In first place in the Coldiretti classification is Arezzo with 528 euros more. Then Grosseto + 517 euros. Pisa closes the standings with +387 euros.
Florence: Do the shopping it cost residents much more than Arezzo who had to add 528 euros to their budget to put bread, pasta, milk, meat and fish on the table compared to residents of the province of Pisa (+387). There is a gap of 141 euros between the first and last of the ranking drawn up by Coldiretti Toscana on the basis of inflation data in the twelve months of 2022. In between there is an average annual outlay on a regional basis per family of 463 euros more per year for the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
“In this crazy 2022, inflation was pushed to record levels by the increase in energy and production costs fueled by the effects of the conflict in Ukraine for which, unfortunately, a solution is not yet in sight. – explains Fabrizio Filippi, President of Coldiretti Tuscany – In order to defend themselves from the tsunami of price increases, families have had to adapt by looking for products with discounts, even going to several stores in search of the cheapest price or returning to the habit of making a shopping list to discourage compulsive purchases. Small strategies which, together with many good daily practices that they have put in place such as a more careful fight against waste and better management of energy costs with 77% claiming to reduce temperatures and the hours of use of the heaters, have certainly alleviated the impact”.
In the ranking of the provinces where filling the cart was more expensive, we find Grosseto in second place with 517 euros which ended the year with the highest inflation rate in the whole region (12.7%) against a stable average of 12% compared to the month of November 2022. In third place we find Pistoia with 500 euros. Not far away with 489 euros, in fourth place, the province of Massa Carrara which precedes Florence with 478 euros in fifth position. Then follow Livorno with 453 euros, Siena with 444 euros and Lucca with 410 euros. As anticipated, Pisa closes the rankings with 387 euro price increases.
Overall, all families together spent, considering the average inflation for each individual item, 845 million euros more for the purchase of food products and soft drinks due to an average increase in inflation of 8.2% with the ranking of increases which is led by bread, pasta and cereals (+160 million) ahead of vegetables (+159 million) and meat (+143 million). In fourth place there are, as anticipated, milk, cheese and eggs – explains Coldiretti Toscana – which precede fish, which has increased by 69 million euros. Followed by oil, butter and fats (+ 52 million), which is however the category that in 2022 saw prices run the most with an average inflation of 17.9% and soft drinks (from coffee to mineral waters to juices) dead heat (+52 million). Sugar, jams, honey, chocolate and sweets (+25 million) and salt, condiments and baby food (+13 million) close the ranking..
If the prices for families run the increase in costs hits the entire agri-food chain hard, starting from the countryside – Coldiretti Toscana complaint – where more than 1 farm out of 10 (13%) is in such a critical situation as to lead to the cessation of the activity but well over 1/3 of the total (34%) is still forced at this moment to work in a condition of negative income due to price increases, according to Crea. Under pressure – underlines Coldiretti Toscana – is the entire agri-food chain starting from agriculture where cost increases ranging from +170% of fertilizers to +90% feed +129% diesel up to +500% bills for pumping water for crop irrigation. But increases also concern the food sector with glass costing over 50% more than last year, 15% for tetrapacks, 35% for labels, 45% for cardboard, 60% for tin cans, up to +70% for plastic, according to the Coldiretti analysis.CopyAMP code
“2022 was a very tough year that weakened the confidence of families and businesses and created a climate of pessimism especially with regard to the economic situation. The year ended with a stable inflation rate, albeit with many differences from area to area. – concludes the President of Coldiretti Toscana, Fabrizio Filippi – The small growth of the regional GDP forecast for 2023, and the following two years by Irpet, will inevitably be conditioned by the factors war, inflation and climate. Agriculture can provide many of the answers that the country needs both in terms of food production and clean energy, making a decisive contribution to a new growing season”.
The most expensive shopping in Tuscany in 2022
- 1st Arezzo + 528 euros
- 2nd Grosseto + 517 euros
- 3rd Pistoia + 500 euros
- 4th Massa Carrara + 489 euros
- 5th Florence + 478 euros
- 6th Livorno + 453 euros
- 7th Siena + 444 euros
- 8th Lucca + 410 euros
- 9th Pisa + 387 euros