Grocery basket '£5 cheaper than last year'

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BY MARTYN FISHER

Grocery basket '£5 cheaper than last year'

After a small rise in June, prices continued to fall from £86.84 for an average basket of products in June, to £86.11

Grocery basket '£5 cheaper than last year'

The price of broccoli rose by 3 per cent in July 2015

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Grocery prices fell by one per cent month on month in July 2015.

That's according to data from groceries website MySupermarket.

After a small rise in June – the first increase in price in 2015 - prices continued to fall from £86.84 for an average basket of products in June, to £86.11, a weekly saving of 73p.

When compared to 12 months ago, the same basket in July 2014 was six per cent more expensive at £91.39, resulting in a saving for shoppers of over £5.

The products that decreased the most in July compared to June were bananas (-4 per cent), fresh peppers (-4 per cent) and tomatoes (-3 per cent).

The items that increased the most in the last month included broccoli (three per cent), and mushrooms (three per cent).

Gilad Simhony, CEO of MySupermarket, said: ‘’The last year has seen a huge fall in the cost of grocery essentials and a weekly saving of over £5 will be welcome news for shoppers who continue to look for the best value when comparing prices.

"Out of the 35 products that make up our weekly basket, only apples and baked beans have increased in price. Regular buyers of vegetables and chicken should be particularly pleased, as these products have fallen the most in the last 12 months.’’

MySupermarket price decrease/increase story

 

MySupermarket’s Groceries Tracker monitors the cost of the same 35 most commonly-bought grocery products, and publishes the prices on a monthly basis.

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