Grocery Costs Continue to Rise
The price of the average basket of grocery items has continued its sharp rise in July per mySupermarket’s monthly Groceries Tracker.
Research conducted by shopping and comparison website mySupermarket.co.uk found the price of a basket of 35 popular items came to £84.35 compared to the previous month of £83.04.
The majority of the products rose by 2- 8%, but onions and kitchen towels rose by 16% and 18% respectively.
The price of mushrooms has finally dropped by 6% following a consistent three-month increase. The items that did fall in price, did so minimally as the difference is only 1%!
Overall the cost of 19 products rose, 10 decreased and 6 stayed the same. The total basket is £1.31 more expensive than June 2017, and it also £0.91p more expensive than July 2016.
mySupermarket’s CEO Gilad Simhony said:
We are not yet seeing a slowdown in the price increases in the supermarkets. Since June there has been a £3 rise in the price of the average shopping basket, which is more than double for the same period last year as it only rose by £1.50 in the same two months last year.
More than ever, customers should do their research before shopping so they can make sure they are getting the best value for money. Shoppers can save up to 30% on their shop by using mySupermarket to compare across supermarkets.
mySupermarket’s Groceries Tracker monitors the cost of the same 35 most commonly bought grocery products monthly.
The full list of 35 products can be found below.