Canaco Puebla expects to achieve economic recovery by 2023


Puebla, Puebla. The National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Canaco Servytur) in Puebla considered that sales have improved in the last two months, increasing up to 50% on average; however, they anticipate that they will have to wait until 2023 to talk about a more tangible economic recovery.

Marco Antonio Prósperi Calderón, president of the organization, commented that it will be difficult to reach sales levels prepandemic in this 2022, since the more than 7,000 affiliated businesses have concentrated on removing the merchandise that had been left behind during the last two years.

He commented that they are in full reactivation and the majority’s plan is to be able to invest and not hire personnel, because they are operating with enough according to the demand for seasonal products.

He indicated that the municipal government did its part by removing street vendors from the Historic Center, which helps to have more customers in the area, but sales are gradually recovering.

“The commercial sector is heading towards seasons in which sales tend to increase with the arrival of the summer vacation period and the return to face-to-face classes at 100%; however, there is still a long way to go to reach the levels they had before the pandemic, ”he deepened.

He commented that they do not lower their guard before the decree issued by the state government regarding the use of face masks voluntarily in public spaces to inhibit Covid-19 infections among staff and safeguard the integrity of customers.

Prósperi Calderón highlighted that Holy Week, celebrations for Mother’s, Children’s and Teacher’s Day, meant that families made an additional expense compared to going out to eat, which department stores and businesses in the city center saw positively.

He explained that reaching the sales levels of 2019 will depend on each business and the products they offer, as well as reinvesting in stocking merchandise according to the season.

In addition, he commented that the businesses have not made layoffs despite the current economic situation and expect to stay that way for the rest of this year.

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