Fuel price hikes push food costs up

Pop­u­lar milk and mielie meal show the most se­vere in­creases

Daily Dispatch - - Front Page -

Mealie meal and milk are among the most hard hit

It comes as no sur­prise that most of the items on our gro­cery list may have had price in­creases over the past month, es­pe­cially with the re­cent petrol hike.

The big­gest losers for the con­sumer were mealie meal, milk and pota­toes.

The ev­ery­day es­sen­tial items used in most house­holds have in­creased from as lit­tle as 2c, with the most be­ing at R3, with a 1kg of pota­toes now at R12,99, from the R9,99 price last month. Cook­ing oil in­creased from R16,49 to R17,49 while eggs barely rose from R27,98 to R28,00 a dozen. A loaf of brown bread re­mains the same at R7,49, while a kilo­gram of mealie meal has shot up by R2 from R6,99 to R8,99.

A kilo­gram of chicken pieces has shown a de­cline of R5, to R34,99 from R39,99.

But­ter­nut and milk has also in­creased by R2 from R8,99 to R10,99, with a litre of milk now at R11,99 from R9,99.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.