These are the foods that are most expensive from the field to the table


The shopping basket continues to be among the main concerns of the Spanish, despite VAT reduction in basic products such as eggs, vegetables, fruits, legumes and pasta. A measure that, in the absence of more data, does not seem to have stopped the rise in prices: core inflation, which excludes unprocessed food and energy, rose two tenths in February to 7.7%. . In this context, since COAGdenounce that from the field to the supermarket shelves products such as garlic, lemon, table olive and banana they can see their prices multiplied up to 877%. fruits like orange and the apple they also see their value increase from tree to table by 411% and 400%, respectively. On the other hand, the latest data available from the National Statistics Institute (INE) corresponding to January, estimates that the prices of food and beverages accumulated a rise of 15.4%.

According to him Food Origin and Destination Price Index (IPOD)which this agrarian organization prepares monthly from a sample of collection points and supermarkets, the differences between the field and the table are very prominent in products such as garlic which are paid at origin at 0.61 euros/kg and which, in supermarkets, can reach an average price of 5.96 euros/kg. Or the lemonof which Spain is the second largest exporter in the world and the first in Europe, and which at the foot of the fruit tree are paid at 0.34 euros/kg while, on the shelves, it scales up to 2.36 euros per kilo, 615% more .

The cases of the olive and the banana

In the case of the table olive the prices at origin are 0.91 euros/kg but the consumer pays for them 5.62 euros per kilo. That is, 518% more. He bananain tough competition with the very low prices of the banana, sees its value multiply by more than five times, going from 0.34 euros/kg to 6.06 euros/kg in the supermarket.

They also highlight the price differences in products such as chard which, at origin, is paid at 0.61 euros/kg and reaches supermarket shelves with an average price of 5.96 euros/kg. This is 459% more. On the other hand, between the field and the table, the potato sees its value increase by 360%, reaching 1.61 euros/kg while farmers have received only 0.35 euros per kilo. The lettuce it becomes up to 337% more expensive when it reaches the consumer for 311% of the carrot. Although primary producers are paid 0.27 euros/kg, consumers pay 1.11 euros. That is, something more than triple.

Lamb, 309% more expensive between the farm and the supermarket

No other products are released, the result of livestock activity, such as lamb, which at origin is paid on average at 4.02 euros/kg and for which the consumer must pay 16.43 euros per kilo. This represents an increase of 309%. Something similar happens with the veal which sees its value increase by 264%. Farmers receive an average of 5.46 euros/kg while supermarkets pay 19.88 euros/kg. Something similar happens with the pig and the rabbitwhich between the field and the table sees a value shoot up by 237% and 215%, respectively.

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