Statistics institute: Venezuelan Food Basket at USD 484.93 in December
The president of the National Statistics Institute noted that the increase did not represent a major impact as the minimum wage in December stood at USD 698.60
The president of the National Statistics Institute remarked that the increase did not represent a major impact on households as the legal minimum legal income (including both minimum wage plus food benefits) stood at USD 698.60 by December 2012," a press release states.
The rise in price was reported in wheat (27.4%), tomato (23.11%), hen eggs (12 units, 13.03%), onion (12.5%), chicken (12.09%), pre-cooked wheat flour (7.96%), sugar (6.13%), and coffee (5.74%).
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.