Huge changes in supermarket food prices affecting every shopper – see the full list

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Every shopper will have noticed that the amount of money they spend on food has increased in recent months.

Many of us dread seeing the final total displayed at checkout. Then we always find that we have to run extra errands during the week to replenish essentials or get all the ingredients for a meal.

For starters, it was easy to attribute it all to increased visits to the local convenience store during daily exercise during lockdown, as well as more food consumed because everyone was home all day looting the cupboards and refrigerators.

But it’s more than that. There was a huge increase in the price of many foods, with inflation reaching 5.4% in December. Inflation is now at its highest level in 30 years, according to the latest figures.

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Households have seen the price of some foods skyrocket more than seven times faster than the average.

The cost of the average basket of groceries rose 4.2% in the year to December, the Office for National Statistics said.

In its latest report, it said the biggest contribution to the rise in the 12-month inflation rate of the consumer price index came from food prices.

The main factors contributing to food inflation are bread, cereals, meat and vegetables, he said.

An 800g loaf of sliced ​​white bread now costs 3p more than a year ago at £1.07.

Some of the biggest increases have been seen in the cost of fresh meat, the mirror reported.

Lamb chops have increased by nearly 9% per kilo over the past year, from an average of £13.46 to £14.65.

A kilo of ground beef jumped 25% from £5.09 to £6.39. And the cost of a Sunday roast has soared, with the price of a kilo of roast beef jumping from £8.81 to £11.33, a jump of 29%.

However, the largest overall increase seen in ONS data for December was in margarine, where the price of an average 500g tub had risen by 31% over the past year, from 1.35 £ to £1.77.

Milk, another basic purchase, rose by 3p to an average of 46p a pint.

Below, we’ve detailed how the prices of common items in your cart have changed.

In some cases, the increase is shocking. But for a few items, there is good news in that the price has come down.

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Changes to your purchase invoice

SOURCE: National Statistics Office

MEAT

Beef (kg) – up 4.9%

December 2020: £6.09

December 2021: £6.39

Increase: £0.30 (4.9%)

Steak (kg) – up 12.5%

December 2020: £14.46

December 2021: £16.27

Increase: £1.81 (12.5%)

Roast beef (kg) – up 28.6%

December 2020: £8.81

December 2021: £11.33

Increase: £2.52 (28.6%)

Lamb chop (kg) – up 8.7%

December 2020: £13.48

December 2021: £14.65

Increase: £1.17 (8.7%)

Pork loin (kg) – up 7.4%

December 2020: £6.06

December 2021: £6.51

Increase: £0.45 (7.4%)

Back bacon (kg) – up 6.3%

December 2020: £6.69

December 2021: £7.11

Increase: £0.42 (6.3%)

Gammon (kg) – up 7.2%

December 2020: £7.20

December 2021: £7.72

Increase: £0.52 (7.2%)

Ham (100-125g) – up 2.5%

December 2020: £1.98

December 2021: £2.03

Increase: £0.05 (2.5%)

Sausages (kg) – up 8.6%

December 2020: £4.89

December 2021: £5.31

Increase: £0.42 (8.6%)

Chicken (kg) – up 10.3%

December 2020: £2.52

December 2021: £2.78

Increase: £0.26 (10.3%)

Whitefish fillets (kg) – up 3.7%

December 2020: £15.54

December 2021: £16.12

Increase: £0.58 (3.7%)

Salmon fillets (kg) – up 7%

December 2020: £13.94

December 2021: £14.92

Increase: £0.98 (7.0%)

BREAD

Sliced ​​white bread (800g) – up 2.9%

December 2020: £1.04

December 2021: £1.07

Increase: £0.03 (2.9%)

Unpackaged white bread (800g) – up 4.3%

December 2020: £1.16

December 2021: £1.21

Increase: £0.05 (4.3%)

Sliced ​​Wholemeal Flour (800g) – up 3.8%

December 2020: £1.05

December 2021: £1.09

Increase: £0.04 (3.8%)

DAIRY

Spreadable butter (500g) – up 10.9%

December 2020: £3.13

December 2021: £3.47

Increase: £0.34 (10.9%)

Block butter (250g) – up 4.1%

December 2020: £1.71

December 2021: £1.78

Increase: £0.07 (4.1%)

Margarine (500g) – up 31.1%

December 2020: £1.35

December 2021: £1.77

Increase: £0.42 (31.1%)

Cheese (kg) – 6.6% decrease

December 2020: £6.65

December 2021: £6.21

Increase: -£0.44 (-6.6%)

EGGS

Free range eggs (dozen) – 0.5% decrease

December 2020: £2.21

December 2021: £2.20

Increase: -£0.01 (-0.5%)

Other eggs (dozen) – down 7.3%

December 2020: £1.92

December 2021: £1.78

Increase: -£0.14 (-7.3%)

MILK

Milk (pint) – up 7%

December 2020: £0.43

December 2021: £0.46

Increase: £0.03 (7.0%)

TEA

Tea (250g) – up 2.5%

December 2020: £2.00

December 2021: £2.05

Increase: £0.05 (2.5%)

COFFEE

Instant coffee (100g) – up 2.7%

December 2020: £2.94

December 2021: £3.02

Increase: £0.08 (2.7%)

SUGAR

Sugar (kg) – up 1.4%

December 2020: £0.71

December 2021: £0.72

Increase: £0.01 (1.4%)

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Old potatoes (kg) – no change

December 2020: £0.56

December 2021: £0.56

Increase: £0.00 (0.0%)

New potatoes (kg) – up 6.2%

December 2020: £1.30

December 2021: £1.38

Increase: £0.08 (6.2%)

Tomatoes (kg) – up 8.1%

December 2020: £2.23

December 2021: £2.41

Increase: £0.18 (8.1%)

Cabbage (kg) – up 5.9%

December 2020: £0.68

December 2021: £0.72

Increase: £0.04 (5.9%)

Cauliflower (each) – up to 20%

December 2020: £0.75

December 2021: £0.90

Increase: £0.15 (20.0%)

Broccoli (kg) – up 4.3%

December 2020: £1.63

December 2021: £1.70

Increase: £0.07 (4.3%)

Carrots (kg) – up 4.1%

December 2020: £0.49

December 2021: £0.51

Increase: £0.02 (4.1%)

Onions (kg) – up 6%

December 2020: £0.83

December 2021: £0.88

Increase: £0.05 (6.0%)

Mushrooms (kg) – up 8%

December 2020: £2.99

December 2021: £3.23

Increase: £0.24 (8.0%)

Cucumber (each) – up to 2%

December 2020: £0.51

December 2021: £0.52

Increase: £0.01 (2.0%)

Lettuce (each) – up to 4%

December 2020: £0.50

December 2021: £0.52

Increase: £0.02 (4.0%)

Baking apples (kg) – up 3.1%

December 2020: £1.94

December 2021: £2.00

Increase: £0.06 (3.1%)

Dessert apples (kg) – up 24.9%

December 2020: £1.89

December 2021: £2.36

Increase: £0.47 (24.9%)

Pears (kg) – up 23%

December 2020: £1.91

December 2021: £2.35

Increase: £0.44 (23.0%)

Oranges (each) – up 2.9%

December 2020: £0.34

December 2021: £0.35

Increase: £0.01 (2.9%)

Bananas (kg) – 2.4% decrease

December 2020: £0.83

December 2021: £0.81

Increase: -£0.02 (-2.4%)

Grapes (kg) – up 7.1%

December 2020: £3.83

December 2021: £4.10

Increase: £0.27 (7.1%)

Avocado (each) – down 8.4%

December 2020: £0.95

December 2021: £0.87

Increase: -£0.08 (-8.4%)

Grapefruit (each) – no change

December 2020: £0.56

December 2021: £0.56

Increase: £0.00 (0.0%)

Kyle Monk, director of information and analysis at the British Retail Consortium, said Brexit was partly responsible for the spike in food prices, Sky reported.

He said: “Brexit has made life more difficult for EU workers in the UK. While the shortage of HGV drivers was greatest, salary increases for staff at several points in the British food production have driven up the prices of domestically produced food.

“Conversely, many buyers have concluded long-term preferential contracts with non-European suppliers.

“For example, the bulk of the UK’s avocado supply comes from Peru – there has been no change in trading conditions, nor a significant increase in food container prices from South America. South “.

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