"Between February 23, the eve of the start of the armed conflict in Ukraine, and December 28, the price of the basket of essential food goods increased by 18.26% (up 33.51 euros), now costing 217.14 euros", explains the consumer protection organisation.
According to DECO, dairy products represent the "category of foods whose rise was more pronounced, in percentage terms (23.70%)", but "meat is also increasingly expensive".
"Inflation is also felt in the other food categories. In ten months, the price of fish rose 17.88%; that of groceries rose 17.43%; fruit and vegetables recorded an increase of 14.46%; and in frozen foods prices were 17.15% more expensive", explains DECO.
Since February 23, DECO Proteste has been monitoring the prices of a basket of 63 essential food products.
"This analysis has revealed increases almost every week, with some products registering double-digit price increases from one week to the next", underlines the consumer protection organisation.
It would be nice if you could mention whom this basket with essential food is aimed for, and how long it should last.
By Benjamin Hadland from Lisbon on 02 Jan 2023, 13:55
The list of 63 essential food items seems exhausting. A suggestion is having the basic food components required for a household, irrespective of income group. This way consumers will be able to see which items have increased or decreased. The inflationary increases are going to keep going up however to monitor them is important.
By Pedro from Other on 03 Jan 2023, 15:31