The Ministry of Productive Development will not ignore the industrial agenda either. “We are one of the few who give good news,” said an official source. He was referring to the data on manufacturing industrial production, which already exceeds the values of 2020 and also the pre-ndemic, in 2019. Even the third quarter is already above the values of 2018. For this, the keys will be to continue with the so-called “trade administration” and a strong stimulus of financing. As this newspaper learned, Eduardo Hecker, close to Kulfas and the President, will continue in his post. “Interest rates are the lowest in the last ten years,” said a source from the public bank.
Meanwhile, in the Government there are high expectations for the 6 bills sent to Congress, promised at the opening of sessions by Alberto Fernández, and which have all arrived at the venue, with medical cannabis being the closest to being approved. Together with the purchase of Argentina, the promotion of hydrocarbon investments, the promotion of agro-industrial development, the promotion of investments in the automotive industry and the promotion of sustainable mobility, they plan to create 800,000 jobs in the next decade. The most ambitious numbers are found in the agribusiness project, developed together with the Agroindustrial Council, which seeks to produce 200 million tons of grains, generate 700 thousand jobs and achieve exports of up to US $ 100 billion
Faced with criticism within the Government because the recovery of the macro is not reflected in the micro data of income distribution, the Ministry of Productive Development has Roberto Feletti, a former official of La Matanza, empowered by the mayors, great winners of the best performance in the province of Buenos Aires. After the 7E (January 7, the freezing of food and medicines ends), they plan to elaborate baskets of “regulated consumption”, such as careful but broader prices.
A dispute that must be settled within the Ministry is the place that will be given to the popular economy, a sector of more than 4 million people, which is unable to absorb the private sector, and which is claiming loans. The Inaes institute has developed a non-bank credit plan for months, which has not yet seen the light, given different conceptions about financing cooperatives and mutuals.