With inflation far from target and increasing consumer prices, Argentina is investigating firms including Danone, Procter & Gamble, Fargo, miller Cañuelas, abattoir Paledini and Unilever, along with food producers like Bunge, accusing them of deliberately holding back production.
Argentine industrial production fell 0.3% in May compared to the same month last year, marking its 22nd consecutive decrease according to the INDEC statistics bureau. Taking into account the first five months of 2015, industrial activity decreased 1.5% compared to the same period of 2014.
Argentina’s industrial output fell 0.8% last August when compared to the same month last year, according to the country’s stats office Indec. However it improved 0.7% when compared to July but dropped 1.2%, points out Indec Monthly Industrial Estimate
Argentina's economy contracted in May and industrial production slumped further in June, according to government data released on Friday. Economic activity fell 0.5% in May year-on-year, slowing from April's 0.6% growth rate and marking the first contraction in 34 months.
Argentine industrial production is expected to expand 6% to 7% this year, Industry Minister Debora Giorgi said in a statement Sunday. That would put industrial growth inline with 2011, when it rose 6.5%, according to the national statistics agency, Indec.