Toledo is the Spanish province in which prices have risen the most. Life has become more expensive by 13.3% there, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published this Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). León, with 13.1%, and Ciudad Real, with 12.9% , complete the top 3 Spanish provinces with the highest price rise in August.
In addition, the cost of housing has increased by more than 34% in just one year in Toledo , where the price of food has also increased, in this case by 16%. The rest of the provinces of the community are not spared either: Albacete (12.5%), Cuenca (12.4%) and Guadalajara (11.9%) register rates well above the national average (10.5%) .
In monthly terms, prices have remained unchanged in Toledo, which recorded the same data in the last CPI. In Albacete the figure has risen one tenth, and in Ciudad Real, Cuenca and Guadalajara it has fallen by 0.4%, 0.3% and 0.1%, respectively. In any case, Castilla-La Mancha is the autonomous community with the highest prices, registering a 12.6% Consumer Price Index (CPI) in August, followed by Castilla y León (11.8%). , Extremadura (11.5%) and La Rioja (11.4%).
The shopping cart is getting more expensive
The data published this Tuesday indicate that making the purchase costs 13.8% more than a year ago, which registers the highest rate since January 1994, and 0.5% compared to July 2022, with notable increases in milk, cheese and eggs, meat, bread and cereal.
In annual terms, milk leads the most significant rise, of 25.6% , a percentage that -however- is less than the 38% increase in the price paid for milk at origin to the farmer the previous month, in July, explains to EFE the general director of the National Federation of Dairy Industries (Fenil), Luis Calabozo.
On the other hand, the manager of the Olive Oil Interprofessional, Teresa Pérez, assures that olive oil has become 13.2% more expensive in the last twelve months , due to the prices of packaging and fuels in the distribution.
Poultry has been the meat that has become more expensive in annual terms (+17.6%), pushed by the high costs of raw materials and energy that producers bear, explains to Efe the general secretary of the Spanish Interprofessional Association of Poultry meat (Avianza), Jordi Montfort.
Behind these increases we find the increase in production costs (electricity, water, cereals and diesel), the scarcity of some raw materials as a result of the weather, especially the drought, and the international imbalances of the markets , due to the war in Ukraine .