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This morning I went to the hardware store to buy a 16mm MDF plank and a piece of formica. I had no idea how bad our national situation has become in. I went to several big local stores just to find... nothing I was looking for. Asking about this to a attendant woman she told me that the biggest MDF manufacturer is planning to close the business due to the lack of foreign currency (USD) to buy raw materials. This is incredible since this country has had its biggest income during more than 15 years, nevertheless we are in bankruptcy. The situation is the same for public services, health, projects construction and obviously, woodworking.

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This morning I went to the hardware store to buy a 16mm MDF plank and a piece of formica. I had no idea how bad our national situation has become in. I went to several big local stores just to find... nothing I was looking for. Asking about this to a attendant woman she told me that the biggest MDF manufacturer is planning to close the business due to the lack of foreign currency (USD) to buy raw materials. This is incredible since this country has had its biggest income during more than 15 years, nevertheless we are in bankruptcy. The situation is the same for public services, health, projects construction and obviously, woodworking.

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Wow that is grim news . At first I didn't see where your from and thought this was in North America and my heart missed a few beats .
But I don't doubt we're not far behind you

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Sorry to hear that. I place the blame on politicians - not doing their jobs - just worried about how to stay in office.

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This morning I went to the hardware store to buy a 16mm MDF plank and a piece of formica. I had no idea how bad our national situation has become in. I went to several big local stores just to find... nothing I was looking for. Asking about this to a attendant woman she told me that the biggest MDF manufacturer is planning to close the business due to the lack of foreign currency (USD) to buy raw materials. This is incredible since this country has had its biggest income during more than 15 years, nevertheless we are in bankruptcy. The situation is the same for public services, health, projects construction and obviously, woodworking.

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UT-oh!!!!

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Alexis, you haven't seen anything yet, I suspect that things are going t get much worse in the next several months but can't discuss why on the forum as per the rules. Sure hope I'm wrong but don't see any evidence for it yet.

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"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." This also pertains to money!!!!!!!! We are seeing the start of same thing here.

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Alexis, I live in Argentina, and things are not going well either, not to the point of not being able to buy MDF (knocking on wood) but for example plywood here is very hard to find, the one I got right now is so badly made I don't even want to work with it anymore.

We are not there, yet, but it seems like a very plausible future.

My condolences.
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This morning I went to the hardware store to buy a 16mm MDF plank and a piece of formica. I had no idea how bad our national situation has become in. I went to several big local stores just to find... nothing I was looking for. Asking about this to a attendant woman she told me that the biggest MDF manufacturer is planning to close the business due to the lack of foreign currency (USD) to buy raw materials. This is incredible since this country has had its biggest income during more than 15 years, nevertheless we are in bankruptcy. The situation is the same for public services, health, projects construction and obviously, woodworking.

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Still trying to get my mind around this one… is the problem that American money is no good anymore on the international market???
Or is it that lending has become so tight-fisted that companies can’t get the short-term loans they need to conduct business???
Or is it something else???

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Alexis, I live in Argentina, and things are not going well either, not to the point of not being able to buy MDF (knocking on wood) but for example plywood here is very hard to find, the one I got right now is so badly made I don't even want to work with it anymore.

We are not there, yet, but it seems like a very plausible future.

My condolences.
a lot of chinese plywood we get here is that way...
is chinese ply you re talking about...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Stick; foreign businesses (read American especially) have been chased out of Venezuela.
The Cuban Government has basically taken over the controls in Venezuela; Marxism is alive and well, with State control (central planning) of their economy.
The US dollar is still very popular, on the black market.
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