more and more food products concerned

After pasta, oil and flour, beef, chicken and even eggs are showing prices up 10% or more compared to last summer.

INSEE published this Friday its complete overview of price trends in July. And reading it, we can only see that, on the food shopping side, more and more products are experiencing double-digit inflation.

For some commodities, this has been a milestone for a long time. Due to the spectacular rise in the price of certain edible oils, all fats, including margarines and butter, cost on average 21.2% more than a year ago.

No break either in the bill for lovers of pasta and couscous with an average increase over one year of 16.7%. And if you want to make your own noodles, still don’t count on a decline in the price of flour. Its average price increased over one year by 18.4%.

Apart from pork, all meats have crossed the symbolic bar of 10%

But the real novelty is that now in butcher shops, the symbolic bar of 10% inflation is also crossed for most meats. This is the case for beef and veal (+10.2%), for lamb (+10.3%). We are even approaching 15% for chicken and other poultry.

A rise in prices linked to the surge in the price of cereals, food purchased from breeders, drought and, for poultry, avian flu. And, in general, in the butcher’s department, prices have probably not stopped rising, because even if consumers pay more for their meat, breeders are still struggling to make ends meet.

+ 17.2% for fresh fish, +8.9% for frozen

For fish lovers too, prices continue to rise. Fishermen have been bearing the brunt of the rise in off-road diesel prices for months. On average, INSEE notes that fish costs 17.2% more than a year ago. A fillet that you could buy from your fishmonger for 15 euros per kilo in July 2021, today costs 17.50 euros.

The increase is a little less strong for frozen foods (+8.9%). But, in the long term, there is no reason why the breaded fish should not pass, too, this symbolic milestone of 10%. Cap that the eggs almost crossed in July (+9.8%).

Fast food: more expensive meat drives up menu prices

All these increases in basic products, they do not only have an effect on the price of our races, they also weigh on the races of restaurateurs. With an inflation which took a little time to diffuse, but which is now becoming more sensitive. Especially in fast food, where meat (beef for hamburgers, poultry for nuggets) is ubiquitous.

All these increases in basic products, they do not only have an effect on the price of our races, they also weigh on the races of restaurateurs. With an inflation which took a little time to diffuse, but which is now becoming more sensitive. Especially in fast food, where meat (beef for hamburgers, poultry for nuggets) is ubiquitous.

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