It will be the end of the year more shiny parties than usual on the Argentinian tables. the inflation, it unemployment and devaluation they are a cocktail as in 2018 increased poverty and the situation in households recorded a strong depression of the family economy. Christmas products, in this context, are no exception.
According to a survey of Non-governmental volunteers, The average value of Christmas basket products (sweet bread, chicken, cider, nougat and almond) increased by 29.5% compared with a year ago.
In some cases, even, The increases recorded up to 69 percent. The baskets of some major supermarkets also increased to 53 percentage points.
In general, the prices of the 24 products make up the price Christmas hamper It is below the cumulative increase in general prices (39.5%) and far below inflation assumed for the year's total, which would be between 45 and 50 percent.
Among the products that rose the most are tuna in oil (69%), bananas (66,67%) and kilo chicken (57.89%). In order to purchase the total of the products, Free Consumers estimates that an important amount will be paid: 2 561 pesos.
In both, sweet bread increased on average 21.36 percent, although some brands catapulted it to 55.83 percent.