Cuba: Retail Network and Shortages in 2012
Cuban Retail Network's Deficiencies Brought Shortages in 2012: Offical
The industry of construction materials should work on solid ground to
meet the country's needs.
Cuban Domestic Trade Minister, delivered a report that blamed on the
absence of a sound strategy for the commercialization and mobilization
of inventories in 2012 for affectations in the mercantile retail
circulation of Cuba.
According to the report inventories of products in the retail network
were estimated at over 1.5 billion Cuban pesos, a larger amount than in
On the other hand, the ignorance of needs and habits of consumptions
affected in the distribution for territories, and favored in turn
instabilities in the supplying of the market, including shortages in
Other problems identified in the period were the constructive
deterioration of the market places, the nonexistence of a corporate
image, and insufficient measuring devices and weighing in the retail
network, the document reads.
In the industrial retail markets there were shortcomings in the sales of
construction materials, agriculture goods and items like soaps,
detergents and cleaning products.
According to the Minister, the provinces with the worst results in sales
were Pinar del Rio, Artemisa, Havana and Camaguey, in that order.
Still, there were some positive signs in the commercialization of
perishables like milk, the attention to elders and handicapped people,
she added. / Source: PL.