About two-thirds of the Portuguese were forced to cut back on
food due to rising prices. This is the conclusion from an Aximage survey for
Jornal de Notícias, TSF and Diário de Notícias, which reveals that 34% of
respondents admitted to having reduced the consumption of some products, while
a quarter have even cut the purchase of some products.
The increase in fuel prices also changed the routines of the
Portuguese: 58% stopped using the car at the weekend, 23% started walking more,
and 13% now use public transport.
As for income, 47% of respondents say they have suffered a
drop in income in the last 12 months, while 57% say they have postponed an
expense or purchase of “significant value”.