Apples and margarine prices surge 20% as rising food inflation hits Brits' ...

Apples and margarine prices surge 20% as rising food inflation hits Brits' ...
Apples and margarine prices surge 20% as rising food inflation hits Brits' ...

Consumers pockets are set to be hit harder as inflation causes the cost of everyday groceries from apples, to sausages to margarine, to surge in price.

New data from the Office for National Statistics shows prices for some of the most basic goods that Brits fill their trolleys up with have skyrocketed in the past 12 months.

Apples and margarine have both seen huge increases, both up 20 per cent. A typical 500g tub will now cost upwards of £1.60, while a bag of apples topped £2.35. 

As the cost of everyday groceries continues to soar, Brits are facing the crunch from all corners as energy bills, petrol prices and rising inflation continue to cripple consumers' spending power.

Families are now on the cusp of the biggest spending squeeze in nearly a decade, despite some supermarket bosses trying in vain to protect shoppers from the worst of the price rises.

New data from the Office for National Statistics shows prices for some of the most basic goods that Brits fill their trolleys up with have skyrocketed in the past 12 months

New data from the Office for National Statistics shows prices for some of the most basic goods that Brits fill their trolleys up with have skyrocketed in the past 12 months 

Apples and margarine have both seen huge increases, both up 20 per cent. A typical 500g tub will now cost upwards of £1.60, while a bag of apples will top £2.35.

Apples and margarine have both seen huge increases, both up 20 per cent. A typical 500g tub will now cost upwards of £1.60, while a bag of apples will top £2.35.

After a steady steam of falling food prices, food inflation surged from 0.3% in August to 0.8% in September as retailers battled supply shortages and higher costs.

That means a standard pack of pork sausages jumped up from £4.87 to £5.16 per kilogram in the space of a month.

Meanwhile, pears soared up 16% to £2.37, while a bag of apples hit £2.35 after rising by a fifth.

Prices are rising at the fastest pace in at least a quarter of a century as businesses pass on the costs of labour, materials, shipping and energy to consumers. 

The price of pears soared to £2.37 (up 16%)

A standard pack of pork sausages jumped up from £4.87 to £5.16 per kilogram in the space of a month

A standard pack of pork sausages jumped up from £4.87 to £5.16 per kilogram in the space of a month, while pears soared to £2.37 (up 16%)

New data from the Office for National Statistics breaks down how skyrocketing prices of basic goods have seen the cost of living surge throughout 2021

New data from the Office for National Statistics breaks down how skyrocketing prices of basic goods have seen the cost of living surge throughout 2021

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