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AC production fell 16% in 2018

that Argentina Terminal (Afarte) Electronic Factory Association each pointed to one in AC production compared to last year. Low consumption and temperature crises among the main reasons.

Afarte estimates that AC production will reach one million units in 2018, which means about 70 thousand less artifacts than during 2017. "All of the above are very hard estimates for 2019 production, which is between 800 and 850 thousand units," warned the manufacturer.

Workers explained that a general economic crisis that had an impact on consumption and several financing options would occur year-end sales "suffer one every 16% year-on-year". In this context, the price of AC, outside of the competitiveness of this sector, has a significant relative weight in the domestic budget.

For economic factors added that the temperature of the hot months they are not as high as in previous years. "This month starts with low temperatures for historical averages: it is the coldest December in the last 19 years, according to data from the National Meteorological Agency", indicated from this sector.

Federico Hellemeyer, President Afarte, summarizes that 2018 is "a difficult year for all economic sectors, especially those that depend on the domestic market".

"Our respective consumption leaves a lot of stock and that means that at the industrial level reactivation in the future will be slow. With this scenario, we expect 2019 to be maintained", preferably.

Regardless of the adverse context, he said that the opportunity they anticipated to increase demand was "a stimulus at the financial level for the purchase of equipment", especially with high energy efficiency. "As such, consumers will recognize the convenience of updating their old equipment for one that allows them to reduce electricity consumption," he said.

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