The pocket of Spaniards will continue to suffer every time they go to the supermarket or market in their area. Food price closed the last month of last year the highest increase since January 1994, an increase of 15.7%. As reported on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), food was also the biggest contributor to General inflation, which eased last month to 5.7%.. A contribution that far exceeds clothing and footwear, which barely rebounded by 1.8% in December. This is almost two points more than the previous month. None of the stats account for the current sales campaign’s lower cuts.
But what foods have risen the most and the lowest? Highlights Sugar which saw its value rise by 50.6% in the last month of the year followed Oils and fats which rose by 38.1%, the milk 37.2% and egg which increased by 29.8%. With slight, but still very significant elevations, the Dairy products (+23.4%) Cereals and their derivatives (+22.7%) potato (+22.6%) Legumes and vegetables (+ 15.7%) and Bread (+ 15.4%). On the other hand, the Bird meat It rose by a whopping 15.1%, followed by porcine (13.8%) and that bovine (+ 13.2%).
You must take into account The latest reduction in value-added tax This means lowering the value-added tax on foods considered essential (bread, bread flour, milk, cheese, eggs, fruits, vegetables, vegetables, legumes, potatoes and cereals) from 4% to 0% and a reduction in the tax on oils and pasta, for which the value-added tax rate has increased from 10 to 5%. . A measure not included in the latest data of the National Institute of Statistics, which was approved by the Council of Ministers on December 27, and entered into force on the first day of the new year.
In this sense, it was very controversial Exclude meat and fish products which will still be subject to a 10% VAT. This fact had the curious advantage of uniting ranchers, farmers, fishermen, and industry to demand a reduction from the government that could be introduced during the hypothetical processing of the approved royal decree as a bill. The People’s Party has already stipulated this affirmative vote.