New increases on the horizon for electricity, gas, food, school and transport. For an average family, a blow of 2,367 euros in 2022. An autumn sting is coming to the pockets of Sardinian families. This was denounced by Adiconsum Sardegna, which reports that, starting from September, consumers in the region will have to deal with new increases in prices and tariffs, meeting an average annual expenditure of +2,367 euros per year per unit.
“September opens under the banner of high school, with heavy increases of up to 10% recorded in the region for the prices of school materials (diaries, backpacks, pencil cases, notebooks, etc.), an expense to which the purchase must be added of textbooks, with paper heavily increased due to expensive energy – explains the president Giorgio Vargiu – We continue with food, products that in the last month have recorded price increases on average of + 11.4% on a year, and an upward trend destined to continue in the coming months: it will cost more to buy meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, but the increases will also affect bread, pasta and dairy products in the region, to the point that today a family in Sardinia finds itself in spend around 584 euros more per year just for food purchases “.
“Then with the electricity and gas bills: according to Istat data, today an average family in Sardinia spends 59.4% more on energy supplies, an expense destined to increase in October, when the tariff increases for last quarter of the year – continues Vargiu – The rise in fuels aggravates the picture, with petrol and diesel prices that have reversed course and mark new heavy increases at the pump. At present, a Sardinian family suffers a sting equal to +2,367 euros per year due to the increase in prices and tariffs, which could worsen during the autumn, pushing thousands of resident households towards default ”.
“The market is totally in the hands of speculators and to combat speculation it would be necessary to return to prices administered by the state, but we realize that we cannot ask for such an extraordinary measure to a government in office for current affairs only and therefore with limited powers. Therefore, it is necessary to take at least some buffer measures: urgent measures to block energy and fuel prices; interventions to de-tax the price lists of primary products such as food and support families struggling with the purchase of school materials and textbooks; modify the decree on the taxation of extra profits bringing it to at least 80% ”- concludes Giorgio Vargiu..