Coromoto famous ice-cream shop in Venezuela which offers a world record 850 number of flavour of ice cream has had to close due to a shortage of milk. Venezuela, which depends on imports for many products, is experiencing shortages of some staples, such as corn oil and powdered milk. According to the latest official figures the scarcity index stands at 29,4%. This suggests that out of 100 goods, 29 were not always available everywhere at the time. The government blames unscrupulous businesspeople, who it says hoard goods to drive up prices.