Egg Boycott in Venezuela: Consumers Organize Boycott Aiming at a Price Drop

Note: Originally posted on Sep 10, 2019, 12:58 PM. Republished due to technical issues.

Due to the exaggerated increase in the price of egg cartons (of 30 eggs) in recent days, consumers have launched a campaign on Twitter with the hashtag #BoicotAlHuevo, to invite the rest of the population not to acquire this animal protein and thus force merchants to lower the price.

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In August this product suffered a criminal increase. At the beginning of that month, the carton price was between Bs. 30,000 and 32,000.(US$ 2-3) However, since the end of that month and the beginning of September, its price ranges between 80 and 95 thousand bolivars (US$ 4-5). The unit is already sold between Bs. 3,500 and 3,800.

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Users of social networks also call for the boycott to include other products in the food basket such as meat, chicken, cheese, margarine, among others.

Source URL: La IguanaTV

Translated by JRE/EF