Polling firm Datanálisis: food shortage index at 30% in January
The firm estimates 4-6% growth in private consumption in 2013
Datanálisis' President Luis Vicente León stressed that the Government leads to shortages by expressing hostility at the domestic production sector through expropriation and nationalization threats and policies aimed at regulating food price and the foreign exchange.
León underscored that the indicator has shown an upward trend since October 2012.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
The can of tuna, formerly a fairly normal pantry staple, has long been missing from stores in Venezuela, especially the domestic brands. When tuna cans, imported or domestic, do occasionally show up on store shelves, prices have increased several fold.