This will be the end of the years more skinny than the usual Argentinean masses. on inflation, unemployment and devaluation they are a cocktail that in this year 2018 increased poverty and the situation in households registered a strong depression of the family economy. Christmas products, in this context, are no exception.
According to a survey by Free users of NGOs, the average value of Christmas basket products (sweet bread, chicken, apple wine, eggs and almonds) increased by 29.5% compared to the previous year.
In some cases, increases were recorded to 69%. Also, the bins of some large supermarkets increased to 53 percentage points.
Overall, the evolution of prices of the 24 products they make Christmas basket it is below the cumulative rise in overall prices (39.5%) and well below the projected inflation for the whole year, which would be between 45 and 50%.
Among the products that have grown the most are tuna in butter (69%), bananas (66,67%) and pounds of chicken (57,89%)To be able to buy the total amount of products, free users estimate that a significant amount must be paid: 2,561 pesos.
In both, sweet bread grew on average by 21.36%, although some brands catapulted it to 55.83%.