Inflation in Germany is at a record level, and food prices are also rising. That means higher costs in the supermarket.
- Inflation does not stop at the supermarkets and discounters either – many prices are rising
- But which products are particularly expensive?
- We give an overview
Rising raw material prices, supply bottlenecks and ongoing inflation are causing consumer prices in Germany to explode. For many products, people have to dig deep into their pockets. The food retail sector is also affected by the rise in prices: In Supermarkets like Edeka and Rewe, but also with Discounters – including Aldi and Lidl – prices have recently risen sharply.
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The Federal Statistical Office reports a price increase of 4.6 percent within a year with a view to Food. Compared to 2015, they were even 14.1 percent higher in August 2021. A development that should continue. “The winter could be very expensive,” writes about the WDR.
Aldi, Lidl & Co: prices in the supermarket are rising
After all, the recent sharp rise in energy prices is driving inflation. According to the Federal Statistical Office, this was the last time it had been since 1993. It is true that individual products are often only about cents – in total you pay when shopping Edeka, Rewe and other retailers but quickly a few euros more. And a look at the percentage increase also shows that there are significant price increases. These foods are particularly affected:
- Lettuce: plus 34.5 percent
- Tomatoes: up 18.2 percent
- Potatoes: up 16.3 percent
- Eggs: plus 12.1 percent
- Toast: plus 10.8 percent
Higher prices in winter: these products become more expensive
The development is likely to continue in winter. In the case of pasta, for example, a significant price increase is to be expected because drought periods have adversely affected the wheat harvest in many regions. More expensive There could also be fruit and vegetables, especially from Germany. There, too, there were poor harvests in some cases – and the lower yield increases the price. In the case of vegetables, this is already nine percent higher than a year ago.
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A look at the offers from Aldi, Lidl and Co. is currently particularly worthwhile. Reaching for cheaper no-name products can also lower costs compared to branded goods. Although the price increases in both cases, branded goods are still significantly more expensive. The cheaper products are often below or above the shelves in the supermarket. (nefz)
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