May 18, 2013
Gov't once again suggests consumers 'shop around'
Economy Minister Amado Boudou once again urged consumers "to shop around" in light of "a large dispersion of prices" in the domestic economy.
The official also admitted that his "friend Mercedes (i.e. Central Bank Governor Mercedes Marcó del Pont) buys avocados at a cost of ARS$1 per unit at the Buenos Aires Central Market located in La Matanza district."
According to Boudou, "the cost of avocados per unit is six times higher in Buenos Aires City. It's an outrageous cost."
The minister also told “businessmen to catch up, there is a high level of consumption and we have to take care of it. We all have to be responsible.”
Earlier this week, Boudou said the “people has to shop around because there is a large dispersion of prices,” and added that the government “highlights the prices of the Central Market, which are cheap and stable.”