The Russian invasion of Ukraine further accelerated the rise in energy prices and the drought, aggravating the escalation of raw material prices. Since then, the price of a basket of essential goods has increased by 21.28 euros, which represents an increase of 11.59% compared to the value recorded on 23 February, totalling 204.91 euros.

Weekly price swings are variable. Even so, the cost of the basket monitored by Deco registered a slight decrease for the second consecutive week. In the last week, that is, between the 18th and 25th of May, the 10 products that registered the biggest price increases “were oranges (14% more), cereals (10% more), Maria biscuits (9% more), extra virgin olive oil (8% more), red potatoes (8% more), ground roasted coffee (8% more), tuna in olive oil (7% more), cod (6% more), tomato pulp (plus 6%) and liquid strawberry yogurt (plus 5%)”, highlights Deco.

In view of the analysis of the data for the 14 weeks analysed, it is still possible to verify that the largest weekly increase was recorded between March 9 and 16. That week, the same basket increased by 7.94 euros.