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Food prices recorded the smallest monthly increase in a year

Food prices recorded the smallest monthly increase in a year

In the last four weeks, basic products had an average increase of 3.3%, the average variation for the last four weeks was the lowest in at least a year.

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Food prices increased 0.7% during the fourth week of April, driven by beverages, oils and ready meals. That figure reflected a slowdown of 0.8 percentage points compared to the previous seven days.

The rise in food values ​​was revealed in the inflation report prepared by the consulting firm LCG. The work showed that in the last four weeks, basic products had an average increase of 3.3%, the average variation for the last four weeks was the lowest in at least a year.

The report stated that the monthly price increase “continues to slow down”, with a drop of 1.3 percentage points in the average, compared to the previous seven days; and stable end-to-end values.

Food inflation: which products increased in the fourth week of April

Beverages and ready meals were the products that increased the most in the fourth week of April, with increases of 3.5% and 3.4% respectively. Oil and sugar followed, with increases of 2.8% and 2%. While two of the 10 categories surveyed showed weekly losses that reached close to 4%in the case of dairy.

According to the report, the increase in the beverage category was offset by the fall in dairy products, which decreased by 3.7%.

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According to the report, the increase in the beverage category was offset by the fall in dairy products, which decreased by 3.7%.

According to the report, the increase in the beverage category was offset by the fall in dairy products, which decreased by 3.7%.

How much food increased in the last four weeks

According to the survey, the prices of food They registered an average increase of 3.3% in the last four weeks. Measured end-to-end, values ​​increased 2.8%.

The dairythe eggs and the meat explained 65% of monthly inflation. Below are the variations by category:

  • Dairy and eggs: 7.5%;
  • Vegetables: 5.5%;
  • Meals ready to go: 5%;
  • meats: 3.3%;
  • Condiments and other food products: 3.3%;
  • Bread, cereals and pasta: 2.3%;
  • Drinks and infusions: 1.7%;
  • Oils: 0.6%;
  • Sugar: -4.6%;
  • Fruits: -6.9%.

Source: Ambito

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