Wednesday, 18 October 2023 00:18

Since the weekend 425 truckloads of vegetables have entered El Salvador from Guatemala

Written by Coralia Cuellar

Authorities of the Defensoría del Consumidor (DC) indicate that the border closure situation with Guatemala is beginning to normalize.



Since early hours of this tuesday, the president of the Defensoría del Consumidor, Ricardo Salazar, conducted inspections in the markets where he explained that since this weekend the flow of imports of fruits and vegetables has begun to normalize, entering from the Guatemalan border, a little more than 425 trucks.

According to Salazar, since last weekend has begun to normalize the entry of trucks from that country, which have supplied the salvadoran market, so these inspection efforts will continue.


In addition, he said that they have begun to see significant drops in prices of several products such as cabbage and carrots, also onions, among others that have reflected between 30% and 50% reduction in their prices. In the case of the potato has seen a decrease in price that can be around 30 % and 40 %, said the official.

In the last 12 days, the Defensoría del Consumidor reports more than 5,700 verifications nationwide, time in which the teams of the institution have been present in markets, supermarkets, wholesale stores and other points of marketing of fruits, vegetables and greens. Salazar reported that, to date, there are 32 cases in which the sanctioning procedure has been activated, so he called on the population to denounce unjustified price increases.


Translated by: A.M