half of the Italians ration their shopping at the supermarket

half of the Italians ration their shopping at the supermarket
half of the Italians ration their shopping at the supermarket
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L’inflation it does not stop and prices continue to skyrocket, despite the restrictive monetary policy of the ECB. According to theIstat in August in Italy it touched the record value since 1985with a leap of8.4% on an annual basis, just below the European value (+ 9.1%). The growth compared to the previous month is 0.8%. In July then, the annual increase was below 8% (precisely at 7.9%).

Like this acquired inflation for this year is 7% for the general index and 3.5% for the core component. “Are theelectricity and gas free market which produce the acceleration of the prices of unregulated energy goods – explains the National Institute of Statistics – and that, together with processed food and durable goodspush inflation to a level (+ 8.4%) that had not been recorded since December 1985 (when it was + 8.8%)“.

The boom in food

In particular, then, the prices of the so-called “shopping cart” are dangerously accelerating, with food products seeing a jump of 9.1%, compared to 8.9% in July. A year ago the rate was just 3%.

Across the Eurozone food, alcohol and tobacco they are in second place in contributing to the acceleration on inflation. In the first place, as mentioned, there is energy, so i non-energy industrial goods.

New increases for families

According to theNational Consumers Union these data are “a tsunami”For the Italians, while the Codacons provides for a sting on families. The burden estimate of annual expenditure for an average core it is 2,580 euros.

The Union then drafted one ranking of cities and regions where the cost of living has increased the most in the country. In the first place there is Bolzano where annual inflation, equal to 10.5%, leads to a sting of 2791 euros. So it ranks Trento (with + 10.2% and an increase in expenditure equal to 2669 euros for an average family). On the lowest step of the podium Bologna (with an increase of 9.5% and an additional expenditure of 2370 euros). And then Ravenna (+ 9.7%, + € 2344), Verona (+ 9.7%, € 2258), Milan which, despite having lower inflation than the national average, ranks sixth with € +2226, Brescia (+ 8.3%, € 2189), Perugia (+ 9.3%, +2137 euros) e Padua (+ 9.1%, +2118 euros).

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Closes the top ten Modena+ 8.7%, equal to € 2102. Catania, is first for inflation in Italy and first among the cities of the South as an annual blow, in eleventh position with 2085 euros. The most virtuous city is Campobasso, with an inflation of 7.5% and an additional expense for a typical family of “only” 1373 euros. It follows Catanzaro (+ 7.5%, +1401 euros) e Reggio Calabria (+ 7.6%, + € 1,419).

One in two Italians cuts spending

With these second increases Coldiretti one in two Italians (51%) cut their shopping at the supermarket. In a survey carried out on a sample of citizens 18% declare that they have significantly reduced the quality of their purchasesmoving towards low cost products to be able to reach the end of the month, while 31% did not change their spending habits.

Among the various products, those that have suffered the greatest collapse in purchases stand out fruits and vegetables: bought for 11% less than last year. More specifically, the Italians have cut the quantities of zucchini buy, by 9% le potatoes12% tomatoes, 4% le salads and 7% le carrots.

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