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The rise in electricity puts the economic recovery in the meat sector at risk

Anafric  alerts the Government of Pedro Sánchez that the consecutive increases in the electricity bill can lead to difficulties in the meat sector, especially for companies that store meat in large cold rooms. “The sector has shouted to the sky. From April to July the electricity consumption of the sector has remained stable, while the bill has increased twice. This situation is not conceivable, which could ruin the economic recovery that foresees the government, the employers’ associations and the European institutions “, points out José Friguls, president of Anafric.

alerts the Government of Pedro Sánchez that the consecutive increases in the electricity bill can lead to difficulties in the meat sector, especially for companies that store meat in large cold rooms. “The sector has shouted to the sky. From April to July the electricity consumption of the sector has remained stable, while the bill has increased twice. This situation is not conceivable, which could ruin the economic recovery that foresees the government, the employers’ associations and the European institutions “, says José Friguls.

 

Dramatic situation

The rising prices of energy, according to the futures markets – where operations are traded – will continue, at least during the first quarter of 2022. The current situation of rising prices began last spring. The Government approved a temporary lowering of the VAT on the electricity bill, going from 21 to 10%, “a solution that is not noticeable in the refrigeration companies,” says the president of Anafric.

“The rise in electricity is another point of concern to face the way out of the crisis. The increase in expenses puts many of the companies in the meat industry sector, which are going through a dramatic situation, on the brink of crisis”.

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