Inflation: which staple foods have increased the most in a year?

The rise in the prices of certain products seems to have taken a new springboard in April 2022. Certain foodstuffs are more affected than others. So what are they?

The rise in prices on supermarket shelves is confirmed. While it was only 0.58% in February and 1.49% in March, the change in prices of consumer products (food + hygiene and maintenance) reached 2.89% in April on one year, all circuits combined (supermarkets, hypermarkets, drive, etc.), according to the monthly report of the institute specializing in the study of consumption, IRI, published Tuesday, May 3. The increase is even 3.01% for food products alone.

“This clear acceleration is visible on all types of brands”, reports the IRI institute. Over one year, the prices of national brand products rose by 2.64%, those of private labels (MDD) by 3.32% and those of first prices recorded the largest increase, at +6.60%. .

As a result, from discount to large retailers, all distribution channels are inflationary. Over one year, the increase amounts to + 2.47% for drive, + 2.87% for supermarkets, + 2.90% for hypermarkets, + 3.02% for convenience stores and + 3 32% for hard-discount brands.

The ten products most affected by inflation

“The price increase currently affects more than 90% of PGC FLS categories and is reaching very high levels on more and more products”, notes Emily Mayer, specialist in consumer products at the IRI institute, with LSA.

In detail, the 10 most inflationary product categories in April over one year are: pasta (+15.31%); frozen meats (+11.33%); flours (+10.93%); oils (+9.98%); mustards (+9.26%); roasted coffees (+8.16%); dried fruits (+8.16%); minced meats (+7.91%); pasta-based ready meals (+7.67%); semolina and accompanying cereals (+7.47%).

What to expect in the coming months?

Unfortunately, the rise in prices is expected to continue and intensify in the coming months. With the reopening of negotiations on certain products in the coming weeks, inflation could reach +5% at the start of the summer in supermarkets, a level not seen since 2008”, advance Emily Mayer, with LSA.

To limit the impact of this increase on the portfolio of the French, the E.Leclerc brand has announced that it will set up, from May 4 to July 31, an anti-inflation shield on 120 everyday consumer products. For his part, President Emmanuel Macron promised, during the presidential campaign, to create a food check to help the most modest households.

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