Tuesday, January 18

The prices of “homeless” meat: there were increases of up to 17% in popular cuts


“In October the auctions gradually returned: Meat: + 1.78%; Food Basket + 2.47%; and in November, they went up again: Meat: + 12.20% Food Basket: 5.77%“he added.

According to the monthly survey of prices of the Basic Food Basket (CBA); in 600 businesses in twenty districts of the Buenos Aires suburbs; in November an adult family and two small children needed $ 31,219.46 (5.77% more than in October) to pay for their basic food. Whereas, to cover their total basic expenses, which in addition to food include, health, education, transportation, fees, and the like; the same family required $ 73,677.92, that is, + 5.92% than the previous month “.

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The meat category only in November increased by 12.20%, the greengrocery products 3.60% and the warehouse products “only” rose 1.77%. The last point to highlight within the survey is that the largest increases registered from October to November in the meat sector are cuts that are highly consumed by Argentines.

  • 1kg roast: in October $ 680 / in November $ 799.5 (variation of 17.57%)
  • 1kg meat: $ 590 / $ 650 (10.17%)
  • 1kg chopped: $530/$590 (11.32%)
  • 1kg backbone $ 250/300 (20%)
  • 1kg liver: $ 230 / $ 250 (8.70%)
  • 1kg buttock: $ 760 / $ 870 (14.47%)
  • 1kg pallet: $ 667.5 / $ 750 (12.36%)
  • 1kg fish: $ 580 / $ 600 (3.45%)
  • 1kg chicken: $ 200 / $ 220 (10%)



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