Informacion economica sobre Cuba

Cuba: Retail Network and Shortages in 2012

Cuban Retail Network's Deficiencies Brought Shortages in 2012: Offical

Report Says

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

several products.

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.

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