Fuel price hikes push food costs up
Popular milk and mielie meal show the most severe increases
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.