.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
They are marching in step to the same tune. There is a coordinated effort to position the idea. The Twitter hashtag #YoSoyVictimaDeLaGuarimba (I'm a victim of "guarimbas", or protest barricades) can be read on all pro-government Twitter accounts, including those of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly's Press Office, the state-run food distribution network PDVAL, state airline Conviasa, the Venezuelan embassies in foreign countries, radio stations and the huge media network responsive to the Government's interests and messages.