paid in the gondola
about 525% more for agricultural products than the manufacturer did in November, according to a report by
The Argentine Chamber of the Average Company (CAME).
According to the agency, the price difference between the origin and the destination of this type of food increased by 5.8 points in the same month.
This situation also occurs in the context of a decline in sales, especially in fruit such as orange, mandarin, red pepper and pumpkin.
The data comes from the IPOD, which is being developed by CAME's regional economics sector, based on the online newspaper published by major supermarkets in Argentina.
As far as agricultural products are concerned, the difference between the producer's and the output of the gondola is 566%, an increase of 7 percentage points compared to the previous month.
The food with bigger gaps in November was: the orange, which multiplied its price by 13.7 times since leaving the field; red pepper with a multiplication of 8.57 times; red apple 8.11 times; mandarin with 6.86 times and pear 6.54 times.
The products with minimal differences between one selling stage and the other are egg and chicken, as the consumer paid only 2.51 times what the producer received – 3.12 times more and the round tomatoes (about 3.48 times).
Dante Javier Grigorato, vice president of the Citrus Federation of Entre Ríos (FeCiER), said: "Many enterean manufacturers are looking to go directly to the market and sometimes do not even sell what they have, leading to the discarding of the remaining fruit . "
He pointed out: "Raw materials have increased a lot in recent months due to devaluation, and since they can not update sales prices, they work at a loss."
The producer's share of the final food price was reduced in November to 22% on average, compared with 22.9% in the previous month.