DECO Proteste did the math on how much it increased a basic food basket in the space of a year. View increases by product.
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One DECO Proteste report reveals that, in the space of a year, a food basket, with 63 essential products, went from 184 to 229 euros. This means that the same basket is now 45 euros more expensive.
In an analysis of price changes between February 23, 2022 (the day before the war) and February 15, 2023, the Portuguese Association for Consumer Defense came to the conclusion that almost all products analyzed increased and, many of them, quite expressive.
TOP 10 of the products that increased the most
According to DECO Proteste, these are the products that increased by more than 47%:
|Products||Current average price||Increase|
|1. Tomato pulp||€1.63||+ €0.74 | + 83%|
|2. caroline rice||€1.97||+ €0.83 | +73%|
|3. horse mackerel||€5.70/kg||+ €2.38 | +72%|
|4. Heart cabbage||€1.78/kg||+ €0.74 | +71%|
|5. Crimped Lettuce||€3.42/kg||+ €1.37 | + 67%|
|6. Fresh hake||€10.03/kg||+ €4.01 | + 66%|
|7. White sugar||€1.69||+ €0.58 | + 52%|
|8. Virgin olive oil||€6.94||+ €2.29 | +49%|
|9. Onion||€1.56/kg||+ €0.51 | +49%|
|10. Carrot||€1.13/kg||+ €0.36 | + 47%|
Fish, meat, dairy products, fruits and vegetables: everything more expensive
In global terms, fish costs, on average, 27% more than a year ago. And there are paradigmatic examples in terms of increase: a kilo of horse mackerel costs €2.38 more (an increase of 72%) and a kilo of fresh hake plus 4€ (which represents an increase of 66%).
In meat, increases are greater than 22% in most of the analyzed products, being the turkey steak and whole chicken, the products whose increases stand out the most: a kilo of turkey steak costs €1.89 more today than a year ago (an increase of 31.53%); and the whole chicken plus €0.61 per kilo
Frozen products increased by 13%. In this category, the price of douradinhos stands out (20.37% more than a year ago), now costing 5.73 euros per package.
Milk, eggs, cheese and liquid yoghurt products increased by around 27% on average is typical basket of 14 fruits and vegetables already costs almost 30€, i.e. 25% more than there is a no.
DECO Proteste warns that food prices are not following the fall in the inflation rate, which has been observed for the last three months, and asks for more transparency. It also appeals to the Government to adopt a more active role in monitoring the evolution of prices, both in legislative terms and in terms of supervision, above all through the ASAE.