The last report of the Information System of Prices and Supply of the Agricultural Sector (Sipsa), which supplies the Dane, of December 2022, showed that they increased the prices of potatoes, tomatoes, onions, rice, beef and pork, eggs and brown sugar.
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The overall increase was 2.3% during Decemberand. Figure that exceeds the 1.33% of last November, but less than the increase of December 2021, which was 2.7%.
Accordingly, the Rural Agricultural Planning Unit (UPRA) explained that the variation took into account the reduction in the supply of some foods as a result of lower harvests -This is the case of rice and potatoes- and the seasonal increase in demand due to the celebration of the holidays, where the consumption of some products such as meat, eggs and fruits such as grapes increases conjuncturally.
In this sense, the price of the pork leg rose 5.9%, the rib 3.3% and the loin without a hole 5.3%. Regarding green grapes, its rise was 19.4% while the cost of bananas rose more than 10%. In rice the rise was 2.4%which represents a moderation with respect to the figures registered between February and April 2022.
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The opposite behavior occurred in cassava: the prices of llanera, criolla and chirosa fell. equallye, the diamond, criollo and espino yams presented a reduction in their prices.
“A fact that deserves to be highlighted is the improvement in the supply of fruit. Increased the income of mangoes, sideburns, guavas, lulo, Hass avocado, common orange, passion fruit and mandarins”, assured the director of Upra, Felipe Fonseca.
Throughout 2022 there were foods that had a significant rise, including: onion, rice, bananas, eggs, fresh fruits, carrots, cheeses and oranges.
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These increases are justified by the increased cost of imported inputs, due to both a reduction in world supply and an increase in the exchange rate. He also contributed to this result the increase that occurred in the prices of fertilizers, a situation that severely impacts production costs.
Along with this, due to the frequent and intense rains that had an impact on planting decisions, and reduced the volumes and quality of the crops in the country.
Foods that get expensive
Vegetables: paprika, chonto and riogrande tomatoes, spinach, corn on the cob, carrot, chard, green peas in pods, onion rush and cabezona.
Fruit: grapes, blackberry from Castilla, cantaloupe melon, national and imported red apples, Creole banana and sandwich, strawberry, papelillo avocado and imported peach.
Tubers, roots and plantains: plantains -guineo, hartón, dominico and dominico hartón-, black potatoes in all their varieties and criolla potatoes in their presentations.
Grain: first and second class rice, Calima beans, white cargamanto, imported lentils and chickpeas, corn cuchuco and imported dry peas.
meats: beef and pork in its main cuts and presentations.
Eggs, dairy and processed foods: Red eggs A, B, AA and extra; square and round panelas, white and brown. Chocolate, pasta and cooking oil.
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Foods that are getting cheaper
Vegetables: kidney beans, cabbage -purple, green and white-, squash, green cargamanto beans, beets, onion, leek and squash.
Fruits: mangoes -reina, Tommy, common and Yulima- Tahiti lemon, passion fruit, guavas, gulupa, borojó, lulo, oneco and myrtle mandarin, common orange, tree tomato and Hass avocado.
Tubers, roots and plantains: llanera, chirosa and criolla yucca; yam diamond, hawthorn and criollo, yellow arracacha.
Grain: radical beans, pink Uribe, nima, Calima, bolón and imported white rice.
Meats: chicken meat in some cuts such as breast, leg leg with and without rump.
Eggs, dairy and processed foodss: egg white A and AA. Sulfited and brown sugar.