The Secretary of Industry and Productive Development, Jose Ignacio de Mendiguren, declared today that the country is “very close” to “exiting this current crisis” and to “external constraint” foreign exchange, while questioning the “ingratitude” from the business sector before the rejection of lump sum announced by the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa.
“This is a month where we have recomposed Bookingswhich no one considered possible, and the first thing that is done is to release the SIRA so that they do not slow down the level of activity, do not lay off, or suspend,” he affirmed beg this morning in dialogue with AM 750 when referring to the release of the Import System of the Argentine Republic (SIRA) announced yesterday by Massa.
Before that framework, of Mendiguren It showed itself optimistic regarding the economic situation and pointed out that “in two years, the discussion will be the distribution of income because the income It will be guaranteed.”
“We see very close the way out of this conjunctural crisis and we enter into the possibility that Argentina definitively abandons the external constraint growing in exports,” he said.
After which, he stated that the estimates “as anticipated Massa recently – point out that the country will achieve a fiscal surplus next year“.
“This is based on something very clear. It seems that it is something from the future, but it is already present. Mining is at a record for exports, the automotive industry has already announced investments for u$s2,000 million; Forestry, which is a sector that Argentina abandoned, already has an investment installed that ends in five months of US$250 million in Corrientes, 100% of which will be exported; and in energy we went from a deficit of US$5 billion last year to be surpluses”, he mentioned as an example.
Bonus for workers: criticism of employers
Regarding the questions of the business sector to the payment of the lump sum, de Mendiguren considered that “there are ingratitude from the business community.”
“Ultimately, it’s a advance parity, it is done twice and SMEs can compensate it in employer contributions; and at the same time SMEs are receiving low interest rates and credit for investment,” he said.
In any case, the former owner of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) He stated that the camera is not the “Argentine Industrial Unanimity”because the SMEs “are clear that the salary is not only a cost but the engine to be able to sell what is produced”.
The official recalled that in the previous administration “225,000 jobs were expelled” and in the current one “351,000 were created.”
“When you look at the industry, you see that, despite everything, today they are 13 points above the pre-pandemic, and with the other model, without the war or all this that happened to us, it fell 14% in four years, construction fell 12%, commerce 10% and mining 5%. For an industrialist with no memory, it can be very expensive,” said de Mendiguren.
Facing the elections, the head of the Ministry of Industry acknowledged that the Government “he made mistakes”and that there is “great dissatisfaction or anger with all the political structure”.
“That is a reality and that reality must be answered with concrete facts that guarantee or give people hope that this is the correct road because the way is with this alliance with the production, and not with the financial speculation”De Mendiguren concluded.