By Gerardo Sánchez
Ensenada, Baja California, December 30.- The increase in the price of gasoline and the increase in commercial rates of water in Baja California will cause the closure of some local restaurants whose situation is already difficult, predicted the president of the Canirac Ensenada, Leonardo González Ramírez.
He indicated that the increase of the gasolines will cause a greater cost of the goods and services and an inflationary impact that will affect all the economic sectors.
In addition, the restaurant sector will also suffer a 20 percent increase in water tariffs, one of the basic inputs used in the industry.
In just one month, he said, we would have a higher transaction cost of 25 to 30 percent, which would have to be reflected in the prices to the diners.
Increasing the same percentage of the dishes, would provoke the rejection of customers, which would have to absorb part of the increase and with it the reduction of profits and the decapitalization of business.
He acknowledged that many local restaurateurs living in a difficult economic situation are at risk of closing their doors, because in addition after a wave of increases is evident the reduction of the attendees to the restaurants.